Superintendent's Message

Picture of Russ Hill
Dear East Valley Community,
 
After an outstanding start to the school year, and with almost 2 months wrapped up, we begin to move into a more established routine for our students’ day to day learning experiences. This time of year is highlighted by student conferences and the opportunity for our parents to learn more from our staff about the progress of our students. This exciting opportunity continues to build the home-school connection that will lead to the support necessary to ensure high levels of learning for all of our students. I would like to strongly encourage you to make this a priority to attend.
 
I would also like to take this opportunity to highlight the capital projects levy that you will see on your ballot this November. We are asking our community for the funds to expand the East Valley Central Middle School Commons. As our community has continued to grow, our schools must also continue to grow to keep pace with the students who are enrolled in our district. Our current EVC commons holds about 240 students. EVC currently has over 800 students enrolled. These space constraints present many challenges that limit our ability to serve students during lunch times, hold student activities, and invite our community in for various events. These funds would be collected over a 2-year period and, with approval, is projected to not increase your current tax rate. Our community has had a strong tradition of supporting our district in building and maintaining high quality facilities to serve our students. I would like to thank our community for this history of support and would encourage you to make sure to cast your vote by November 8th. 
 
I look forward to seeing you out in our schools and community and having the chance to talk in person.
 
Russ Hill
EVSD Superintendent