Royal School District News
The District and the Royal Education Association bargaining teams reached a tentative agreement on a new collective bargaining agreement on October 6, 2014. Here is the tentative agreement both the Association and Board are considering for ratification:
On October 21, 2014 the Association identified some issues it wanted to discuss further. In response to the Association’s concerns, the District offered this memorandum of understanding on October 22, 2014:
Both parties have filed Unfair Labor Practice Complaints with PERC. Below are all documents related to the filings.
Royal Education Association has filed 7 grievances against the District. Below are the copies of the grievances as well as responses to the grievances by the Board of Directors.
Five Year Strategic Plan Approved!
October 29, 2014
We are delighted to announce that the Royal School District Board of Directors approved our District's 2013-2018 Strategic Plan at its regular board meeting on Monday, October 27, 2014.
We would like to extend our appreciation to all stakeholders involved who contributed to the development of this comprehensive plan. We encourage everyone in the Royal community to promote and collaborate in the implementation of the plan over the next five years for the academic success of all the students in Royal.
To view the District's Five Year Strategic Plan please click here.
Washington State 2014 Healthy Youth Survey
Washington State 2014 Healthy Youth Survey
Our district is participating in the Washington State 2014 Healthy Youth Survey during the week of October 13th – 17th.
The Healthy Youth survey includes questions related to physical activity and diet, unintentional and intentional injury, substance use, risk and protective factors, access to school-based services, and sexual behaviors, abuse and orientation. Survey results are used by schools, communities and state agencies to plan programs to support our youth and reduce their risks.
The Healthy Youth Survey is given to students in grades 6, 8, 10 and 12 across Washington State.
Participation in the survey is voluntary and the students’ answers are anonymous.
Please read the Parent and Student Notification flyer for more information about the Healthy Youth Survey.
Learning by Choice
September 4, 2014
The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) publishes an annual Learning by Choice booklet as required by RCW 28A.225.290. This booklet details the numerous enrollment options for parents/guardians and students. The Learning by Choice booklet contains, but is not limited to, the following information:
- Enrollment Basics
- Specialized/Dual Credit Options
- Intra – and Inter-district Transfers
- Public School Choice – Transfer
- Services Available Upon Identification
- Other Enrollment Options
Superintendent of Royal School District #160
Message from the Superintendent August 2014
I hope you received the good news postcard from the district. The postcard contained information regarding the first day of school which will be Monday, August 25th. Student letters were mailed to your child letting them know who his/her teacher will be for the upcoming school year. We are looking forward to working with your child this school year.
We will be hosting an open house for the Royal High School Addition on Friday, August 22nd from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. We will have a ribbon cutting ceremony at 6:15 p.m. The high school leadership class will be available to give guided tours of the addition as well as other upgrades throughout the high school. We are extremely pleased with the new addition and I hope to see you there!
You will be seeing progress at the intermediation school very soon. The district awarded the bid to TW Clark Construction, LLC and we are on track to open the building for the 2015-2016 school year. Be on the lookout for updates on our website.
As you can see we have posted Royal School District’s bargaining proposal and other documents on our website related bargaining between the Royal School District and the Royal Education Association. We have been in negotiations since the end of January 2014. The Royal School District is hopeful that a fair contract will be settled as soon as possible. If you have any questions regarding any of the posted documents or bargaining please contact David Andra, Business Manager, or myself.
The theme of this school year is the “Whole Child”. If you were to take a close look into the life of a child, you would see that there are many experiences that have molded or shaped who they are today. Every single parent, sibling, grandparent, etc., add a piece to the puzzle. The staff at Royal School District has a significant influence in your child’s life. Staff members and students spend at least six hours together, Monday through Friday. With parent/guardian and teacher collaboration our students will have the opportunity to be the whole child.
I cannot stress this enough; if you have any questions, concerns, or comments on anything that is happening in our district please call, email, or come in and see me. My contact information can be found below. I always look forward to hearing from parents/guardians and community members. In an attempt to meet your needs and respect your time I ask that you call my assistant Gina Saldaña at (509) 346-2222 to schedule an appointment with me. There are times when I am out of the office and scheduling an appointment ensures I meet with you.
Contact information -
District Office: 901 Ahlers Road, Royal City, WA 99357
Phone: (509) 346-2222
Start Date for the 2014-2015 School Year
School will start on Monday, August 25, 2014.
*This date was approved by the Royal School District Board of Directors at a special board meeting on July 17, 2014, and is subject to ongoing negotiations with the Royal Education Association.
New Athletic Director/CTE Director/Other Duties Assigned Position
At the July 30, 2014, Special Board Meeting, the Board of Directors approved the hiring of Andrew Perkins as the District’s Athletic Director/CTE Director/Other Duties as Assigned. We are extremely thrilled to welcome Mr. Perkins to this position.