At Monroe Public Schools we are dedicated to success for every student and we invite you to join us.
Many opportunities exist for you to take an active role in public education. Working in classrooms, chaperoning field trips, serving on curriculum and building leadership committees are just some of the ways for you to have a positive impact in ensuring all students meet or exceed the new state learning standards.
Please just let me know so by email at email@example.com or by calling my office at 360.804.2501 if you are interested in joining their efforts.
Also helpful to families are these links to resources families may find useful and outlines to find solutions for concerns and needs. The link to our Administrative Staff may also be helpful in connecting you to more information sources. If you cannot find what you are looking for, please use the links under Contact Us to let me or my staff know how we can be helpful.
We must provide the best education possible for the next generation. But public schools cannot do it alone. Preparing students for the future requires a partnership between families, educators and our community. Your involvement will make a difference.
Dr. Ken Hoover,
Monroe Public Schools Administration Building
200 E. Fremont
Monroe, WA 98272
Toll Free: 1-800-282-7818
Dr. Ken Hoover, Superintendent
Pamela Swanburg, Administrative Assistant
Barb Moore, Assistant Secretary
Carlos Elles, Spanish-speaking Liaison 425.239.8026
Rosemary O'Neil, Communications Director 360.804.2503
Trisha Simon, Receptionist, Facility Use Requests 360.804.2500
Sue Skillen, Community Connections Coordinator 360.804.4317
Mrs. Brenda Hunt, Executive Director, 360.804.2510
Betty Syvertsen, Secretary
Kim Spudich, Fiscal Coordinator, 360.804.2512
Kathy Horton, Payroll, 360.804.2516
Jodi Gullikson, Account Payable, 360.804.2514
Shannon Shisler, Benefits, 360.804.2515
Cindy Inman, Payroll, 360.804.2517
Shelly Salsgiver, Payroll, 360.804.2518
Lori Ostrom, Accounts Payable, 360.804.2513
John Mannix, Assistant Superintendent, 360.804.2570
Joanie Gilbert, Secretary, 360.804.2570
Tess Thompson, Inventory/Records, 360.804.2518
Ralph Yingling, Maintenance Director, 360.804.2679
Kelly Reed, Secretary, 360.804.2670
Maintenance Shop, 360.804.2672
Student Information Services
Bryan Plog, Director, 360.804.2688
Heather Jackson, Enrollment Secretary, 360.804.2572
JoLynn Garrison, Data Records Secretary, 360.804.2573
Click on the map to get online driving directions and more details.
Superintendent Dr. Ken Hoover
Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Dr. Fran Mester
Assistant Superintendent for Operations Mr. John Mannix
Executive Director of Fiscal Services Mrs. Brenda Hunt
and Public Records Officer
Executive Director of Personnel Services Mr. Justin Blasko
Executive Director of Student Services Ms. Lara Cole
Director for Instructional Support Programs Ms. Ginnie Ayres
Director of Facilities & Operations Mr. Ralph Yingling
Director of Communications Ms. Rosemary O'Neil
Assistant Director for Elementary Education Ms. Rachelle Butz
Assistant Director for Health Services Mrs. Mary Myers
Assistant Director for Student Information Mr. Bryan Plog
Transportation Supervisor Mr. Joe Banach
Dining Services Supervisor Ms. Dana Daniel
District Athletic Coordinator Mr. Brett Wille
- Boys and Girls Club of Snohomish County
- City of Monroe
- Educational Service District 189
- Imagine Children's Museum in Everett
- Monroe Chamber of Commerce
- Monroe Historical Society
- Monroe Public Schools Foundation
- Monroe's School Libraries
- Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction
- Partnership for Learning
- Snohomish County
- Snohomish County Council, CampFire USA
- Snohomish County Economic Development Council
- Washington Connection
- Washington School Research Center - "Just for Kids"
- Snohomish County Tourism Bureau
- Snohomish County YMCA
- Sno-Isle Libraries
We want this page to include information that parents, students and community members will find helpful. If you have an idea or suggestion please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. We will use your suggestions to help set a framework for future completion of this page.
School districts, like households, must plan for expenses.
Planning for the next year's budget begins shortly after approving the current year. During this process, school leaders receive input from the public, staff, school board members, budget committees and district administrators.
Just as keeping your checkbook balanced and monitoring your spending help you stay within your budget, public schools' finance staff members also keep close account of the money schools receive and the money schools spend. The budget and financial statements are reviewed every year by the Washington State Auditor's office. Every dollar spent during the year is closely reviewed by Monroe Public Schools' fiscal office. The schools' fiscal year runs September 1 to August 31.
Monroe Public Schools receives money from several sources. Approximately 73% of the public schools' operating budget comes from the state through a process that designates funds according to the number of enrolled students. The remainder of the operating money comes from federal and local sources, including local levies. These funds provide the quality programs being offered to all students in Monroe Public Schools.
The links below offer more information:
Budget Talk – quick primer on Monroe’s school budget and the process to develop the budget
How Schools Are Funded – describes local funding through bonds and levies
2011 Executive Summary – A citizens' guide to school finances
2011-12 Budget – also known as a 'F195'
2011-12 Financial Summary - also known as a 'F196' - coming late October
Brenda Hunt, Executive Director of Fiscal Service
“Our schools are an important investment for this community. It is in everyone’s best interest to ensure Monroe’s youth have productive learning environments, “
Monroe Public Schools
Welcome to the Capital Facility Plan Committee webpage.
In January of 2009 this group launched their efforts to help chart a course for Monroe’s public school buildings and support facilities. In July 2009 the group presented their final report to members of the School Board. On November 2, members of School Board asked the community to offer additional input on the committee’s work by prioritizing the suggested projects.
The group’s primary task was three-fold –
- What middle school model is best for Monroe Public Schools and our community? i.e., which model and program delivery structure will best balance the needs of education and fiscal responsibility?
- What are the next most “urgent” from the Needs Assessment and should be addressed in the next few years? What needs are best addressed on a longer timeline?
- What is the public’s input and willingness to support the recommended solutions to meet these needs?
Monroe Public Schools staff members provide regular ongoing maintenance of school buildings but more substantial work is primarily funded through voter-approved measures such as the Capital Projects Levy in 2008. These levy funds are targeted to replace/repair some of the urgent needs in roofing and systems for heating and ventilation. It also includes funds to restore the track surface at Bearcat Stadium that was nearing the end of its useful life. The track work is already complete and several ancient heating units are being replaced this summer. Roofing work is scheduled for the summer of 2010. The levy expires at the end of 2010.
The Capital Facility Plan Committee work took place in two tiers and used the foundation laid by in 2007 when more than 50 volunteers formulated a Needs Assessment list for each school campus and support facility.
- The Steering Committee did the most work and was more deeply involved in the details. This group met about twice per month and toured every school building.
- The Advisory Council was a larger group of individuals with an interest in the outcome, and desire to participate in the process but did not have the ability to make as heavy a time commitment as the Steering Committee.
The Steering Committee reported out to the Advisory Council and any other interested community member. Comments from those “advisory” gatherings were used as part of the process to produce recommendations for the long range plan that was presented to the School Board on July 20, 2009.
School board members are now tasked with setting the final plan and must decide if a funding request is to be presented to the voters to carry out the plan.
Many thanks to all those who took time to participate in this important work:
Steering Committee - Citizen Members
Brian Blomster Frank Wagner Heidi Brennan Maltby
Mark Carlson Chain Lake Bill Coan Salem Woods
Julie Conklin Maltby Cindy Cook Maltby
Christine Drake Salem Woods Sheila Dunn Frank Wagner
Jason Hutchinson Salem Woods Sandy Packham Chain Lake
Joel Selling Salem Woods
Steering Committee – Staff Representatives
Linda Boyle Monroe Middle Ken Brown Leaders in Learning
JoAnn Carbonetti Park Place Middle Lara Cole Special Education
Rich McCutchan Monroe Middle Margie Rodriguez Frank Wagner
Jody Rose Frank Wagner Elementary Steve Shurtleff Hidden River Middle
Jody Stanwyck Frank Wagner Elementary Brett Wille Monroe High School
Advisory Council Members
Carissa Alexander Community Member Christy Bone Community Member
Susan Clayton Community Member Meagan Davis Staff Member
Dona Evans Community Member Carolyn Franklin Staff Member
Kimberly Foster Community Member Wendy Fuller Community Member
Cal Hanson Community Member Elaine Hellwig Staff Member
Jeff Knutsen Community Member Gary McCartney Community Member
Tammara Oswald Community Member Chris Paine Community Member
Malinda Wilson Community Member
District Staff Resources
John Mannix, Assistant Superintendent for Operations
Rosemary O’Neil, Director of Communications
Ralph Yingling Director of Facilities and Operations
Kevin Oremus Hutteball & Oremus Architecture
William L. Kendrick Education and Planning Consultant
D.A. Davidson & Co. Tax Rates & Bond Structure
O.S.P.I. State Match Calculations
For more information please contact John Mannix, Assistant Superintendent for Operations.
Supporting documents and meeting information
July 20 – Report to the School Board
June 15 – Seeking feedback on the consensus
June 4 - Consensus Reached
May 21 - Finding common ground
May 7 – Picturing the future
April 27 – Advisory Council meeting
April 16 – Refining the Concept
March 26 – Two Middle School Concept
March 12 – Generating Options
March 2 - Advisory Council meeting
February 26 - Long range planning and work of 2007 committee
January 8, 2008 - Committee overview and work plan
January 22, 2008 - 22 years of Capital Projects