Superintendent Ben Ferney recently announced he has been hired as superintendent for Cheney Public Schools, with the position to start July 1. In a letter to staff, Mr. Ferney shared that while he had not been looking to leave Valley School District, he and his family discussed that, should a position ever open, he would be interested in working for Cheney Public Schools again. Mr. Ferney previously served as assistant principal at Cheney Middle School. Cheney’s current superintendent, Robert Roettger was selected in March as the new superintendent of the Northeast Washington Educational Service District (NEWESD 101) in Spokane.
About leaving Valley, Mr. Ferney expressed, “I have cherished my time here and have immense respect for our dedicated staff, the students and families we serve, and our outstanding school board. While I am genuinely excited about the new opportunity in Cheney, at the same time it will be difficult to leave people and a school district I love.” Mr. Ferney has been superintendent of Valley School District since July 2018.
The Valley School Board is working with NEWESD 101 on the process of filling the position of superintendent for Valley schools.
Valley School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained guide dog or service animal, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees of the Valley School District at 3030 Huffman Rd., Valley, WA 99181 are designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Danielle Tupek, Title IX Liaison; Ken Davis, Section 504/ADA Coordinator; Ben Ferney, Compliance Coordinator for State Law (RCW 28A.640/28A.642). A complaint regarding alleged discrimination may be made by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling the district office at 509-937-2791.