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Students: June 22, 2016

Students: June 22, 2016

Scholarship winners Tabitha Bergevin-Krumme and David Dinsmore III are recipients of the Methow Valley Fly Fishers 2016 Al Green Fisheries Enhancement Scholarship. Bergevin-Krumme is a 2015 graduate of Liberty Bell High School who attends Western Washington University, where she is pursuing a degree in chemistry and advanced studies in oceanography. Dinsmore, a 2014 Liberty Bell...
School district may borrow money to fix facilities in less time

School district may borrow money to fix facilities in less time

The Methow Valley School District is proposing to borrow money so it can compress the schedule for facilities repairs and upgrades into four years instead of six. The upgrades, supported by a $4.5-million levy approved by voters last year, could be done more cost-effectively by combining some projects and taking advantage of lower costs, said Methow...
School funding alliance launches fall fundraising campaign

School funding alliance launches fall fundraising campaign

With the beginning of a new school year, Methow Valley Public School Funding Alliance (PSFA) is conducting its annual fall campaign to raise funds for academic enrichment in public schools. Since 2003, PSFA has raised and returned to the public schools almost $800,000 to fund programs and purchase materials that expand educational opportunities and academic...
School district hiring new teachers, staff to expand programs

School district hiring new teachers, staff to expand programs

New administrative jobs for elementary principal, facilities operations By Marcy Stamper Elementary school students will learn to speak Spanish and have regular music classes, while junior high and high school students can select more work in science, engineering and design as the Methow Valley School District expands and reorganizes its programs. The district has budgeted...
Researchers describe a ‘crisis’ in child care, early-childhood education options

Researchers describe a ‘crisis’ in child care, early-childhood education options

By Marcy Stamper
“There is a crisis dramatically affecting the valley.” That’s the stark conclusion drawn from the comments of about 225 parents, child care providers and employers by researchers investigating local needs for child care and early-childhood education. The results are from the Early Childhood …

Inslee proposes $200 million for education by tying up loopholes

OLYMPIA — Governor Inslee proposed closing tax loopholes to generate nearly $200 million in funding for Washington’s public schools during a news conference in Olympia on Jan. 28. According to Inslee, Republican leaders have said they will resist …

Court says education funding still lags

By Marcy Stamper
The Washington Supreme Court has given legislators three more months to show how they will comply …