Start Strong

Start Strong

Project 3A: Establish a High-Functioning PreK-3rd Grade System Region-Wide ($2,242,193)
Project Summary: This project supports the establishment of a strong region-wide PreK-3rd Grade system to ensure students are kindergarten ready. The scale of this project reaches all elementary schools.
Project Lead: Mary Waldron, mwaldron@psesd.org, 425-917-7805
Projects 3A and 3B are advised by the Road Map Project Birth to Third Grade Work Group.

Project 3B: Investment Fund for PreK-3rd Grade Strategies and Systems at the Community Level ($3,979,447)
Project Summary: This project will work in conjunction with Project 3A: Build a Regional PreK-3rd System. School district teams may apply, through a proposal process, for project-specific funding in line with their PreK-3rd system-building plan. This project focuses on the region’s high-need elementary schools. Please see the Project 3B page for information on award amounts.
Project Lead: Mary Waldron, mwaldron@psesd.org, 425-917-7805
Projects 3A and 3B are advised by the Road Map Project Birth to Third Grade Work Group.

DEEP DIVES

Deep Dive 1: Kent East Hill Partnership ($ 895,529)
Project Summary: This project utilizes an in-depth, 24/7 school and community partnership approach to improve student achievement in the Kent East Hill neighborhood. The initial elementary schools that will benefit from this funding are Millennium and Pine Tree, though some project components will scale up to serve other schools over time.
Project Lead: Matthew Gulbranson, mgulbranson@psesd.org, 206-716-8852

Deep Dive 2: White Center Partnership ($1,148,966)
Project Summary: This project utilizes an in-depth, 24/7 school and community partnership approach to improve student achievement in the White Center neighborhood of Highline Public Schools. The elementary schools that will benefit from this funding are Mount View and White Center Heights.
Project Lead: Matthew Gulbranson, mgulbranson@psesd.org, 206-716-8852
Deep Dive 2 is advised by the White Center Promise Core Leadership Group.

Commitment 1: Summer Reading Program
Project Summary: In order to combat summer learning loss, every student in a high-need elementary school will have a summer reading plan, and every one of those schools will have a summer reading partner organization to support students and families.
Project Lead: Krissy Soltman, ksoltman@psesd.org, 425-917-7851
Commitment 1 is advised by the Road Map Project Birth to Third Grade Work Group.