Shelton's eight schools open their doors

District plans for $78-million budget


September 1, 2022

Gordon Weeks

Shelton High School cheerleaders, from left, senior Lili Mazzoncini, senior Marco Duzman (in costume) and sophomore Jennifer Smith greet students and families Saturday at the Shelton School District's Back to School Festival Saturday at Oakland Bay Junior High School. Free supplies given while supplies lasted included backpacks with items inside, a hot dog lunch and other resources.

The Shelton School District on Wednesday opened its doors to its eight schools, where 4,125 full-time equivalent students are expected.

That's the same number budgeted at the beginning of the last school year. The district ended the last school year with 4,141 FTE. The first official count of students will be conducted Sept. 6.

"We do not anticipate an enrollment decline for the 2022-23 school year," Superintendent Wyeth Jessee wrote to the Journal in an email.

In a recent newsletter to the community, Jessee wrote, "We are extremely excited to welcome you back for the 2022-23 school year! R...

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