Parents and community members can volunteer to serve on a variety of advisory committees, help teachers, tutor students, or assist in a school office. To ensure that there is a positive and respectful working and learning environment for students, the school district requires that volunteers read the district’s policies and procedures about child abuse and neglect prevention and about sexual harassment. Those documents can be found in multiple languages on the school district’s website. Once a potential volunteer has read those documents, he or she will be asked to sign a policy receipt form, a Volunteer Applicant Disclosure form, and an authorization to conduct a background check through the Washington State Patrol. The signed forms must be submitted to the school office before the volunteer can begin his or her service to the school. For more information about any volunteer program, call your child’s school.
Information on the school district website can be translated into many different languages using an automated translation tool that is available on the website. Translation services are also provided for vital communication between home and school. Examples include, but are not limited to, parent/teacher conferences, student discipline meetings, and IEP?meetings. Arrangements for services are made through the school.
DISTRIBUTION OF MATERIALS
A variety of community organizations request that information be distributed to students. If approved, the material is sent home with elementary students or made available in the offices at middle schools and high schools. Approval to distribute material is granted only to non-profit organizations that do not restrict participation in its activities. The Mukilteo School District does not sponsor or guarantee the information in any material provided by other organizations. For more information, call 425-356-1215.
COMMUNITY USE OF SCHOOL FACILITIES
Classrooms, libraries, gyms, and athletic fields can be used for evening and weekend meetings and activities. A fee may be assessed depending upon the nature of the request. Activities sponsored by the school district, including curricular and co-curricular functions, always have first priority. Authorization for the use of school facilities shall not be considered as an endorsement of, or approval of, the group or organization, nor for the purposes it represents. Facility use applications must be submitted online through the school district’s School Dude website. Call 425-356-1331 to obtain a login ID. For more information about the district’s policies and procedures, find the page titled “Procedures for Using School Facilities” that is available on the Facility Use website.
THE GOLD TEAM
Residents of the school district who are 65 years of age or older can become members of the Gold Team and receive free admission to all athletic and performing arts events that are held within the Mukilteo School District. Members also receive a newsletter called Gold Team News, which helps them stay informed about the schedule for school activities. Membership to the Gold Team is free. For more information, call 425-356-1215.
MUKILTEO SCHOOLS FOUNDATION
The Mukilteo Schools Foundation is a non-profit organization, established in 1992, that raises money to support school projects and activities not funded by the school district. The Foundation offers grants for creative classroom projects, scholarships for students, and has undertaken other projects to benefit Mukilteo students. Contributions to the Mukilteo Schools Foundation are tax-deductible. For information, go to the foundation’s website at www.mukilteoschoolsfoundation.org.
The Mukilteo School District seeks the involvement of parents and the community to help it make decisions regarding services, the budget, curriculum, and other issues. Standing committees recommend general goals, guidelines, and standards in certain areas of the school district’s operation. You can take a role in guiding your school district. Each year there are openings for parents and community members on these standing committees. The positions are filled through an election by constituent groups among the people who attend a public meeting that will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at the school district’s Administration Center in south Everett. During this year’s meeting, the school district will be looking for parents to fill these positions on standing committees
- BUDGET COMMITTEE: The committee reviews and provides input to the superintendent regarding board and district-wide initiatives and preliminary budget recommendations. The committee meets twice a month from late January through early June. The committee has an opening for one parent with a two-year term.
- RESEARCH AND ASESSMENT: The committee reviews proposals for research conducted in the district for approval and makes recommendations regarding the school district’s assessment program. The committee meets four times a year, usually in the late afternoon in November, January, March, and May. There is one opening on the committee this year, with a two-year term.
- STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The committee reviews and recommends revisions to the Student Rights and Responsibility Handbook. It meets once a year, usually in April or May. There are two openings on the committee, each with a two-year term.
- INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS: The committee receives recommended materials from each curriculum development committee and makes recommendations to the school board for action. The committee has meetings in the afternoon four or five times a year. There are five openings on the committee, with one-, two-, and three-year terms available.
- SPECIAL PROGRAMS: The committee works to improve awareness of the district’s categorical programs and provides feedback on annual applications and program evaluation efforts. The committee meets twice a year, usually in the late afternoon. There are four openings on the committee, each with a two-year term. The school district is seeking a parent who has a child in the special education program, a parent of a child attending a Title I school, a parent of a child receiving English language services, and the parent of a child who attends a school that receives Learning Assistance Program funds.
To serve on one of these committees, you must attend the meeting on October 10 and be elected to the position by the other parents who attend that meeting. For more information, call 425-356-1220.