Open Enrollment Information
Banks School District is participating in open enrollment. HB3681 allows students to attend the school district of their choice providing the school chooses to participate in open enrollment. Please fill out the open enrollment form and return to the district office between March 1 and March 31, 2014.
The Middle School is on schedule
The project is on schedule for completion in March. Please see the construction updates for pictures.
Below is a picture of the Technology classroom. It features expanded student workspace where they can work on computers and rotate 180 degrees to face the teacher and short-throw projector.
Banks Community Auction
The 40th Annual Banks Community Auction is set for April 26, 2014.
LATE START beginning September 11
Late starts will occur each Wednesday, starting September 11, 2013 and run through the end of the school year, unless otherwise designated on the 2013-14 school year calendar. School will start at 9:10 AM on late start Wednesdays. We are planning to have bus routes begin 45 minutes later on these days.
The District has reviewed many plans and believes the 45-minute late start plan best addresses and accommodates our current and long term plans for meeting our goals for improving student learning through the new state mandated achievement compacts. These late starts will provide our teachers and assistants with collaboration time, which is not otherwise available. This late start plan will eliminate the 3 full days of staff development, simultaneously allowing the District to add back three full student contact days for the 2013-14 school year.
Bond Project Updates and Construction
There is a new Updates and Construction page on the Bond District Links menu. We will be posting pictures and information on this page to keep you updated on the progress of the Banks High School and Banks Middle School construction and renovation projects.
District Budget Message to Parents
We would like to provide parents and community members with a summary of the proposed 2013-14 State School Funding and highlight how this funding level would affect our District. We encourage parents and community members to contact the governor and your local representatives and communicate your views on state funding needs for our schools. Your collective advocacy will send a powerful message.
School Board Meetings
The next regular meeting of the Banks School District Board of Directors is Monday, March 10. The work session starts at 5:30 PM in the District Board Room. The work session is open to the public, and everyone is welcome to attend. The regular session starts at 7:00 PM in the District Board Room. The administration building is located at 12950 NW Main Street, Banks.
On Thursday, March 13, 2014 there will be a meeting of the Board and the Bond Core Management Committee. The meeting starts at 6:00 PM and will be held in the District Board Room. This meeting is open to the public, and everyone is welcome to attend.
Hazardous weather or unexpected emergencies may require changes in school and bus schedules. The decision to cancel classes or delay the start of school will be prior to 5:45 a.m. If schools are forced to close during the school day, every effort is made to contact parents. Notification will be posted on local television and radio stations and also on the district website. You can also receive information by subscribing to FlashAlert. To sign up for notifications, please go to www.flashalert.net.