Education scene: Edmonds School District board, Foundation members meet

Pictured in the collage, from top left to the right are: Brent Hagen, Hagen Firm; Stephanie Fry, Symetra; Mark Madison, Edmonds School District; Casey Auve, B2C Publishing Susan Phillips, Edmonds School Board; Deb Anderson, Foundation for Edmonds School District; Linda Fitzgerald, Alumna; Jon Howeiler, UW Bothell; Gary Noble, Edmonds School Board and Foundation for ESD Board; Julie Norman, Swedish Edmonds; April Hogan, Mountain Pacific Bank; Michelle Becker, Comcast; Nick Brossoit, Edmonds School District; Sarah Mackey, Premera Shanon Tysland, Experience Momentum; Troy Rector, Clark Nuber; Julie Moore, City of Lynnwood. Present, but not pictured is Carin Chase, Edmonds School Board
Pictured in each frame, from top to bottom and left to right:
1st (top) frame — Brent Hagen, Hagen Firm; Stephanie Fry, Symetra; Mark Madison, Edmonds School District; Casey Auve, Blue City Publishing. 2nd frame — Susan Phillips, Edmonds School Board; Deb Anderson, Foundation for Edmonds School District; Linda Fitzgerald, Alumna; Jon Howeiler, UW Bothell; Gary Noble, Edmonds School Board and Foundation for ESD Board. 3rd frame — Julie Norman, Swedish Edmonds; April Hogan, Mountain Pacific Bank; Michelle Becker, Comcast; Nick Brossoit, Edmonds School District; Sarah Mackey, Premera. 4th (bottom) frame — Shanon Tysland, Experience Momentum; Troy Rector, Clark Nuber; Julie Moore, City of Lynnwood. (Present, but not pictured is Carin Chase, Edmonds School Board)

The Foundation for Edmonds School District held a meet-and-greet Wednesday morning to welcome newly elected Edmonds School District Board members Susan Phillips and Carin Chase. Superintendent Nick Brossoit presented the district’s strategic direction and potential budget changes in future years. School board members also heard how the Foundation, through its fundraising activities, steps in to assist when there is a lack of funding and gaps in student learning.

Among the areas that the Foundation funds: College in the High School Tuition, which allows students in financial need to convert their college-level courses into college credits; PSAT/PLAN Test fees, which has increased test participation to over 85 percent; SMART testing fees, which allows students to test proficient in their native languages, thus earning high school world language credits; and the foundation’s Nourishing Network program, which brings weekend meals to the district’s homeless students.

 

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