The Yakima School District depends on the local community to fund critical education programs and services through local levies. Despite attempted legislative improvements to the way education is funded in Washington State, the essential educational elements on which students and families rely are not fully funded. YSD works hard to support schools as efficiently as possible, and administrative spending at the district was recently recognized as the leanest among Yakima County school districts. Fortunately, funding from local levies bridges the gap between what the state funds and the true cost of operating a school district.
The Yakima School District has the following two essential funding measures on the February 2020 ballot to replace the expiring levy:
For more information, please go to www.YakimaSchools.org/levy
Referrals for the YSD Highly Capable Program for the 2020-2021 school year are currently being accepted. Anyone may refer a student including students, parents, any staff member, and members of the community. Referrals must be submitted by January 31st, 2020.
For referral packets and more information, please visit our Highly Capable Program webpage.
The Yakima School District recognizes and respects the uniqueness of each student, staff member and citizen within the community. Teaming together, the school community creates a learning environment that fosters fair treatment and access to educational resources and programs for all students. The American democratic system depends on equal access to the opportunities for and benefits of public education for all young people: our future leaders, voters, taxpayers, workers, parents and adult citizens (Click the Equity in Education title above for our full policy).
The High School and Beyond Plan process is a graduation requirement that supports students in exploring their interests, planning high school coursework that is aligned to those interests, keeping track of major assessment scores, and logging work and other relevant experience. The Plan is designed to enable students to successfully pursue education or training after they graduate high school. https://readywa.org/beyond/en/