Longview School District


Longview, WA, USA

Our Superintendent

Superintendent Dan Zorn, October 2021

Superintendent Dan Zorn, October 2021

A Message from Superintendent Dan Zorn

The 2023-24 school year has begun and we are excited for a wonderful year of learning, challenge and exploration. Welcome back!  We are anxious to begin the new year and get back to work serving the children of our school district. 

Our student growth data is consistently improving across the district, dual credit opportunities for our high school students are expanding, and we are beginning our second year using our new elementary Reading materials that are effectively aligned with the Science of Reading.  As measured by our annual “Seeds of Hope” survey, staff, student and parent perceptions of our schools and the services we provide remain strong.  Thanks to each of you for the support you provide our schools and students.

It will be great to have Memorial Stadium’s new field and track available this year for Soccer, Football, and Track competitions.  I hope you are able to come out and support our student athletes as they compete on this beautiful new playing surface.  Our facilities and custodial crew has been hard at work preparing our schools for the beginning of school and many projects have been undertaken to extend the life and improve the environment of our schools.  This work has included HVAC upgrades, roof replacements, and other work that extends the life and improves the physical environment of our schools.  This work is made possible due to our community’s generous support of our Capital Projects and Technology Levy. 

Your continued support of our schools has also allowed us to continue our focus on improving the safety and security of our school campuses. We have invested in security fencing around schools, access control systems, secure vestibules at front entrances, and the installation of extensive video surveillance systems throughout all buildings. Along with these improvements, we have also increased emergency preparedness training for staff and students.

I also want to draw your attention to our Replacement Education Programs and Operation Levy which will replace the existing levy that expires at the end of 2024.  This levy renewal will be before our voters in February and supports many of the services we provide as it represents approximately 15 percent of our district’s annual budget. Throughout the year, you will receive periodic updates that provide detailed information regarding the levy and the manner in which it helps us to meet the needs of the students we serve.

And finally, we are adding two more classrooms to our Kinder Bridge program that prepares 4-year-old students for kindergarten.  This will now give us six total Kinder Bridge classrooms in which our youngest learners can build their language, literacy, social, and physical skills. Research proves that early learning is critical to student success, so we have expanded our early learning program for families who cannot access other pre-kindergarten programs in the community.

We strive to be responsive to our community, work responsibly to be good stewards of taxpayer dollars, and align our services with the needs of our students and families.  We are grateful for the continued support of our families and community as we work together to make Longview Public Schools the district of choice for families in Southwest Washington.

Have a great year!

Dan Zorn, Superintendent


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