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Board Appreciation Month

Some Important Functions of School Boards:

Educational Excellence: Striving for educational excellence is at the core of every school board’s mission. They support high standards, monitor the progress of initiatives led by the superintendent, and work collaboratively in conjunction with administrators, teachers, families, and civic and community-based organizations to adopt curriculum and create an environment that fosters learning and achievement.

Policy Adoption: School boards are responsible for developing and adopting policies that guide the school district’s operations in conformity with state and federal law. These policies touch on various aspects, including but not limited to curriculum, student conduct, and superintendent evaluations.


Budget Oversight: Managing budgets is a challenging task, especially in the face of ever-evolving educational needs and the complex patchwork of funding sources, each with its own unique requirements. School boards work diligently to allocate resources efficiently and equitably, ensuring that funds are directed toward initiatives that directly benefit students.

Community Advocacy: School boards serve as a bridge between the community and the school system. They listen to the concerns of parents, students, and community members, advocating for policies and practices that reflect the needs and values of the community.

Legislative Advocacy: Being that bridge between the community and the school district, board members gain insight that is valuable to share with lawmakers as they grapple with how to equip the public education system to provide a variety of positive outcomes for our youth

SEEKING "FOR/AGAINST" LEVY COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Mabton School District is seeking applications from persons interested in being appointed to committees to write the for/against statements for the Yakima County Local Voters’ Pamphlet related to the District’s Replacement Educational Programs and Operation Levy ballot measure to be considered at the February 13, 2024 Special Election.


Those interested should send their name, address, phone number and which position they represent to Joseph R. Castilleja, Superintendent, Mabton School District, P.O. Box 37 Mabton WA 98935 or via email at [email protected] by December 8, 2023 by no later than 12:00 PM 

The Board will take action on the appointments at its December 11, 2023 regular board meeting.

Washington State Healthy Youth Survey 2023

Our school is participating in the Washington State Healthy Youth Survey during fall 2023. The survey will be given to students in Grades 6, 8, 10 and 12 in large districts and students in Grades 6 through 12 in small school districts.

The Healthy Youth Survey includes questions related to physical activity and diet, unintentional and
intentional injury, substance use, sexual behaviors, abuse, risk and protective factors, and access to school-based services. Survey results are used by schools, communities, and state agencies to plan programs to support our youth and reduce their risks.

Surplus Announcement

The Mabton School District #120 is giving notice according to RCW 28A.335.180, of property declared surplus/obsolete by the Board of Directors.

The surplus property is available for purchase by public schools, private schools and the general public in the State of Washington.

Public and private schools will have the option to View and/or Purchase on October 26th, 2023 from 9AM to 11AM. A public sale will be held thereafter, on October 27th, 2023 from 9AM to 11AM.

Item for sale is sold “AS IS” and all sales are final.

Annual General Parent Institute

We are excited to announce the upcoming annual general parent institute, a day dedicated to empowering parents and strengthening our school community.

Upcoming Events

School Board Meeting

Time: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Location: Mabton Junior Senior High School, 500 B St, Mabton, WA 98935, USA

School Board Meeting

Time: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Location: Mabton Junior Senior High School, 500 B St, Mabton, WA 98935, USA

School Board Meeting

Time: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Location: Mabton Junior Senior High School, 500 B St, Mabton, WA 98935, USA

School Board Meeting

Time: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Location: Mabton Junior Senior High School, 500 B St, Mabton, WA 98935, USA

School Board Meeting

Time: 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Location: Mabton Junior Senior High School, 500 B St, Mabton, WA 98935, USA

In the Spotlight

Artz-Fox Elementary CARES

Check out the Artz-Fox Elementary October CARES awards!
 
 

Mabton's Journey

Mabton made the cover of WSSDA Direct, a quarterly publication highlighting school Director work. Download the magazine here: https://www.wssda.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/2019-Winter-Direct.pdf 
 
 
 
 

District Announcements

At WSSDA’s 2019 Annual Conference, Mabton, Riverside, and Clover Park School Districts have been named Boards of the Year in the categories of small, medium, and large school districts, respectively. Picked from among 34 Boards of Distinction, these boards were particularly successful at showing a correlation between data, board decisions, and positive outcomes for students.
- Source, WSSDA.