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Workshops planned for community goals | Letters | Nov. 19

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

– Nelson Mandela

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On behalf of all the students, parents, staff, administrators and board members of Bainbridge Island School District, we thank our community for approval of the two school levies on Nov. 2.

Within the last few years, economic uncertainty has come to define all our lives, with public education hit very hard by the increasingly dire economic situation in Washington State.

Having stable, local funding for our district as it continues to adapt to the increasing revenue cuts from the state is like a beacon of light in a storm.

Now, all the good minds, hearts and energy of our great education and citizen community can take a deep breath to begin the hard, yet gratifying work of setting the priorities and goals that will define BISD as the premier school district in the state for years to come.

To initiate the work that is now possible, we have planned community workshops designed to engage our community in discussion about the future vision, mission and strategic activities of our school district. The greater the participation at these workshops, the richer the dialogue, and the more confidence we can have that BISD priorities and goals for the coming year do indeed represent the community at large.

Please come and join in the conversations to share your perspectives and wisdom. A workshop will be on Thursday, Dec. 9 from 4-5:30 p.m. in the Bainbridge High School Library.

Again, thank you.

Board President Patty Fielding

Supt. Faith Chapel

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