Nine Mile Falls School District

Superintendent's Message 

Superintendent Brian Talbott
 Brian L. Talbott 
March 2017
Dear Neighbors,  

What a crazy, long winter we just had. I am so glad to see sunshine, even if it is between rainstorms. As we gradually move into spring, I want to thank all of you for your patience and understanding of our school closures and late starts due to inclement weather. Additionally, I want to give a big kudos to our transportation team.  They are the true heroes as they provide safe passage to and from school on the orneriest of mornings.

 As you may recall from previous newsletters, the NMFSD was awarded a $1.2 million dollar STEM Facilities Grant in May of 2016.  Our summer months were spent on the engineering and design of the facility as well as the ground work that had to be completed before the building could be transported.  The building arrived in three pieces in early December; before winter break, those pieces were put together and it was buttoned up.  The last few months have been spent completing the internal work including the wiring for technology, security, and fire.  We anticipate that we will receive occupancy in the very near future.  The modular building contains two state-of-the-art science learning spaces.  Each classroom is equipped with gas, water, and a chemical fume hood.  Our students will benefit greatly as the high school will now have three science labs when up until now there was only one.   

In order to qualify for this grant, the district had to procure $100,000 in monetary, equipment, or like-kind donations from area businesses. On behalf of the Board of Directors, our current and future students, as well as myself, we are forever indebted to OAC, SimplyTronics, Coffman Engineering, Reliant Rx, and GenPrime for their commitment, dedication, and generosity to the NMFSD.

Lastly, I would like you to know about a great opportunity that is coming to you and our community.  In partnership with the Spokane Regional Health District and Medical Reserve Corps, the NMFSD is hosting a no-cost immunization clinic on Thursday, April 20th from 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM at Lake Spokane Elementary School. The event will be held in the cafeteria of the school; attendees are encouraged to park in the north parking lot for easiest access.  Additional health organization resources will be present with fun activities for families.  No insurance information will be collected and all vaccines are available at no cost.  While immunization records are not required, they are encouraged.  The following vaccines will be available for children and adults as supply permits:

Ages 2-18 – Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, HIB, HPV9, Polio, Meningococcal (MCV4), MMR, Pneumococcal, Tdap, and varicella (chickenpox)

Ages 19 and older – Hepatitis A/Hepatitis B; Combination Vaccine, Hepatitis B, MMR, Pneumococcal, Shingles.  

As always, I thank you for your partnership and support of the students, staff, and schools in our great community. 

Warm Regards,
Brian L. Talbott, Superintendent
Last Modified on March 25, 2017