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Board Highlights

A report from the
Puyallup School Board meeting  

October 5,


Board hears about recent use of Karshner Center

Left photo: Retired Supreme Court Justice Gerry Alexander took great interest in the 1797 Almanac and other artifacts on display. Brian Fox, executive director of communications and information, shared a slideshow of photos from recent events held at the Karshner Museum and Center for Culture & Arts.

Secretary of State Kim Wyman and her board met at the Karshner Center in late September.  They took time to visit exhibits and examine artifacts. The district's partnership with Secretary Wyman's office allows students and visitors to view the exhibit
Washington 1889: Blazes, Rails and the Year of Statehood which is on display through January, 2016.

Above photo: Retired Supreme Court Justice Gerry Alexander took great interest in the 1797 Almanac during his visit to the Karshner Center.

Members of the Samish Tribe of Indians also visited the Karshner Center recently to see the installation of Coastal Salish artwork created for the Great Hall.  This artwork, and other items crafted by members of the Samish Tribe are on permanent display.

Left photo: Samish artist William Bailey speaks with visitors about the four panels of art recently installed in the Great Hall at the Karshner Center.

Board honors community partners during Communities In Schools presentation

Executive Director of Communities In Schools Puyallup Jan Mauk presented an overview of the many service projects and events designed to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life.

Highlights of the summary included the tenth year of March Gladness which resulted in nearly $53,000 in donations thanks to 10,628 student volunteers.

Noting that the support for Puyallup students is realized only through the generous participation of local businesses, churches, organizations, and volunteers, Mauk presented the board with a group of community members representing the CIS Board of Directors, and local partners (pictured below).

From left to right: Pat Caldon, Erin Hagstrom, Pastor Troy Asher, Eric Johnson, Jan Mauk, Tracey Eubanks, Cari Dixon, Bridget O'Connor, Cyndi Anderson, Mike Stocke, Kim Lintott, Lin Miller, Cheryl Prom, Jared Postlethwaite.

Other school board business


In other business, the board:

  • Held a second reading on school board policies titled Animals as Part of the Instructional Program; Removal/Release of Student During School Hours; and Student Sports - Concussion, Head Injury, and Sudden Cardiac Arrest. 

  • Heard a report regarding upcoming bond planning which included a bond market update by financial advisor Mark Prussing, as well as presentation by Chief Financial Officer Corine Pennington noting key decision points and next steps depending upon the passage of the upcoming school bond election.

Human Resources Report


Beginning with the September 14 issue of Board Highlights, the Human Resources report approved by the school board can be accessed on the Human Resources Web page on the school district website.


View the October 5, 2015 Human Resources Report


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