Tag Archives: Pioneer School District

Pioneer School Board Discusses High School Options

The Pioneer School Board held a community meeting Tuesday to hear input from the public on the three options the District has when it comes to paying for students to attend Shelton High School and how to pay for the District’s estimated portion of the upcoming renovations to the high school. The options are:

  1. Ask voters to approve a levy or bond to pay the $4.5 million which would increase taxes approximately 72 cents per $1000 of assessed property value;
  2. Annex into the Shelton School District which is estimated to increase property taxes by $2.24 per $1000;
  3. Establish another high school in cooperation with the Hood Canal School District which would mean asking voters to approve a new bond – estimated property tax increase of $1.00 per $1000.

Close to 100 people attended the meeting to hear the options, ask questions, voice their concerns, and provide their input to the school board.

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Pioneer School District Community Meeting Tuesday

The Pioneer School District is holding a community meeting Tuesday beginning at 5:30 pm at the Pioneer Middle School Gym to discuss options relating to non-high fees and paying for the district’s portion of renovations to Shelton High School.

The Pioneer School Board of Directors is looking for community input regarding the three options:  Option 1 – Pay our share Shelton’s new bond; Option 2 – Annex into Shelton School District; or Option 3 – Establish our own high school. 

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School Districts Looking at Possibly Creating Another High School

(Video interviews available online)

The Hood Canal and Pioneer school districts are seeking input on how to pay for each district’s portion of the upcoming renovations to Shelton High School and one possible option is creating another high school in Mason County.

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Achievement Data Shows Pioneer Students Doing Well

The Washington State Board of Education has released the Achievement Index for 2016 and students in the Pioneer School District are doing well. According to a district news release, Pioneer students are rated 2nd and 4th respectively among the schools in Mason County.

Designations and awards use the Washington State Board of Education Revised Achievement Index and are based on statewide assessment data for the three previous years.

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Pioneer School District Asking Approval of Reduced Levy

On February 14, 2017, the Pioneer School District will ask voters to approve a three-year replacement Maintenance and Operation Levy which would be at a lesser rate.

The Pioneer School District Board of Directors voted to reduce the Maintenance and Operations Levy collection for the 2018, 2019, and 2020 calendar years. If approved, the proposed 2018 levy rates represent an approximate 10% reduction from the voter approved 2017 levy collection.

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Pioneer School District Gets Construction Assistance

pioneer SD logoState Superintendent Randy Dorn Thursday announced the release of nearly $317 million in capital construction money – made available by the state Legislature and approved by the Gov. Jay Inslee – to school districts throughout the state including $1,925,456 to the Pioneer School District for their Intermediate and Middle School Replacement.

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Pioneer School District to Receive K-3 Class Size Reduction Grant

pioneer SD logoThe Pioneer School District is one of 21 Districts to receive grants to help with overcrowded classes in lower grades, State Superintendent Randy Dorn announced Tuesday.

The K-3 Class Size Reduction Grants will provide nearly $234 million to 21 districts across the state. Pioneer’s grant is $343,987. The money will be used on capital projects to provide more classroom space and flexibility.

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Pioneer Seeking Volunteers for Bond Advisory Committee

pioneer SD logoThe Pioneer School District is now seeking volunteers to serve on a Bond Advisory Committee. Now that voters have passed the $25.4 Million school construction bond for an addition to the Primary School and a new Pioneer Middle School, the District is establishing the Pioneer Bond Advisory Committee (PBAC). The purpose of the PBAC is to help communicate with the public, review expenditures, develop/review the design, and provide feedback during the selection of firms.

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