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Events Calendar

Board Moves Forward With Bond Initiative Consideration

The Blaine School District Board of Directors has formally directed the Superintendent to move forward with developing a resolution addressing the placement of a $45,000,000 Capital Projects Initiative before voters in February of 2015. The applicable resolution will be acted upon by the Board at their August 25, 2014 meeting.

In May of this year, a representative group of staff and patrons completed their work specific to consideration of alternatives for addressing both present and future facility needs in the Blaine School District.

High School

The Board of Directors has previously presented for voter consideration a series of measures aimed at taking care of higher cost issues, with the most significant of needs being viewed as a combination of new construction and modernization work at Blaine High School. Bond initiatives were defeated by voters in 2008 and 2011.

Voters passed a much reduced $3,000,000 measure in 2012, which essentially served to rebuild an aging and inadequate Science Facility, while also addressing some lower cost, but urgent, items. With all existing bonds scheduled to sunset in 2016, the Board is now moving forward with a plan targeted at taking care of other critical needs. A list of priority projects, totaling $45,000,000 can be accessed here. Patrons may offer comments on this pending resolution via this email link, or may contact the Superintendent's Office directly at 332-5881.

Board Approves 2014-15 School Year Calendar Revision

The Blaine School District Board of Directors has approved revisions to the 2014-15 school year calendar. The revised calendar can be accessed here. The revision to the previously approved 2014-15 calendar became necessary for the purpose of adding nine (9) two-hour late start days to the overall schedule. These days (student start time of 10:20am) are being added for conducting staff professional development in response to the increasing number of training requirements specific to a wide range of State mandates. These mandates include continued transition to the new Teacher and Principal Evaluation Program, transition to the Common Core State Standards, and implementation of the new State assessment system. Parents with questions specific to the revised 2014-15 school year calendar should contact the Blaine School District Office at 332-5881.

Board Takes Action on Student Schedule Change

In response to a number of new guidelines at the State level, the Blaine School Board addressed a resolution on Monday, March 24, aimed at adjusting all grade levels to a common 8:20am start time in the 2014-15 school year.  In addition, students will resume a 180 school day schedule in 2014-15. For the past 15 years, the Blaine School District has received a waiver of three days annually for the purpose of providing training for staff.  With the loss of “Learning Improvement Days” in 2014-15, consideration will be given to scheduling some late start days for students, as the staff training requirements from the State have become increasingly more demanding.  Click here to view the letter from Superintendent Spanjer which was mailed to all District families with further detail about this schedule change.


 At the July 28, 2014 meeting, the Annual Summary Report will be presented to the Blaine School District Board of Directors detailing Comprehensive Plan progress for the 2013-14 school year. The Comprehensive Plan represents both District and individual Building/Department work slated for the current program year. The integration of Common Core State Standards, new State Assessments, and a new Teacher/Principal Evaluation Project, continues to present some uniquely complex challenges across the system. The staff of the Blaine School District will continue to strive for maximum efficiency in this work, while committing to making those decisions that best assure for higher levels of overall student performance.

Long Range Plan

Standards, Assessment and Evaluation Planning Continues

Expectations remain high for 2014-15 to be a productive year for the students and staff of the Blaine School District.  Specifically, we will continue to see three significant initiatives take shape at the building and classroom levels.

1.  The integration of the highly rigorous "Common Core State Standards" at all grade levels in both Mathematics and English/Language Arts.  To learn more about the Common Core State Standards please visit:

2.  The initial steps of transition to a new State Assessment System ("Smarter Balanced Assessment") which will align with the new "Common Core State Standards", while placing a higher level of emphasis on incremental measures of student progress.  To access information about Smarter Balanced Assessments please visit:

3.  The implementation of a new evaluation system for both teachers and principals, with accountability to the verification of consistent academic growth for all students.  Blaine School District has selected the "CEL 5D Framework" evaluation model for teachers and the "AWSP Leadership Framework" model for administrators.  More information about teacher/principal evaluation models can be accessed here:

This overall body of work is easily one of the most ambitious (collective) undertakings being assumed by school districts over multiple decades.  The staff of Blaine School District is up to the challenge, as we continue to aspire to do all that is possible to assure for the highest possible level of positive impact on the academic progress of all students.

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Blaine School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, pregnancy, marital status, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. This holds true for all students who are interested in participating in educational programs and/or extracurricular school activities. Inquiries regarding compliance procedures may be directed to the school district's Title IX Officer and/or Section 504 coordinator. Our Title IX Officer, Christine Anderson, and the Section 504 Coordinator, Randy Elsbree, can be reached at 360-332-5881 or 765 H Street, Blaine, WA 98230.  Policy #3210.

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