Posted by Shannon Focht at 3/30/2012
Over the past four years it seemed as though we would never hear good news again. However, even in times when the financial future has been uncertain, Pullman Schools have achieved some very important things.
Some examples in 2011-12:
We are still awaiting word from Olympia about the state 2012-2013 budget. However, the trajectory prior to the special session was more positive than we had expected earlier in the session. This is probably due in part to the McCleary decision and a slightly better state revenue forecast.
Assuming there are no surprises coming out of the legislature in the next days or weeks, I personally am more optimistic. The community has given us a huge vote of confidence in the nearly 80% passage of the M&O and Technology Levies. There are reasons to hope that the economy in our state may have hit bottom. Many in the community are talking about opportunities instead of disappointments. People are expressing more interest than ever in making comprehensive improvements to the high school. The entire atmosphere seems more positive.
I hope each of you can relax and enjoy spring break and get some needed rest and recreation with family and friends, or maybe solitude is your recipe for renewal. Whatever the case, enjoy!