Posted by Heather Campana on Oct 25, 2018
            
 
What’s going on with the CKSD Schools?  Superintendent David McVicker (on left above) and Doug Newell, (Executive Director of Business Operations on right) spoke on the progress made with the CK Schools.
 
Note: You can watch this presentation at  https://www.facebook.com/SilverdaleRotaryClub/videos/335922403837878/ It starts at about 29 minutes into the video.
 
"Bonds are for Buildings"
  • At Klahowya Secondary School, the new addition has been completed, adding a music room, 21 new classrooms, and a new auxiliary gymnasium!
     
  • Olympic High School boasts a brand new front entrance (90% complete), a new commons area (also a community gathering spot), brand new top-of-the-line Career and Technology Education (CTE) classroom with a 2200 sq ft lab, 4000 sq ft machine lab, and a robotics lab.
     
  • CK Middle and High Schools are to be completed March/April of 2019.  With 60 acres of land and tearing down 23 buildings, this is a big undertaking. The new CK High School will have a 2-story commons with a view of the Olympics and Dyes Inlet, a new CTE facility (like Olympic), a 900-seat Performing Arts space, as well as the new track and football field slated to host CK’s FIRST home football game (since the 1980’s) versus the Olympic High School Trojans, September of 2019!
     
  • Boeing, Alaska, and Horizon Air have all partnered with CKSD  on the CTE programs the District will be able to offer now. What a blessing for our young people!
     
  • Student and Staff Safety is also a big concern in today’s world. The CK School District is working to include in this: Social/Emotional Safety, Operational Safety, and Facility Safety. Six of the 19 buildings already have secure entrances and advanced camera systems, and they’re working to complete all the buildings.  Now there are Resource Officers at all 3 high schools. . They’ve hired 6 new counselors in the elementary schools to address additional social and emotional safety concerns.
     
"Levies are for Learning" – Levies are geared to bridge the gap from state funding to even more quality education.  The McCleary Decision increased funding for schools. This was beneficial to Kitsap teachers’ salaries as the increase was with the King County cohort. What a wonderful thing for our amazing teachers in our area!