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Two retire after long careers with school district

Two retire after long careers with school district

Joni Stevie and Rocky Kulsrud are both retiring after long careers as teachers with the Methow Valley School District, but they aren’t cutting the cord completely — they’ll both still be regularly involved with students as athletic coaches. Stevie has a noteworthy history with Methow Valley schools. A Liberty Bell High School graduate, she spent her entire...
Changes coming to MV School District this fall

Changes coming to MV School District this fall

The coming Methow Valley School District year will provide more generous classroom and study spaces for students at the Independent Learning Center (ILC), new teachers at the elementary and high schools, and a new program in computer coding. Other changes come …
Methow Valley School district trying to fill gaps in child care, pre-school offerings

Methow Valley School district trying to fill gaps in child care, pre-school offerings

As working families juggle schedules and seek enriching experiences for young children, the Methow Valley School District has been brainstorming about ways the district might help offer more child care options and maybe even preschool. The school district has had some success in bridging the gap this year, accommodating about 100 elementary-age kids in after-school clubs...
ILC gets special waiver to measure learning instead of credit hours

ILC gets special waiver to measure learning instead of credit hours

The Methow Valley Independent Learning Center (ILC) is now one of only four schools in the state where students can show their progress by demonstrating what they’ve learned, rather than having to accumulate a set number of credits. The Washington State Board of Education granted the unusual competency waiver to the ILC on May 12. The...
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...