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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

Superintendent message: photo of Tim Payne with Ephrata School District Logo

Prior to the start of Winter Break, we received notification from our North Central Educational Service District (NCESD) #171 out of Wenatchee, that prank calls to 911 reporting fake emergencies at schools in our state are on the rise. This false reporting, called “swatting,” is a criminal harassment technique designed to trick emergency services into sending police or emergency service response teams to schools or other places where an emergency has not occurred.

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Ephrata School District logo and icon of two open hands with a heart

Greetings and good morning.

Following Tuesday's elections, I wanted to take a moment to pause and say “THANK YOU!”  As of the writing of this message, our 2 ballot propositions are fairing as follows:

  • Capital Projects - PASSING with a 55.68%
  • Buses - PASSING 59.54%
    • As a reminder: Levies require a simple majority (50%) to pass.  Bonds require a supermajority (60%) to pass.
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Superintendent message: photo of Tim Payne with Ephrata School District Logo

Greetings and good afternoon.

This UPDATE is intended to...

  • Remind us about last year's words of importance.
  • Build awareness of this year's.
  • Provide a space for me to share what I'm thinking about.
  • Generate thinking, conversation, awareness, and positive action.
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Tim Payne, Ephrata School District Superintendent
Tim Payne
(509) 754-2474

Cathy Wulf
Assistant to the Superintendent
(509) 754-2474