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Methow Valley School District levies both passing

Both of the Methow Valley School District levy proposals on the Tuesday (Feb. 9) ballot were being approved by comfortable margins after the first round of ballot counting, the Okanogan County Auditor’s office reported. A proposal to replace the existing maintenance and operations levy drew 967 “yes” votes (61 percent) and 617 “no” votes (39...
MVSD adapts to International Baccalaureate program

MVSD adapts to International Baccalaureate program

Changes more subtle than dramatic so far By Marcy Stamper Last spring, as the Methow Valley School District pondered switching to the International Baccalaureate (IB) program, many people envisioned a dramatic change and reactions ranged from enthusiastic to alarmed. Now, six months into the incorporation of IB for kindergarten through 10th grade, parents and teachers...
Library’s leaking roof at MVES gets temporary fix

Library’s leaking roof at MVES gets temporary fix

Maintenance staff at the Methow Valley School District have been shoveling a sizable area on the elementary school roof to divert water and prevent it from leaking into the library. A leak developed on a wall of the library after the first heavy snow, which was before Thanksgiving, according to Bud Hover, the district’s director of...
News briefs: Dec. 16, 2015

News briefs: Dec. 16, 2015

School levies will be on February ballot Voters will decide in February on two replacement levies for the Methow Valley School District — one for maintenance and operations (M&O) and one for technology. Last week, the Methow Valley School Board directors unanimously approved two resolutions for the levies, which would help pay for school staff; instruction in...
School district seeking $4 million in new levies

School district seeking $4 million in new levies

The Methow Valley School Board is scheduled to vote this week on the superintendent’s recommendations for two levies, one for maintenance and operations (M&O) and one for technology, for a total of more than $4 million over four years. If approved, the levies would add about $1.80 per $1,000 in valuation to a property-tax bill, according...
Minor errors found in Methow Valley School District audit

Minor errors found in Methow Valley School District audit

The Methow Valley School District recorded incorrect information for continuing-education credits for some teachers in the 2013-14 school year, according to state auditors. The audit found that the school district had inaccurate information for 10 of 16 teachers whose files the auditors reviewed.
MVSD school psychologist resigns after reassignments

MVSD school psychologist resigns after reassignments

By Marcy Stamper Jim Cordell, school psychologist for the Methow Valley School District, has resigned effective Tuesday (Nov. 3). His resignation comes just weeks after several reassignments of special education staff at the elementary and high schools, including changes to Cordell’s job. Cordell was hired as the special education coordinator and psychologist last year, and...
Methow Valley School District reorganizes special education services, staffing

Methow Valley School District reorganizes special education services, staffing

Special education staff and services have been reorganized at the Methow Valley elementary and high schools, with a new head of special education for both schools to help integrate the special education program with other current initiatives, including development of the International Baccalaureate (IB) program. Local administrators hope …
News briefs: October 21, 2015

News briefs: October 21, 2015

Eagles host memorial benefit for firefighters The Methow Eagles will host a memorial benefit for the three firefighters who died in the Twisp River Fire on Aug. 19, and for injured firefighter Daniel Lyon, on Oct. 31 at the Eagles Aerie in Twisp. The event costs $10 and includes a lasagna dinner, baked goods auction,...
Community briefs: Oct. 14, 2015

Community briefs: Oct. 14, 2015

Conservancy in Seattle The Methow Conservancy will host its annual meet-and-mingle gathering in Seattle on Oct. 21 from 7 – 9 p.m. at the Ballard Homestead, 6541 Jones Ave. N.W. Wildlife ecologist Bill Gaines will talk about his research into the lives of bears, wolverines, wolves and cougars. For information, call 996‑2870. All about snow and grooming “Snow...