As we greet the 2020 calendar year, we will continue to work hard for every student every day with a robust academic offering and hands-on experiences to help make Blaine the best place in Washington for our students to get a well-rounded education that prepares them to be college-, career- and citizenship-ready. These are exciting times in public education, and the Blaine school district remains an exciting place to work and learn!
The summer of 2019 was an eventful time around the Blaine school district. Following the announcement of superintendent Ron Spanjer’s retirement, the board of directors conducted an extensive search, and in late August the district welcomed me, Dr. Christopher Granger, as the new superintendent. With the completion of phase III of the Blaine High School project, staff and students returned to campus with a new office and counselor space, an updated library and classrooms as well as a new courtyard. In addition, the grandstand project is progressing well and, along with the upcoming turf installation project, will be a welcome upgrade to the district’s stadium complex.
The board of directors recently approved a detailed list of program goals for the 2019-2020 school year, which can be accessed on our website, blainesd.org. The overall Comprehensive Plan document addresses specific ongoing academic goals and related action plans, as well as the issues of Community Engagement and Relationship Building, Social-Emotional Learning and Student Safety, 24-Credit Graduation Requirements and Capital Projects work.
On behalf of the board of directors and the entire Blaine school district staff, we would like to take this opportunity to thank the collective communities of Point Roberts, Birch Bay and Blaine for your support in making great things happen for all students.