Pioneer School District #402

Change of Location for School Board Retreat

Due to unforeseen circumstances the location of the Pioneer Board of Director’s retreat has been changed to Dr. Dale McDaniel’s home located at 567 E Pointes Drive West, Shelton.

The meeting will be on January 28, 2017.   An hour executive session to complete the superintendent’s evaluation will begin at 9 am.  The public is invited to attend the Board retreat beginning at 10 am.  Any inquiries regarding this notice should be directed to Martin A. Brewer, Superintendent.

Pioneer Buses Back on Regular Routes

Beginning Monday, January 23rd all Pioneer School District buses will be back on regular scheduled routes.  For questions, please call Mason County Transportation Cooperative at 360.426.3182.


Maintenance & Operation Levy Information


Snow Make Up Days

At the December school board meeting, the Pioneer Board of Directors approved February 21st and May 26th as snow make up days.  A new calendar will be sent home with students on Thursday, January 12th.  Click on the link below to print a copy of the revised calendar

2 Hr Delay – Tuesday, January 10th

Due to weather conditions ,we have a two hour delay tomorrow, Tuesday, January 10th. School will start at 10:30 am. No breakfast will be served and no morning preschool. For additional information please contact your child’s school office.

Emergency/Snow Routes Start Monday, January 9th

Roger Lange, Director of Transportation, announced due to the county wide road restrictions, all schools in the Pioneer School District will be on emergency bus routes beginning Monday, January 9th until further notice. Information on emergency/snow routes can be located by clicking here or contact Transportation at (360) 426-3182.


Maintenance & Operation Levy

On February 14, 2017 Pioneer School District will run a regularly scheduled replacement of the Maintenance and Operation Levy.

The Pioneer School District Board of Directors voted to reduce the Maintenance and Operations Levy collection for the 2018, 2019, and 2020 calendar years.  If approved, the proposed 2018 levy rates represent an approximate 10% reduction from the voter approved 2017 levy collection.

The current levy amount:

  • $2.93 million in 2017 (voter approved on February 11, 2014)
    • Collected at an estimated rate of $2.29 per $1000 assessed value

The proposed levy amounts:

  • $2.64 million in 2018
    • Collected at an estimated rate of $2.10 per $1000 assessed value
  • $2.64 million in 2019
    • Collected at an estimated rate of $2.10 per $1000 assessed value
  • $2.64 million in 2020
    • Collected at an estimated rate of $2.10 per $1000 assessed value

The Maintenance and Operations Levy is not a new tax. It will replace the current levy which expires at the end of 2017. Every three years, District residents are asked to renew the levy.

The levy allows the District to continue basic operations which are not fully funded by the State and Federal Government. Local levy money makes up about 29% of the District’s annual operating budget.  The local levy dollars’ support:  Custodial/ maintenance needs, early learning program, extracurricular programs/athletics, non-high school fees, regular classroom/special program teachers, school safety needs, teacher training, technology, transportation, etc.

The Mason County Auditor’s Office will mail out election ballots to all Pioneer School District residents around January 23rd.  A 50% yes vote is required for approval.

For more information, please contact:  Marty Brewer at 360-426-9115, ext. 3.