• SUPPORTIVE COMMUNITY  

     
    The Bainbridge Island community is exceptionally supportive of schools, both financially and through volunteer participation:

    • Bainbridge Schools Foundation - History of $500,000 donated each of the past three years, with a remarkable contribution in 2011 of $1M for staff retention, professional development, and teacher grants.

    • Parent/Teacher/Student Organizations - Parents demonstrate research regarding the positive impact of their support to schools and students. They support classroom and district-wide enrichment programs, as well as district-wide PT(S)O contributions equaling over $175,000 annually for supplies and equipment.

    • Parents & Community Volunteers - Over the last five years, an average of 71,803 volunteer hours have been given to the district per year in a wide variety of categories.  Community members serve in ongoing classroom activities, as guest speakers, and on school and district committees.

    • Election History - A Programs & Operations Levy has never failed; passed nine out of eleven elections in the last decade. (Note: One of those losses was by only 0.2% in a super-majority bond election.)