Schools Update: Town Hall Meeting

The Vernonia School District will be holding a Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday February 25th. We will be meeting in the Commons of the new schools at 7:00 PM. The topics for the meeting are the district’s shop program, our future sports fields, Qualities and Qualifications of a new Superintendent and  the benefits of a four day school week.  A general question and answer session for public input will also be included. 

Hopefully you are aware that the district recently received nearly $250,000 in a Career and Technical Education (CTE) Revitalization grant. This grant will enable us to expand our career course options, add a shop building, and complete the greenhouse.

We will  discuss the status of our planning for future sports fields since the Vernonia Sports Initiative, a group working under the Vernonia Education Foundation, has raised a significant amount of money toward this goal.

We will discuss establishing a task force to examine the benefits of a four day school week and the feasibility of implementing it next year.

As you may have heard, I have notified the School Board that I will not be renewing my contract when it ends on June 30th.  The School Board has initiated an internal search for a replacement and are asking for public input on qualities and qualifications the community would like to see in potential candidates.

Finally, we will be looking for input from the community on not only these issues but any other concerns that you would like to bring to our attention. We will be looking for input on the future of all aspects of the district’s programs and need your help in making sure your children’s needs are being met. On a personal level, I am looking for feedback from the community on how we could do better and the areas you see us needing to improve the most.

Please come and join us at 7:00 PM on the 25th at the new school. Come and make your voice heard, live and in person! I promise you that you will be heard!