News Release from Prosser Sch. Dist.
Posted on FlashAlert: February 17th, 2017 4:19 PM

Earlier today, the District learned that a teacher at Keene-Riverview Elementary School had posted on her personal Facebook page a message that appears related to undocumented immigrants. The post may be considered hostile and/or offensive on the basis of national origin. The District has received a number of angry and concerning emails, phone calls, and visits to the District office by concerned citizens and parents. Due to possible safety and security concerns, as well as concern for disruption of the school environment, this teacher has been placed on administrative leave pending investigation of this incident by the District.

Please be assured that the views expressed by this teacher on her personal Facebook page do not in any way reflect the views, beliefs or values of the Prosser School District or its administration or Board of Directors.

Contact Info:
Dr. Ray Tolcacher, Superintendent,(509)786-3323 or ray.tolcacher@prosserschools.org


Hoy temprano, el distrito obtuvo información que una maestra de la primaria Keene-Riverview puso un mensaje en su cuenta personal de Facebook que al parecer está relacionado con inmigrantes indocumentados. El mensaje puede ser considerado hostil e ofensivo y basado en nacionalidad. El distrito ha recibido un sin número de correos electrónicos, llamadas, y visitas a la oficina del distrito de ciudadanos y padres muy preocupados y enojados. Dado a posibles riesgos de seguridad e interrupciones al ambiente de la escuela, la maestra ha sido suspendida mientras el distrito hace las investigaciones correspondientes.

 Pueden estar seguros que las opiniones y puntos de vista expensadas por esta maestra en su cuenta personal de Facebook, de ninguna manera refleja el punto de vista, creencias o valores del Distrito Escolar de Prosser, sus administradores ni la Mesa Directiva.

Puede contactarse a:

Ray Tolcacher, Superintendente al (509) 786-3323 o ray.tolcacher@prosserschools.org



Information on School Schedule Changes Due to Snow Days
as of 1-31-2017

Parents and Students:
 You may be wondering how the missed days due to weather affect make-up days and graduation, so we have put together some answers to frequently asked questions: 


Please note: 
If weather conditions or information from the governor’s office change, then the information and dates provided below may be impacted and updated considering the probability of additional winter conditions over the next 30 days or possibly longer.  


  1. Will the District seek a waiver from the state to reduce the number of make-up days required?

    Governor Inslee just signed Proclamations 17-01 and 17-02, each declaring a state of emergency in specific counties.   Benton County has been named in the proclamations.  We have been encouraged by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), to not apply for the waiver until late February or early March due to the strong possibility of additional winter conditions which could impact Prosser and other school districts in Benton County. Further similar conditions could amend the Governor’s waiver to possibly add additional relief.   The decision to apply for a waiver will be made after inclement weather has ceased. We will keep you updated with new information as we continue to address this unprecedented winter weather in our area. 

  2. When is the last day of school? 

    As of today, January 31, 2017, Prosser School District has, for the safety of our students, staff and our community, opted to cancel school for 6 days due to weather.  This means the last day of school for the 2016-2017 school year will now be extended to Monday, June 19. This last day could be earlier if the District applies for and receives a waiver. By Washington law, the District must provide 180 days of instruction each year so each day missed must be made up.   A District committee has been formed to discuss and explore if there are other options.  We will keep you updated with new information as soon as possible.  

  3.  How will the missed school days affect graduation?

Any change to the scheduled graduation date will be made as soon as possible if needed.   At this point, June 10 still stands as the date of graduation but discussion is still ongoing and any updates will be publicized immediately and communicated.

We know these school closures and delays have not been easy for any of us, but please understand that the safety of our students and staff is our number one priority and will always be the basis for any decision to amend the school day. Again, thank you very much for your understanding as we address this unprecedented winter weather this school year.   


Prosser School District Bond Information;

Prosser School District Voter Information Brochure for
School Construction & Renovation Bond - February 14, 2017

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