OAKVILLE SCHOOL DISTRICT
TO HOST KIDS@HOPE
Presenter, Wally Enidicott, Executive Director
Kids at Hope NW Resource & Training Center
Oakville School District is proud and excited to be hosting our first Kids@Hope presentation this Friday, May 20, at the Chehalis Tribal Community Center from 12:00 noon to 4:00 p.m. All of our staff, community members, tribal members, law enforcement and many more have been invited to attend. Many of our staff and board members were able to attend a week-long institute in Phoenix this May, and are happy to share their experience.
Our schools need help. Too many of our children face a world full of problems they didn’t create, and can do nothing about. Principals and teachers recognize Kids@Hope mentors as an effective, proven intervention in the lives of their at-risk kids. They know how the one-on-one relationships fostered by a Kids@Hope program restore self-confidence and personal security, and encourage academic excellence in their school.
I AM A KID AT HOPE
I am talented, smart & capable of success.
I have dreams for the future and I will climb
to reach those goals and dreams everyday.
All Children are Capable of Success,
There is a desperate need among America’s at-risk children to be the “one-and-only” in the life of a caring adult. This need for love can only be met one child at a time. You can do something real, and be that one caring adult. So when your Kids@Hope child asks, “How many other children do you see at my school?” you can say, “I'm here, just for you.” When kids feel loved and valued, they are better able to learn, grow and succeed.
I AM AN ADULT AT HOPE
As an adult and a Treasure Hunter.
I am committed to search for all talents, skills
and intelligence that exist in all children and youth.
I believe that all children are capable of success…
Dorn: Court Must Impose Tough Sanctions on State
OLYMPIA — May 16, 2016 — This is the fifth report issued by the Committee. Like the other four, this report contains very little substance.
The Committee believes that much progress has been made to this point and that it has a roadmap for future success. In the draft report, the Committee states, “The 2016 Legislature enacted the plan requested by the Court to describe how the State will address remaining elements of ESHB 2261 and the Article IX duty by the statutory due date.”
That is untrue. The Committee is referring to legislation passed in 2016, Engrossed Second Substitute Senate Bill 6195. But that bill isn’t a plan itself. It creates a task force that will produce a plan. In other words, it’s a plan to plan to fund basic education.
Second, the Committee’s draft report fails to account for another key Supreme Court directive. In January 2014, theCourt told the Legislature to produce “a complete plan for fully implementing its program of basic education for each school year between now and the 2017-18 school year.” To be “complete” any plan must be specific in regards to funding. The state cannot continue to promise to fully fund our schools without actually addressing the issue of how to pay for doing that.
The Committee also claims that the state is moving toward eliminating school district dependency on local levies. As evidence, the Committee cites the 2016 supplemental operating budget. Section 515 requires that, by April 30, 2017, the task force determine whether the state has essentially met its obligations with respect to salaries and levies, or to introduce legislation to extend the so-called “levy cliff” for at least a year.
In other words: They either solve the problem, or they kick the can for another year.
The problem is that too many of our students have been waiting – for years and years.
It is obvious that the $100,000-a-day fine imposed by the Supreme Court is not producing adequate movement on funding. I will be filing a friend-of-the-court brief soon with the Court, in which I will ask for even tougher sanctions, possibly against specific lawmakers, to coerce them once and for all to come up with the plan the Court ordered.
To use a simple analogy: Concerning basic education funding, the state has run the first 10 miles of a marathon. Now they need to run the last 16.2 miles.