I am so excited to welcome our students back to school! There is an energy in the air this fall unlike any I have experienced before in Highline. Our teachers and staff are more motivated than ever and are diving into learning with our students. I can’t help but feel this will be Highline’s best year yet!
While some districts in our state are experiencing turmoil in contract negotiations, I am pleased to report that our teachers ratified a three-year contract by a vote of 97.4 percent. This contract reflects the high value we place on our teachers. It raises our teachers’ salaries to make them competitive with comparable districts, and it rewards our most experienced teachers with additional pay, giving them an incentive to stay with us in Highline.
I feel a sense of pride and optimism in Highline greater than I have felt since I became superintendent here. I hope you feel it, too. Together, we will lift our students up to reach their dreams.
We are Highline!
Susan Enfield, Ed.D.