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Each month, the Equity Department develops themes that focus the equity work for our district. The goal of the monthly theme is to provide resources and supports for teachers in order to bring awareness and appreciation to the diverse population of students in our district.

June's theme is Pride Month. Please click this link to find resources for this month’s theme.

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Nov. 30, 2023
Members of the Public School Employees of Washington (PSE) voted on Nov. 27 to approve a contract with Arlington Public Schools. This is a three-year contract which expires Aug. 31, 2026.

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New student registration and August School Hours
Do you need to register your child for the 2024-25 school year? The new student registration packet is available at this link. Information for kindergarten registration is available at this link. If your child is already enrolled in our district and moving up to the next grade level, no action is required. You will hear from your child's school before the start of the 2024-25 school year.

Following the summer break, school offices will re-open on Monday, Aug. 19, 2024 at the following times:

Elementary Schools
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Middle and High Schools (Including Stillaguamish Valley Learning Center)
8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Arlington Public Schools accepting applications for vacant school board position
The Arlington School Board is seeking to appoint a director to fill the vacancyLink created by the resignation of Director Kingman in Director District #3, serving the areas north and west of Arlington including Bryant and Silvana. State law requires that the remaining school board members appoint a replacement within 90 days. The appointed board member will serve until the next regularly scheduled school board election in fall 2025.

Applications are being accepted from now through Wednesday, June 26, 2024 at 4:00 p.m. Application packets are available online at this link or by request from Debbie Montgomery, Senior Executive Assistant to the Superintendent, at [email protected] or 360.618.6202.

Interviews for this vacancy will be held at the District Office (315 N French Avenue, Arlington) in the evening on July 8, 2024 in an open public meeting. After the interviews, the board will move into executive session to evaluate the qualifications of candidates for appointment to the elective office. The new board director who is selected will be sworn in at the Board's regular business meeting on Aug. 12, 2024. This new director's appointment would be in place until the election in November 2025.

A candidate must be a registered voter within the Arlington School District and reside in Director District #3. The area map and description can be viewed on the district web site at this link and verified by calling the Snohomish County Elections office at (425) 388-3444.

Board Member responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Attending regular meetings, study sessions and executive sessions
• Attending special events, such as graduation
• Attending school visits and voices opportunities, if possible
• Preparing for board meetings by reading BoardDoc meeting packets
• Completing all onboarding, Open Public Meetings Act (OPMA), equity and required trainings

For more information, contact the Superintendent’s Office at 360.618.6202 or email [email protected].

School board approves running Capital Levy in November election to replace Post Middle School
The Arlington Public Schools Board of Directors approved at its May 28Pic meeting a Capital Levy to replace Post Middle School and improve traffic flow onto the Post/Eagle Creek/Stillaguamish Valley Learning Center campus. Community members will vote on the Capital Levy during the Nov. 5, 2024 election.

“Even though a majority of Arlington voters have voted in favor of a Post Middle School bond five times during past elections, we have not been able to meet the 60 percent supermajority needed for bond passage,” said Brian Lewis, Executive Director of Operations. “Capital Levies only require a simple majority and have a much shorter duration compared to a bond – six years versus 20. Capital levies do not have interest costs like bonds, so it costs taxpayers less across the life of the levy. One drawback is that it takes longer to gather funds from a capital levy versus a bond, so the project would take longer to complete.”

The Post Middle School Bond provides for replacement of the obsolete and unsecure existing Post Middle School. The new school would correct the safety and security concerns of the existing Post Middle School. The new school would be earthquake resistant, have interior hallways for security, have larger classrooms to support Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) education, and be protected from fire with a fire sprinkler system.

Additionally, the Washington State Legislature made changes to state funding for school construction in 2024 session. “Our State Construction Assistance Program funding for Post has increased from around $5 million for past elections to around $25 million,” said Lewis. “This means that we’re asking for a smaller amount for Post from the previous election.”

The project cost is $106,284,827, minus $25,125,606 for the Schools Construction Assistance Program funds the district would receive from the state. The cost to taxpayers to replace Post Middle School is $81,159,221. This is down from the $95 million ($100 million minus $5 million construction assistance funds) that was put before voters in the February 2024 election. More information about the Capital Levy proposition will be available soon.

Type  Proposed Amount  Estimated Monthly Cost for $500K Property  Estimated Annual Cost for $500K Property  Lifetime Cost for $500K Property 
Six-Year Capital Levy 


$81,159,221  $65  $775  $4,650
20-Year Bond (February 2024 Proposed Bond)  $95,000,000  $32  $385  $7,700 



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The Washington LEA Academic and Student Well-being Recovery Plan has been posted!

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Maintaining Mental Health After the Holidays

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