Welcome to 2024. We have a big date coming up soon…. February 13, 2024. This is the deadline to get your voting ballot turned in. You will see several items on your ballot as it hits your mailbox in mid-January and your voters’ guide, but I would argue that the most important ballot item listed will be the Entiat School District 4-year Replacement EP&O Levy. The Educational Programs and Operations Levy (formerly called Maintenance & Operations) pays for programs/services in our school that the State does not fully fund. These include safety/security, technology, the athletic program, and additional support staff. One thing that drew me back to my home in Entiat was the support the school receives from the community. Going back to 1991, we have had all 18 EP&O levies passed by voters with an average of 71.7% approval. This is an unbelievable track record of support for Entiat Schools. You will have several opportunities to learn more about this very important vote through community forums, flyers, social media posts, videos, and info on our website. Property taxes are never a fun topic to discuss. As a taxpayer in the Entiat School District, I am keenly aware that the economic times are making each dollar worth less. It is important to note that this February’s levy is a “replacement” levy and not an additional tax. It replaces a 4-year levy that voters (many of you) approved 4 years ago in 2020.
I have 3 important goals as you consider this vote.
As I have stated over and over, I firmly believe the school is the heart and soul of our community. We are all better when we are working together and supporting each other. We certainly appreciate the continued support provided to the Entiat School District by its community members and will never take your support for granted.
A truly positive experience for your child is something we (staff and parents) all want and to make this happen, we all need to work together as a team.
The roles that our bus drivers, custodians, kitchen staff, secretaries, district office personnel, counselors, administrators, paraprofessionals, coaches, teachers, etc. have on our team in the success of your child cannot be understated. We certainly welcome and need you parents on our team. Teamwork is at the core of our school theme:
BETTER TOGETHER: One Team; One Vision; One Community
Again, thank you for trusting your child to Entiat Schools, and thank you for being part of the “Tiger Team.”
Greg Whitmore – Superintendent
Class of ‘82
“It’s Great to be a Tiger!”
Pursuant to RCW 28A.225.020 and local school board policy 3122, Unexcused Absences E. 1, that states "Between the student’s second and fifth unexcused absence, the school must take the following data-informed steps: I. Middle and high school students will be administered the Washington Assessment of the Risks and Needs of Students (WARNS) or other assessment", the school will be administering the WARNS effective immediately. The assessment takes approximately 10 minutes and students will take it in private. To protect the students' confidentiality, only numbers are used to identify the student.