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  • Welcome to the Zillah School District!

  • Welcome to the Zillah School District!

  • Welcome to the Zillah School District!

  • Welcome to the Zillah School District!

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State and local authorities are predicting a landslide involving part of Rattlesnake Ridge near Thorp Road in Union Gap. Experts estimate the event could occur between now and sometime in March. Beginning on Monday, January 22, 2018 the Zillah School District will be rerouting all transportation from Interstate 82 to Highway 97 and Konnawac Pass for athletic trips, school field trips, and school business. This is for the safety of our student groups and school employees. School Districts in our region (ESD 105) are looking at the potential impacts of the Rattlesnake Ridge landslide and making plans accordingly.

In compliance with the requirements of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) the Zillah School District would like to inform you that you may request inforamtion about the professional qualifications of your student's teacher(s) or insturctional paraprofessional(s).

Title I, Part A - Teacher and Para Qualifications - Parent Notification Letter

Zillah School District is committed to providing access to all individuals seeking information on our website, including persons with disabilities. If, because of a disability, you are experiencing difficulty accessing information on Zillah School’s website, please contact us using our site feedback form (here) or by calling 509.829.5911, and indicate:
 
The nature of your accessibility or alternative format needs
The URL (web address) of the material you would like to access
Your contact information
 
We will contact you to attempt to provide the information you are seeking and will seek to resolve any issues regarding inaccessibility of the information on the Zillah School’s website.
 
If you would like to share concerns or file a complaint regarding the accessibility of Zillah School’s website for persons with disabilities, please contact Zillah School’s ADA Coordinator:

Mr. Justin Irion
Phone: 509.829.5911
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Mail: 213 Fourth Avenue Zillah, WA 98953
In person: 213 Fourth Avenue Zillah, WA 98953
 
Complaints will be resolved through Zillah School’s Nondiscrimination Policy No. 3210 (view here).
 
Website Accessibility Feedback Form (Click Here)

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Congratulations to all of this years Zillah Fun Run participants.

Please download the files below to see the results of this years race.

Zillah Fun Run Results (PDF)

Zillah Fun Run Results - Overall (PDF)

 

 

 

Planning Stages in Progress:

 

ZHS Concept Rendering

 

The Zillah School District is proud to present our proposed design concept for the Zillah High School campus. The artistic rendering was crafted using feedback from staff, community members, the school board, and architects trying to encompass the needs of our students and community. We hope you enjoy this sneak peek as much as we did!

To download the video file for offline viewing, please Right-Click and choose "Save Link As" Download Here.

Congratulations to our annual award winners!

 

Celeste Isaac
Celeste Issacc - Teacher of the Year 
Daniel Gonzales
Daniel Gonzales - Classified Employee of the Year
Yanet Torres
Yanet Torres - Student of the Year 

 

 

 ZHS Bond Flyer - English

 ZHS Bond Flyer - Spanish

WHAT WILL IT COST?

Bond Term: 20 years

Bond Amount: $14,900,000

State Assistance: $8,000,000

Total Project (Bond + State Assistance)

$22,900,000

TAX IMPLICATIONS

The bonds will be repaid from property taxes on all taxable property within the Zillah School District.

If approved, taxes to repay the proposed bonds will be collected beginning in 2018. The exact amount of the annual levies depends on the interest rate at the time the bonds are sold.

The District anticipates the 2018 bond tax increase will be approximately $1.87 per $1000 of assessed value.

ELECTION FACTS

Election Day: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Ballots mailed to voters: January 25, 2017

***Register online at: www.vote.wa.gov or call the Yakima County Elections Office at 509-574-1340

Or  800-833-0569

*Qualified homeowners may apply for a senior exemption. Please contact the Yakima County Assessor for details at 509-574-1100.

WHY UPDATE ZHS?

Approaching 45 years old, ZHS needs major modifications to improve the learning environment complete with:

·       Additional & updated classrooms

·       Improved safety & security

·       Upgraded technology infrastructure and equipment

·       Improved heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), mechanical and electrical systems

·       Improved athletic stadium as well as the football field and track.

 

QUESTIONS:

Zillah School District Main Office:

509-829-5911

ZHS Concept Rendering

 

The Zillah School District is proud to present our proposed design concept for the Zillah High School campus. The artistic rendering was crafted using feedback from staff, community members, the school board, and architects trying to encompass the needs of our students and community. We hope you enjoy this sneak peek as much as we did!

To download the video file for offline viewing, please Right-Click and choose "Save Link As" Download Here.

The Zillah School District registration flyer is now available to download (PDF). Please take time to review the flyer as it contains important information for registration for your child.

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BURGE DOUG  IRION JUSTIN 

Doug Burge

Superintendent

 

Justin Irion

Assistant Superintendent/

Director of Special Programs

Duties:  
District Policy & Procedures  Special Education
Long Range Planning: Finance and Facilities State and Federal Programs
Advocacy and Legislation Curriculum and Development
Schools Safety and Security Professional Development
Media Relations Student Data
Custodial, Maintenance and Grounds Grant Writer
Food Services Family Engagement
Transportation  
Technology, Preschool, Personnel and Legal

 

ZSD Logo 2017

Commitment:
As Superintendents of the Zillah School District, it is our duty to be committed to the District’s Mission and Vision as Servant Leaders.

Our Core Purpose:
The Core Purpose of the District is to ensure high levels of learning for all students.

Mission:
The Zillah School District, in partnership with students, parents and community, inspires a culture of life-long learning.

Vision:
Educational Excellence for Everyone.

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  Jairo Delgadillo              Allison Cortez         Estefani Antonio-Vivanco  Jennesse Trevino

   Kindergarten                   1st Grade                       2nd Grade                     3rd Grade

Irion H 4   Gonzalez L 5   Hernandez I 6

    Hunter Irion        Lizbeth Gonzalez   Isabella Hernandez

     4th Grade              5th Grade                6th Grade

Lora F 7   Tynan W 8

     Falicia Lora            Wyatt Tynan

      7th Grade              8th Grade

Soto S 9   Castilleja S 10   Sandoval Jonathan 11   Dawes T 12

    Sanda Soto      Savannah Castilleja  Jonathan Sandoval     Terrell Dawes

     9th Grade             10th  Grade              11th Grade            12th Grade

Mr. Mike Torres, principal of Zillah High School is
pleased to announce the Class of 2016 Academic Top 10 students each who have
earned the Honors College Preparatory Diploma.  They are listed in
alphabetical order with their plans for the Fall of 2016.

Bell C  Burge S  Carter M2  Fergus A  Funk B

Ponti J2  Ritchie I  Smith S2  St George J  Stephens T

First Row Left to Right 

Colleen Lynsey Bell: Whitworth University: Visual Design in Computing

Scott Douglas Burge: Oregon Institute of Technology: Exercise Science/Athletic Training/Sports Medicine

Madison Ashley Carter: Western Washington University: Business Marketing & Graphic Design

Alex Michael Fergus: Whitworth University: History

Bryan John Funk: Washington State University: Accounting

 

Second Row Left to Right

Joseph Robert Ponti: Washington State University: Engineering

Ian Gray Ritchie: Whitworth University: Biology and Music

Sterling Michael Smith: Washington State University: Science 

Joseph Delmar St George: University of Washington: Engineering

Thomas Bradley Stephens: Washington State University: Business Management

 

Mr. Mike Torres, principal of Zillah High School is pleased to announce the Class of 2016 co-valedictorians, each with earning the Honors College Preparatory Diploma with a perfect high school career GPA of 4.0. They are:

Carter M  Ponti J  Smith S

Madison Ashley Carter, daughter of Sean and Jessica Carter, plans to attend Western Washington University majoring in Business Marketing & Graphic Design

Joseph Robert Ponti, son of Robert Ponti and Carol Wilson plans to attend Washington State University majoring in Engineering

Sterling Michael Smith, son of Daniel Smith plans to attend Washington State University majoring in Science

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Hilton Elementary School: *Leah Glasenapp, Amy Kehoe

Zillah Intermediate School: Jerry Roybal

Zillah Middle School: Bernie Fergus

Zillah High School: Ed St. George

Zillah School District: *Lloyd and Sharon Smith

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PreschoolThe Zillah School District Preschool Program is designed to provide age appropriate activities that support kindergarten readiness. Please download our flyers for more information. (English, Espanol)

Important Dates: Registration for the 2016-17 school year begins on Monday, March 14, 2016. Registration packets are available online or can be picked up at the District Office.

Preschool Informational Meeting: Tuesday, May 10, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. in the Hilton Elementary Library.

Contact Us: Zillah School District Preschool Program 213 Fourth Avenue Zillah, WA 98953 Nancy Sealock, Coordinator (509) 829.5400 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Visit Us on the Web · · · http://www.zillahschools.org

The Zillah School District would like to thank our community for supporting our schools. We would also like to extend a special thank you to our Levy Committee for all of their dedication and effort.

 

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Governor Jay Inslee proclaimed January as School Board Recognition Month. This marks the 21st year of the annual observance initiated by the National School Boards Association in 1995. Students and staff of the Zillah School District extend their appreciation to the Zillah School Board for their work in our community.

 

These volunteer school board members play a crucial role in developing policies and making tough decisions on complex educational and social issues. They are also directly accountable to the citizens in their districts, serving as a vital link between members of the community and their schools. Once again, thank you Chair Sandra Adams, Vice Chair Jeff Brady, Legislative Representative Chris Van Antwerp, Director Dennis Jones, and Director Darrin Belton for your dedicated work.

 

 

Zillah School District

 Maintenance and Operations Levy

Q & A Fact Sheet 2016

What is a Maintenance and Operations (M&O) levy? 

Maintenance and Operations levy is a special property tax that allows citizens a way to fund school programs not covered by state or federal dollars.  The approval of the M&O Levy in the Zillah School District allows the district to continue to maintain and operate educational programs to their current status.  The M&O Levy is not a new tax; it is a replacement(renewal of previously passed levy) tax that voters approve every two years. 

 

What is the length, the amount and property tax rate of the proposed Maintenance and Operations levy? 

On November 17, 2015 the Zillah School District Board of Directors approved by resolution the placing on an M&O Levy on the February 9, 2016 election.

Amount:          $775,000

Length:            2 years--tax years 2017, 2018

Rate:                $1.96/$1,000

What was the amount and rate of the 2014 M&O Levy?

The Board has decided to keep the amount of the levy the same as in past years and because of increased property value within the Zillah School District the rate/$1,000 has decreased from 2014.

2014 Levy Amount and Rate                         2016 Levy Amount and Rate

Amount:          $775,000                                 Amount:          $775,000

Rate:                $2.11                                      Rate:                $1.96

What is levy equalization and how does it impact the Zillah School District?         

Levy equalization provides funds to low property valuation school districts.  The Zillah School District is considered by the state to be a low property valuation district.  School Districts must pass their levy in order to receive the state equalization funds.  The Zillah School District would receive approximately $1,000,000 in levy equalization funds each year from the state.

What does the Zillah School District use the M&O levy funds for?                           The levy funds educational programs and offerings that fall outside the states definition of basic education.

Instruction, Learning and Teaching

  • Smaller class size
  • Staffing not supported by state or federal funds Fine Arts, Physical Education, Character Education, Alternative Education, STEM
  • Advanced courses in math, science, social studies and English
  • Instructional materials-textbooks, supplies and materials
  • Staff Development-training, professional development
  • Equipment-computers, audio/video systems, copy machines, furniture

Facilities and Maintenance

  • Equipment-tools, vehicles, fuel
  • Grounds-mowers, irrigation systems, fertilizer, litter control
  • Buildings-HV/AV, repairs, carpets, paint
  • Technology-computers, infrastructure, student data systems, repairs, trouble shooting, monitoring

Operations

  • Custodial-staffing, equipment, supplies, materials
  • Utilities
  • Insurance
  • Legal assistance
  • Maintenance-staffing, equipment, supplies and materials
  • Transportation-buses, vans, cars, extra-curricular trips, drivers
  • Security and Safety Systems, ZPD officers on campus

Extra-curricular

  • Middle school and High school Athletics
  • Mighty Leopards
  • Drama, Pep Band
  • Advisors/Coaches-Stipends, supplemental contracts
  • Travel-transportation, meals, lodging
  • Equipment
  • Field maintenance
  • Security
  • Support of community programs (AAU, Grid Kids, Cal Ripken, Little Guys Wrestling, etc.)

What is the history of the Zillah School District M&O Levy?                                                

The patrons of the Zillah School District have the tradition of supporting their schools as evident by the Levy election results listed below. 

How does our tax rate compare to other Yakima county school districts?

Election Date Passed Percentage   District 2015 Levy Tax Rate
4/28/1998 67.7%   East Valley $3.41
2/29/2000 60.4%   Grandview $2.52
2/5/2002 69.6%   Granger $2.25
2/3/2004 63.3%   Highland $3.27
2/7/2006 65.5%   Naches $3.44
2/19/2008 64.6%   Selah $3.60
2/9/2010 70.69%   Toppenish $2.02
2/14/12 68.71%   Union Gap $2.48
2/11/14 72.90%   Wapato $1.92
      West Valley $2.86
      Yakima $3.11
      Zillah $2.02

                                                                                               

Is there a tax break for senior citizens and others?

YES, disabled persons and some senior citizens may qualify for a total exemption from payments of levy property taxes. Contact the Yakima County Assessor at 574-1100.

 

When will voters be asked to vote on the M&O Levy?  

The Zillah School District’s Maintenance and Operations Levy Election is part of the February 9, 2016 Special Elections. This is an all-mail in election.  Ballots will be mailed to registered Zillah School District voters on or about January 22, 2016.           

Need more information?                                                                                                 

Use the Zillah School District Levy Website:  www.zillahschools.org/levy or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., ZSD Superintendent at 829-5911, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.