Franklin Mission Statement: We ensure all students learn at high levels.
Franklin Vision Statement: We believe all students can succeed.
Dear Franklin Family,
I hope you and your families are doing well and are safe. We are currently experiencing unique and stressful times in our society, but I want each of you to know that the Franklin staff is here to support our Franklin family.
Currently, Franklin has been providing food for our students and starting next week, teachers will be reaching out to all of our students and providing academic resources and projects. We feel it is important to continue the educational process with our students, even if it has to be done remotely. We understand that there can be challenges with remote learning, and we will work hand in hand with our families to overcome the obstacles.
We will post more information on our website and in phone calls home. Additionally, more than ever, we are going to ask for help from our parents. Please have your students contact their teachers. Most students are familiar with using Skyward, and this is one avenue to use- available 24 hours a day.
Families, I know that you have several questions about the rest of this school year. Here are the answers to a few most frequently asked:
The Franklin staff is committed to providing educational opportunities for our students. Please continue to read your e-mails, visit the District website, and listen for phone calls providing more information. Students are encouraged to check their school emails as well. During this time, it is important to support one another and place our well-being as our top priority. We will make it through this unique time and come out stronger than ever. Remember, We Are Franklin!
The census is a way for our community to seek the necessary financial support from the government that it needs. Our schools depend on the census count for accurate program funding. In mid-March, you will receive an invitation to participate in the census from the Census Bureau. Be sure to count everyone in your household - even infants. Responding to the census is the law, however, it is against the law for the Census Bureau to inquire about personal information such as immigration status. It is illegal for the Census Bureau to pass on your contact information to other government entities. They use your contact info, such as your name and address, to know if you have already been counted. Once you have responded, you will no longer receive notices from the Census Bureau and a census worker will not come to your home. If you have any questions, we have put together videos and information for you online at www.YakimaSchools.org/2020census
Thank you, voters. On the February 11th ballot, the YSD proposed two propositions. One passed and one did not.
The proposition that passed was a replacement levy (Educational Programs & Operations Levy) that will cost voters an estimated $2.50/$1000 of home value. When we ran this same levy in 2016 it passed at approximately $3.04/$1000. This Educational Programs and Operations Levy also brings Levy Equalization Assistance from the state which more than doubles its value. THANK YOU for passing this levy.
The second proposition was for much-needed facility maintenance of which, due to financial challenges, the YSD has had to defer costs. Proposition 2 was proposed at an estimated $.54/$1000 of home value. This proposition very narrowly failed by less than half of one percent. We respect the democratic process and although this revenue is needed, we will not be re-running this levy measure again in this calendar year. We will propose reductions and will work to better educate the community on the need for this revenue.
Thank you for your continued support of the Yakima School District.
For more information about the February 11th levy measures, please go to www.YakimaSchools.org/levy
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/
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