Mukilteo School District workers make desks for students

When some Mukilteo School District high school staff members heard that some students didn’t have a place to learn and study at home, they took matters into their own hands.

Career and Technical Education (CTE) teachers Colin Wagner of Mariner High School and Myola Shanholtzer of Kamiak spearheaded a project to help students who needed a work space at home. Support staff Edward Bustos, Shelle Brihn, Rachel Johnson, Babby Skowyra and Lamont Beckner assisted with the project.

The team used the CTE shop at each school to build about two dozen desks. Several staff members helped deliver the desks to the homes of students, along with extra school supplies.

State Superintendent awards learning support grants

The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction awarded $8 million to community-based organizations in Washington to provide direct support during the pandemic.

Local fund winners include the Granite Falls School District Community Coalition, Edmonds School District’s Washington Kids in Transition program and the YMCA of Snohomish County. The community coalition and YMCA Snohomish County received between $250,000 and $400,000, while Washington Kids in Transition was granted between $100,000 and $250,000.

The competitive grant process received nearly 200 applications totaling more than $40 million in need.

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