Snoqualmie Valley School District counters transformative growth with record community engagement
Few things transform a community like the arrival of a new industry. The benefit for education is huge as jobs for parents lead to better student outcomes. However, the challenge lies in trying to balance the priorities of new residents with those deeply rooted in the community, especially in the school system where even parents with similar backgrounds can have sharply different definitions of student success.
This challenge is especially real in our modern economy as towns that were historically driven by resource industries, like timber and agriculture, are suddenly faced with new industries driven by technology. It is at this point where leaders in education need to remember that, irrespective of their backgrounds, all parents want the best education possible for their children.
"The numbers themselves are phenomenal, and if nothing else, we are miles ahead of where we were before."JOEL AUNE, SUPERINTENDENT