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School district info meeting draws IB skeptics – and supporters

School district info meeting draws IB skeptics – and supporters

In a sometimes-divisive public meeting, some parents said the Methow Valley School District’s proposal to adopt the International Baccalaureate (IB) program would finally make school exciting, while others said it …
April ballot will have levies for school facilities and buses

April ballot will have levies for school facilities and buses

Voters will decide whether to provide money to the Methow Valley School District for facilities upgrades and new school buses in two separate levies next month. The Methow Valley School board approved a recommendation from Superintendent Tom Venable on Wednesday (March 11) to put two levies on the April 28 ballot – $4.5 million for...
School district approach to Int’l Baccalaureate stirs controversy

School district approach to Int’l Baccalaureate stirs controversy

With the Methow Valley School District nearing the April 1 deadline to apply to be an International Baccalaureate (IB) candidate, the program — and the district’s process of choosing it — have prompted a sharp debate about what is best for students.
Legislature in contempt over school funding

Legislature in contempt over school funding

By Marcy Stamper
Saying that the Legislature has not made enough progress in devising a plan to adequately fund basic education, the state Supreme Court has declared the lawmakers in contempt of court.
Board postpones levy request

Board postpones levy request

By Marcy Stamper

The Methow Valley School Board unanimously supported a recommendation by School District Superintendent Tom Venable not to take action on two levies under consideration—for facilities improvements and transportation—at …

School board postpones levy request to voters

School board postpones levy request to voters

By Marcy Stamper
The Methow Valley School Board unanimously supported a recommendation by School District Superintendent Tom Venable not to take action on two levies under consideration — for facilities improvements and transportation — at …
Public will have input on school district’s facility improvement ideas

Public will have input on school district’s facility improvement ideas

By Don Nelson
Recommendations from the Methow Valley School District’s facilities task force will require some time for analysis and public input, …
School district task force needs volunteers

School district task force needs volunteers

The Methow Valley School District is looking for volunteers to serve on a new facilities task force, which will help gather information to propose a plan to the district for needs and upgrades to the district’s facilities. The task force will evaluate areas including the maintenance and grounds of the school campus, transportation needs (school...
School district seeks input on goals, spending

School district seeks input on goals, spending

The Methow Valley School District urges everyone in the community to provide feedback about the superintendent’s conclusions from discussions with teachers, students and community members and about the goals he is proposing for the district. There is also an opportunity for people to make suggestions about how the district should spend its money. While roughly...
School district goals: world-class learning, social support

School district goals: world-class learning, social support

By Marcy Stamper
After six months of conversations with more than 300 students, staff, community members and business people, Methow Valley School District Superintendent Tom Venable is preparing to …