Superintendent Dr. Gary Plano is pleased to announce today that the Mercer Island Schools Foundation and PTA “Bridge the Gap” committee has reached their goal of pledging $1.2 million dollars to the school district. This extraordinary gift means that our community has saved 20 teaching positions, allowing the district to maintain our current staffing levels K-12 and keep class sizes as low as possible.
Dr. Plano commented, “I have said this before, but when I think of the challenges of raising $1.2 million again, I marvel at the energy, commitment and generosity of each and every one of you. We may live in uncertain times, but what is certain is the extraordinary support of this community. Thank you. On June 7, I was reminded that all of our work together is rewarded by the wonderful accomplishments of our 351 graduating seniors. During the graduation ceremonies at the Washington State Convention Center, we were treated to outstanding musical presentations, inspiring speeches and the energy and hope of our young people.”
Congratulations to these students, their parents, teachers and all members of the community who have supported all of our K-12 graduates in our quest to educate the “idea-makers of the future.”
Finally, members of the Mercer Island School District’s Board of Directors and school administration wish you a restful, happy and fun-filled summer! The new school year kicks off on August 29, 2012.