Bill Gates is dedicated to education and has helped schools across the United States and throughout the world. Does he know that a beloved school not even 50 miles south of his home is under threat of closure? Cedar Valley Elementary in Covington is a great place. It has terrific teachers, a great support staff and kids who absolutely love going there. However, the Kent School District wants to close it. Cedar Valley may not be an affluent school, but we are a proud school. The school offers many wonderful opportunities to its students, including, but not limited to, the Century 21 after school tutoring program, Art is Smart art club, Salmon In Schools program, Bring Up Grades(B.U.G) incentive program, Kindergarten Readiness Camp, Cheetah Reader reading program, Math Minutes incentive program, Buddy Backpack food program and KidsReach summer camp program.
Please visit www.savecedarvalley.com or www.facebook.com/SaveCedarValley for more information. Also, please remember to sign the petition. Each signature means the world to our school! Thank you!!!
"Kent School District is considering school closures and our mission is to Save Cedar Valley Elementary in Covington, WA. We are a group of parents, alumni, teachers, staff, students, and community members who have come together as a united voice." -Save Cedar Valley website
February 15, 2012 - School Board Work Session
The District will present its closure analysis to the School Board. This work session is open to the public; however, there is no public comment or communication from the Board to the audience. The time and place are TBD.
February 22, 2012 - School Board Meeting
At this regularly scheduled board meeting, the School Board will announce its plans whether to proceed or not with school closures. This meeting will be held at 7:00 pm in the Board Room of the KSD Admin Building located at 12033 SE 256th Street, Kent.
March 12-15, 2012 - Public Hearings
Public hearings will be held to collect input on school closures. The time and place are TBD.
March 21, 2012 - School Board Work Session
The School Board will review input on school closures. This work session is open to the public; however, there is no public comment or communication from the Board to the audience.
March 28, 2012 - School Board Meeting
The School Board makes its final decision regarding school closures. This meeting will be held at 7:00 pm in the Board Room of the KSD Admin Building located at 12033 SE 256th Street, Kent.