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2023-2024 Sensitive Materials Committee - Revised
In accordance with Board Policy 2331, Teaching About Controversial Issues, the committee list was presented for consideration by the Board. The committee fulfills the legal requirement for citizen involvement in the instructional approach to teaching about sensitive issues.

Elementary #19 Naming
The Naming Committee for Elementary #19 engaged in a thoughtful and collaborative process to consider names and mascots for the new school. The committee was comprised of parents, community members, district office administrators, and principals. Input for Elementary #19's name was gathered in a wide variety of ways from a number of stakeholders within the community. Groups participating in the process were teachers, parents, students, administrators, and community members. The primary objective of the Naming Committee was to propose names that would stand the test of time while resonating with current and future generations. The committee offered two finalists to the Board for consideration. The Board selected Expedition Elementary as the name of the new school.

The name Expedition conveys a sense of exploration and adventure, suggesting that the elementary school is a place where students embark on a journey of discovery and learning that captivates their natural curiosity and creativity. An expedition often involves teamwork and collaboration, and using this term for an elementary school can emphasize the importance of working together. It suggests that students, staff, and parents are all part of a unified team, traversing the educational landscape together to achieve common goals and success. 
Finally, the term expedition implies a comprehensive and well-rounded educational experience that has the ability to surpass traditional academics and suggests a focus on holistic development, including not only the intellectual growth but also social, emotional, and physical development. Expedition reflects the school's commitment to providing a complete and enriching educational journey for its students.

Memorandum of Understanding: Girls' Flag Football
This memorandum of understanding (MOU) is intended as a pilot program for the 2023-24 school year in response to a grant awarded by the Seattle Seahawks.

Bethel Education Association Collective Bargaining Agreement - Revised
The revised agreement reflects final (collaborative) proofing, language clarifications, and other commitments made within the scope of the tentative agreement reached with the Bethel Education Association.


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