Royal School District News
February 9, 2016
To: All Staff and Community
From: Michael Noftle, Chair - Royal School Board
Subject: Superintendent Quest
As you know, the district is looking for a new superintendent for the 2016-17 school year.
The process that began on November 3 of 2015 is in its final stages. The call for applicants has taken place for the past 3 months. We are now looking at the first of several steps toward making a selection.
The deadline for applications is February 15, 2016. The Northwest Leadership Associates consultant, Lloyd Olson, will have approximately a week to do extensive background checks on each of the applicants.
Lloyd will make his report on February 23, 2016 (6 p.m.) to a screening committee made up of board members, staff and members of the community. It is an executive session, as it will deal with confidential information provided by the applicants.
Based on Lloyd’s findings and committee discussion, the board/committee will select several candidates who will be invited to the community for an on-campus interview.
At the conclusion of the meeting, that information will immediately be communicated to staff and community!
On March 2 and 3, pre-final interviews will be conducted by the board with 4-5 applicants. Those interviews will be one hour in length.
From these interviews the ”top” applicants will be selected, presumably 2-3 finalists.
Each finalist will be invited to the district for a full day interview. Each candidate will meet all employee groups, have a 2-hour interview with the board and conclude with a community meeting.
Each person attending the all day interviews will be asked to complete an evaluation form on each candidate. After the board has considered all the available input from Lloyd, the staff and community input and their own interview data, they will make a decision.
If you have questions about this process please feel free to contact Lloyd Olson or me.
Maintenance & Operations Levy 2016
** Please click on the image above to see a PDF with further information on our Maintenance & Operations Levy.**
Voter Ballots will be mailed out (by the County) by
Friday, January 22, 2016.
They must be returned by the election date of
Tuesday, February 09, 2016.
Last Day of School for 2015-2016 School Year
January 29, 2016
Thursday, June 9, 2016, will be the last day of school as long as there are no more snow days. As a reminder, the last day of school is a half-day.
Updated 01/29/16 3:52 PM
RSD Policy and Procedure Reference Manual ONLINE!
January 8, 2016
The Royal School District Policy and Procedure Reference Manual is now available online!
To view the manual:
- Go to www.royal.wednet.edu
- Click on the “District” tab
- Then, click on “Policies and Procedures”
- Choose the series you would like to view by clicking on the “Read more…” box
Press Release - November 20, 2015
November 20, 2015
Royal City, WA, November 20, 2015: On Friday, November 20, 2015, at approximately 8:10 AM the District received a call from MACC Dispatch notifying us of an incident occurring in Royal City. There was no imminent threat to students or staff however, as a precaution, the District went into lockdown. At approximately 8:50 AM MACC Dispatch informed the District that there was no present danger to students and staff and the lockdown was lifted. No further details about the incident were given.
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If you have any questions, please contact Rosemarie Search, Superintendent, at (509) 346-2222.
New Assistant Business Manager
October 15, 2015
Dear Parents/Guardians and Community Members,
On September 24, 2015, it was announced that David Andra, Business Manager, had accepted a part time position as assistant principal at Red Rock Elementary. He will be spending half of his time at Red Rock and the other half in the district office.
Based on this change, the District posted a position for full time assistant business manager at the district office. David Andra will be in charge of training this person.
The District organized a committee to interview candidates and after interviews were conducted, the District offered Kathleen “Missy” Tomjack the position of assistant business manager. I am pleased to announce that Missy has accepted the position.
Missy comes to Royal with much experience and knowledge of business and finance. Her credentials and background speak for her commitment to her profession.
Missy will be joining our team on Monday, November 2, 2015.
We are delighted that Missy has chosen to work for the Royal School District.