District Committee Charters

Much of the work accomplished in Methow Valley School District is the result of representatives from stakeholder groups who do specific work at the direction of the Superintendent. Major decisions, minutes, and any report or recommendations resulting from committee work are posted here. The following committees are actively engaged in Methow Valley School District’s work.

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Icicle Fund - Methow Arts

MVSD Arts Advisory Committee Charter

Basis for Establishment: Methow Arts Alliance (Methow Arts) has received a generous three-year grant, supporting a partnership between the Methow Valley School District and Methow Arts. Using the grant funding, the MVSD and Methow Arts will work with classroom teachers in grades K-3 to develop learners who understand the critical concepts commonly associated with the International Baccalaureate “Design Cycle” through the integration of the arts in grades K-3.
Learn more about the MVSD Arts Advisory Committee

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Methow Valley School District Playground Committee

Basis for Establishment: The MVSD wishes to invite all interested stakeholders to participate in a transparent and inclusive planning process to plan construct a new ADA compliant playground that meets National Playground Safety Standards.
Learn more about the MVSD Playground Committee

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Methow Valley Elementary Family & Community Engagement Committee

Basis for Establishment: A shared desire exists between parents, community members, and school staff to establish a coherent framework to increase family and community engagement in the learning process to include: opportunities for on-going, two-way communication between the home and the school, and utilize tools and strategies that enable parents to better support their child’s academic and social-emotional learning and development as a responsible citizen.
Learn more about the MVE Family/Community Engagement Committee

Project Safe & Secure • MVSD Emergency Response Plan

Emergency Response Planning Committee

Basis for Establishment: With a focus on ensuring the safety of our students, staff, parents, and community, the Methow Valley School District is launching Project Safe and Secure. As such, the MVSD is launching a district-wide Emergency Response Planning (ERP) Committee. The standing committee, led by Bud Hover, Director of Operations, will work with the guidance and support of the NCESD Crisis Management Co-Op and in partnership with local law enforcement, fire, and first responder agencies, students, parents, staff, and community members.
Learn more about the Emergency Response Committee

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Liberty Bell Learning Environment Committee

Basis for Establishment: The citizens residing within the Methow Valley School District attendance area recently (Spring, 2015) supported the successful passage of two levies. The funding associated with Capital Projects – Facilities Improvement Levy includes a variety of projects, including the replacement of aging flooring and furniture throughout our schools. The District wishes to invite stakeholder participation in the process through the development of an Advisory Committee.
Learn more the LB Learning Environment Committee

Special Education Services

IEP/504 Outreach Charter Committee

Basis for Establishment: We recognize that by supporting, engaging and empowering parents of children who are neurologically and physically diverse, we build stronger educational systems for our students. The Methow Valley School District, with the partnering agency ESD 112, has a commitment to improving communication and resources for our parents and educators on behalf of all students with disabilities.
Learn more about the IEP/504 Outreach Charter Committee

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Early Childhood Education Steering Committee

Basis for Establishment: Early Childhood Education is one of the Six Strategic Anchors of the Methow Valley School District. We recognize the developmental importance of the early childhood years, when 90% of the brain develops by age 5, and we believe that access to high-quality pre-K programs will have significant long-term benefits for Methow Valley children both academically and socio-emotionally.
Learn more about the ECE Steering Committee

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Facilities Advisory Committee

Basis for Establishment: In response to our aging facilities and bus fleet, the citizens residing within the Methow Valley School District attendance area recently (Spring, 2015) supported the successful passage of two levies – A Six-Year, 4.5 Million Dollar Capital Projects Levy and an 800 Thousand Dollar, Transportation Vehicle Fund Levy. The funding associated with each of these levies will be received by the school district in the spring and fall of each year, beginning in the spring of 2016.
Learn more the Facilities Advisory Committee

Highly Capable Leaning Advisory Committee

Highly Capable Learning (HCL) Advisory Committee

Basis for Establishment: Increase opportunities for families across our district to provide insight and collaborate around topics relevant to students identified as Highly Capable. To continue to provide feedback on the implementation of the Highly Capable Learners Program.
Learn more about the HCL Advisory Committee

Methow Valley Schools Levy

M&O and Technology Replacement Levy Task Force

Basis for Establishment: Methow Valley Public Schools’ general operations (M&O) levy, which comprises nearly 25 percent of its annual budget, is expiring. The previous technology levy, which supports the integration of technology in the classroom, is also expiring. Both levies will be placed on the ballot as early as February 9, 2016.
Learn more the M&O and Technology Replacement Levy Task Force

Student Health Advisory Committee

School Health Advisory Council (SHAC)

Basis for Establishment: Washington state received a grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to promote the model of “Coordinated School Health.” Schools were encouraged to embrace this model by the creation of School Health Advisory Councils that include 8 interconnecting components. Each component makes an important contribution to students’ well-being and readiness to learn.
Learn more about SHAC

Technology Committee

Technology Committee

Basis for Establishment: The current capital projects technology levy on a four year cycle, which provides funding for technology infrastructure improvements, staffing, professional development, and innovative learning will expire in 2016. A replacement capital projects technology levy to renew the expiring levy will be on the ballot on February 9, 2016.
Learn more about the Technology Committee