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Twisp police chief to host community talk about gun ownership on April 27

Twisp police chief to host community talk about gun ownership on April 27

Twisp Police Chief Paul Budrow will host an informal community discussion about gun ownership, safety, applicable laws and appropriate training next Wednesday (April 27) at 6 p.m. at the Methow Valley Senior Center. Budrow said the meeting…
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 district plans to begin buying seven new buses with levy proceeds

School district plans to begin buying seven new buses with levy proceeds

The Methow Valley School District is planning to buy seven new school buses over the next three years — two this August, three next year, and two in 2018. The school board directors approved the recommendation by Bud Hover, director of operations and capital projects, at their March 23 meeting. Voters approved paying $800,000 for six new buses...
District gets an earful on weapons policies

District gets an earful on weapons policies

Methow Valley School District administrators continue to get fallout — and also praise — for their handling of an incident where a sixth-grader brought a pellet gun to school. Four parents attended the school board meeting on Wednesday …
Gun incident at school spurs debate of district actions, policies

Gun incident at school spurs debate of district actions, policies

The expulsion of a sixth-grade student who brought an airsoft pellet gun to school last week has stirred debate among parents about how the school administration handled the incident, and about the timing of how students’ …
Methow Valley Elementary student expelled after gun incident

Methow Valley Elementary student expelled after gun incident

**EDITOR’S NOTE: Updated @ 10:10 a.m. 3/17/16 to clarify notification process** **EDITOR’S NOTE: Updated @ 10:27 a.m. 3/17/16 to add information regarding the weapon** A sixth-grade student at Methow Valley Elementary School has been expelled after he brought a gun onto the school campus Wednesday afternoon (March 16), Superintendent Tom Venable said. No one was...
All inclusive

All inclusive

Including all students in regular classroom and extracurricular activities benefits all of them, even if some students may require assistance to participate fully. That was the core message at the professional-development day at …
Methow Valley School District boosting focus on special education

Methow Valley School District boosting focus on special education

Parents of students receiving special-education services at the Methow Valley School District can expect to have more input in how the program runs — and how well it is working to educate their children — as part of a new advisory group and the district’s increased focus on special-ed services.
All kinds of kids’ stuff

All kinds of kids’ stuff

Almost 100 kids have learned to play chess, program robots, work with horses — or just work out the kinks by skiing or dancing — through expanded after-school activities this year. The Methow Valley Elementary School’s Cub Club offerings have been broadened this year from activities like cooking, art …
Voters approve Methow Valley School District levies by wide margins

Voters approve Methow Valley School District levies by wide margins

With all votes counted, both of the Methow Valley School District levy proposals on the Feb. 9 ballot were approved by comfortable margins, the Okanogan County Auditor’s office reported Tuesday (Feb. 16). A proposal to replace the existing maintenance and operations (M&O) levy drew 1,257 “yes” votes (62 percent) and 773 “no” votes (38 percent)....