The Hawkeye

District details plans for extended school closures

By Ritika Khanal and Nolan DeGarlais

March 16, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has spread across the world and has resulted in over 4,000 confirmed cases in the United States, of which approximately 1,000 are located within Washington state. In an attempt to slow down the spread of the virus and thus relieve pressure on the healthcare system, government a...

District to close schools over COVID-19 concerns

By Nolan DeGarlais, Editor-in-Chief

March 11, 2020

In an email sent out to all Edmonds School District staff members on Wednesday night, Superintendent Dr. Kris McDuffy announced that all schools will be closed beginning Monday, March 16 through at least Friday, April 10. This announcement comes following growing concerns over the continued spread of th...

Superintendent hopefuls share plans, opinions

By Nathaniel Reyes, News Editor

March 3, 2020

On Monday, March 2 the two hopefuls for the superintendent position of the Edmonds School District, Dr. Gustavo Balderas and Dr. Deborah Rumbagh, answered questions live from an audience mostly consisting of teachers at Meadowdale High School. The event was also live streamed over the District's YouTube cha...

Supt. Kris McDuffy: One for the books

Supt. Kris McDuffy: One for the books

By Ritika Khanal, Co-Editor-In-Chief

October 30, 2019

Dr. Kristine McDuffy, after 37 years involved in public education in Washington state, 17 of which were spent as a superintendent, announced in August that she would be retiring at the end of the 2019-2020 school year. She has served as the superintendent of the Edmonds School District since the start...

The Big Bad Budget

By Nolan DeGarlais and Ritika Khanal

June 3, 2019

Facing a $17.7 million budget deficit for the upcoming school year, the Edmonds School District Board of Directors voted 3-2 to approve a cost-cutting budget that led to an equivalent of 25.2 certificated teachers, an equivalent of 8.5 elementary assistant principals and two instructional technology co...

District mulls cutting teachers as budget deficit looms

By Nolan DeGarlais, Editor-in-Chief

May 14, 2019

The Edmonds School District, facing a $17.7 million budget deficit in the 2019-2020 school year, announced that staffing cuts must be made to balance the budget. Under the plan adopted by the ESD Board of Directors during a May 8 meeting, 43 full-time district employees will face termination. Teachers...

Superintendent clarifies school safety procedures in response to recent tragedies

By Nolan DeGarlais, Editor-in-Chief

May 31, 2018

In the aftermath of the recent school shooting tragedies in Florida and Texas, Edmonds School District (ESD) Superintendent Kris McDuffy issued an email letter to ESD families clarifying school district school safety plans and procedures. The letter was published in response to increasing concern by ESD fa...

ESD passes replacement levy to maintain educational operations

By Nolan DeGarlais, Editor-in-Chief

February 20, 2018

Preliminary election results from the Snohomish County special election which took place on Tuesday, Feb. 13 show the Edmonds School District (ESD) Replacement School Programs and Operations Levy passing with 54.33 percent voter approval as of Feb. 19. School district levies require over 50 percent ...

ESD replacement levy to appear on February ballot

By Nolan DeGarlais, Editor-in-Chief

December 26, 2017

The Edmonds School District (ESD) will hold an election Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018, for a ballot measure to raise a Replacement School Programs and Operations Levy. The levy would directly fund classrooms across the district and support programs for ESD students. It will carry the title of “Proposition No....

Interim principal to lead MTHS next school year

By Annika Prom, Co-Editor-in-Chief

June 16, 2017

MTHS will be led by an interim principal next year, following an announcement from Edmonds School District (ESD) Superintendent Kristine McDuffy in a staff meeting just after 2 p.m. in the theater. McDuffy and outgoing Assistant Superintendent Patrick Murphy announced that the district’s hiring t...

ESD “Finance 101” meeting in MTHS theater, 2017-2018 school year funds discussed

Superintendent Kris McDuffy shows a graph of the state's requirement for ample funding toward education in relation to ESD's progress for the last 10 years.

By Stephi Smith, Executive Editor

April 12, 2017

Superintendent Kris McDuffy and Director of Business and Operations Stewart Mhyre hosted a community forum, a "Finance 101" budget input session, in the MTHS theater earlier beginning at 4 p.m. Mhyre began with a quick PowerPoint presentation outlining what school programs ESD schools are to fund along with w...

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