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Legislature stops short of ‘levy cliff,’ bill goes to Inslee for signature

Legislature stops short of ‘levy cliff,’ bill goes to Inslee for signature

Educators across the state seem relieved after the Legislature voted to avoid the “levy cliff” on March 9. The House passed SB 5023 with 87 in support and 10 opposed after the Senate approved the bill with 48 in support and one opposed. The bill will freeze the current levy lid at 28 percent until 2019;...
School officials offer reassurances about immigration crackdown by feds

School officials offer reassurances about immigration crackdown by feds

In the wake of executive orders signed by President Trump that expand enforcement of immigration laws, local and state school officials have been scrambling to reassure families that all children — regardless of immigration status — are entitled to an education in Washington. “Our state’s public education system exists to …
LBHS on advanced placement honor roll

LBHS on advanced placement honor roll

The Methow Valley School District has been placed on the honor roll for student performance in advanced-placement classes, one of only six districts in the state to receive the honor. This is the seventh time that the College Board, the organization that oversees advanced-placement (AP) classes and exams, has created a list of top schools — and...
New in the schools: teachers, support staff join Methow Valley district 

New in the schools: teachers, support staff join Methow Valley district 

New faces — and some familiar ones in new places — will greet students as they settle into the new school year. Liberty Bell High School has two new instructors, history teacher Scott Barber and physical science teacher Katie Leuthauser. Barber replaces Rocky Kulsrud, who retired last year, and Leuthauser is taking over subjects taught by Tyler Slostad, who has...
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 …