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Superintendent

The Superintendent's Office provides overall leadership and strategic direction to the school district in conjunction with the School Board.

The Superintendent's Office ensures the school system's education and administrative functions operate efficiently and effectively. The office ensures necessary short- and long-term action plans are developed and implemented to achieve School Board goals and operational expectations.

The office serves students, parents, families, businesses, and community members.

Superintendent Blog

Tim Payne, Ephrata School District Superintendent

Dear Ephrata School District Families:

Today, the Washington State Department of Health released guidance for schools regarding the end of statewide indoor mask requirements. In keeping with our promise to update you as our guidance changes, here are the items you need to know as we enter this new phase:

Read More about March 10, 2022
Tim Payne, Ephrata School District Superintendent

Thanks to the generosity of our amazing Ephrata families and community, the Ephrata School District is pleased to announce that all athletic programs at the Middle School and High School, except for Unified Basketball, will resume this afternoon. Unified Basketball will return to practice tomorrow. Coaches and schools will be communicating directly with athletes and families to ensure each individual understands today’s practice schedule.
 

Read More about January 26, 2022
Tim Payne, Ephrata School District Superintendent

Our school district has learned that the state of Washington is experiencing supply chain issues impacting distribution of the COVID tests needed to keep our athletic programs running. It is with a heavy heart that we must announce the immediate pause of all athletics below the high school varsity level due to this testing shortage. We are working very hard to ensure varsity sports with postseason opportunities have every chance to play in their competitions. 

Read More about January 24, 2022
Tim Payne, Ephrata School District Superintendent

The Ephrata School District is working to develop plans to transition to remote learning should the need arise from the continued spread of COVID-19. We ARE NOT moving to on-line learning at this time. 

Read More about January 19, 2022
Tim Payne, Ephrata School District Superintendent

Grant County is experiencing a significant rise in the number of COVID-19 cases. Keeping our schools open for in-person instruction remains a top priority. It is important that we all do our part to keep our school communities healthy. Please take note of the following new guidance:

Read More about January 6, 2022
Tim Payne, Ephrata School District Superintendent
Tim Payne
Superintendent
(509) 754-2474

Cathy Wulf
Assistant to the Superintendent
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