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Sept. 23, 2021 edition of the BGPS Bulletin: Highlighting the great things happening in Battle Ground Public Schools
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VIDEO: Explaining the replacement levy on the Nov. 2 ballot


On November 2, voters in the Battle Ground school district will consider whether to continue funding the district's Educational Programs and Operations levy. The four-year local school levy is not a new tax, and would replace the one that expires at the end of this year, allowing current essential student programs to continue and providing the funding to launch middle schools sports this winter. The expiring levy provides approximately 14 percent of the district's annual budget and funds 260 staff that state funding doesn't cover. Levy dollars also fund programs such as arts, music, theater, sports, social-emotional learning, elective and advanced placement classes, and much more. The replacement levy would continue this essential funding at a lower tax rate, dropping from $2.32 per $1,000 of assessed value for homeowners down to $1.99 per $1,000. In this video, BGPS Deputy Superintendent Shelly Whitten and Chief Financial Officer Michelle Scott help to break down why the levy is important to students, and what will happen if the levy fails.

Attend an informational meeting on the replacement levy


The first of two in-person informational meetings will be held at Prairie High School on Tuesday, Sept. 28 at 6 p.m., The community is invited to hear about the replacement levy on the Nov. 2 general election ballot and to ask questions of Superintendent Denny Waters and district administrators. A second in-person meeting will be held at Yacolt Primary on Tuesday, Oct. 12, as well as a virtual meeting via Zoom on Wednesday, Oct. 6. Both meetings will also be held at 6 p.m.

BGeF Destination Graduation virtual auction from Sept. 29 - Oct. 3

The Battle Ground Education Foundation is inviting the community to participate in their Destination Graduation Virtual Auction. The full auction takes place Sept. 29 - Oct. 3, but things are already up and running. Register at https://bgef.ejoinme.org/Register2021.

Read a flyer to learn more about how the foundation has put donations to work for students, schools, and the local community in the past year. Since 1994, BGeF has provided over half a million dollars in support and supplies.

BGHS JROTC students honor American POWs and MIA

Members of the Battle Ground High School JROTC and AFJROTC commemorated National POW/MIA Recognition Day on Sept. 17 by raising the POW/MIA flag and US flag, then lowering them to half-staff through the weekend in honor of the nearly 82,000 American service members who remain missing in action, and the thousands who were held prisoner in service of their country. Students also had the chance to meet with local WWII veterans who attended the event. 

Join the BGPS team!

Many positions are available now, including:
  • Teacher (Health and Fitness)
  • Basic Education Assistants (Automotive/welding, student specific, lunch/recess, supervision)
  • Special Education Assistants (Student specific and baseload)
  • Graduation Success Coach (Summit View High School)
  • Certificated Substitutes (District wide)
  • Classified Substitutes (District wide)
  • Testing Coordinator Assistant (Daybreak Primary, Maple Grove Primary, Tukes Valley Middle)
  • Guidance Counselor (Daybreak Middle)
  • Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Psychologist (K-12)
  • Assistant Secretary (Prairie High School)
  • Custodian (Swing Shift)
  • Maintenance (HVAC Specialist)
  • Assistant Coach (BGHS Football)
  • Community Education - Referee/Support Staff and Gym Facilitators
View full job listings and apply online at the district website.

Bus Drivers
BGPS' new transportation provider, First Student, is also in need of bus drivers
. For more details on First Student driving careers, including sign-on bonuses starting at $1,500, visit https://bit.ly/2SAWfqi.  

Right At School
The district's new before/after school care provider, Right At School, is looking for Program Managers and Educators. Learn more at https://www.rightatschool.com/careers or email your resume to darcie.torres@rightatschool.com.
District
  • BGPS Board of Directors'
    • Monday, September 27, 6 p.m. (Regular meeting)
  • Tuesday, Sept. 28, 6 p.m. - Prairie High School
    • Community meeting on the Nov. 2 replacement levy
  • Wednesday, Sept. 29 - One-hour late start
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