Royal School District News
Royal School District began contract negotiations with the Royal Education Association on January 23, 2014. On March 6, 2014, both parties agreed to continue contract negotiations using a mediator assigned by the Public Employees Relations Commission (PERC). Below you will find Royal School District's latest contract proposal from 8/15/14.
CCL = Current Contract Language
AIC = Agree in Concept
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.
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.
Happy Summer Vacation!!
Have a safe & wonderful
Message from the Superintendent - June 2014
June 10, 2014
Dear Parents, Guardians, and Community Members,
Can you believe that the last day of school is just a few days away?! Spring quarter always seems to fly by. As the 2013-2014 school year comes to a close, I would like to fill you in on some of the things happening in our district.
Last Day of School
Due to the snow days we had, the last day of school will be Friday, June 13, 2014. Buses will leave at 10:30 a.m.
Congratulations to the graduating class of 2014! Your hard work and dedication has paid off. Baccalaureate was held on Monday, June 2, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. at the Nazarene Church. Senior/Scholarship Night was held on Wednesday, June 4, 2014. We capped off the week with graduation on Friday, June 6, 2014, at David Nielsen Memorial Stadium. The weather was perfect, maybe a little hot, and the ceremony was wonderful. Once again, congratulations to the Royal High School graduating class of 2014!
The dates for summer school have been set for July 28, 2014, through August 14, 2014. Veronica Barrett is our summer school director and has been working very hard to hire staff and register students. If you have any questions about summer school please contact your child’s school.
As you can see, a great deal of progress has been made on the high school addition. All four walls and the roof have been put into place and tile has now started to line the roof.
We are gearing up to start the bidding process for the intermediate school and we should expect to see construction on that project start shortly after. We are excited to welcome these new additions to our campus!
The calendar for the 2014-2015 school year has not been determined. As soon as it has been created, a copy will be sent out to you.
We have had a lot of exciting things happen in our district this year which made the year fly by! Enjoy a safe, fun, bountiful summer!
Email Request of School Board Agenda
The school board agenda is emailed prior to the week of the meeting.