Both Methow Valley School district levy requests on Tuesday’s special election ballot were being approved handily, with nearly identical results, in the first round of returns reported Tuesday night (Feb. 11). According to the Okanogan County Auditor’s Office, Proposition 1 had drawn 1,187 yes votes to 516 “no” votes, an approval rate of nearly 70%. […]
Editor’s note: Story was updated on 11/4/2019 to correct the levy rate to 62 cents per $1,000, not 19 cents as previously stated. Taxes would support operations, tech programs The Methow Valley School Board is eyeing the Feb. 11 election for two property-tax levies that would support student learning. The board will have the opportunity […]
Technology and reading top the list as educational priorities the Methow Valley School District gears up for the new school year.
The district has hired Liberty Bell High School grad Jessica Smith-Rouse as technology integration specialist to incorporate the …
Work began last week to replace the dangerously deteriorated track at Liberty Bell High School.
The project, funded by a Methow Valley School District capital projects levy passed in late 2015, will provide a much-improved athletic experience for Liberty Bell students and athletes.
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; the lid was scheduled to drop to 24 percent in 2018.
The staff at Three Rivers Hospital in Brewster practices modern medicine in a facility that, at times, seems to be from another era.
All of the hospital’s vital equipment works and provides the necessary diagnostic and treatment support. But some of it is older than many of the hospital staffers. Parts are hard …
Three Rivers Hospital in Brewster will host two public information sessions — on Monday (July 11) in Pateros and next Thursday (July 14) in Twisp — to provide information about two levy proposals that will be on the Aug. 2 primary election ballot. Monday’s session will be from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the Douglas/Okanogan County Fire District 15 station […]
The dull gray surface at the Liberty Bell High School tennis courts has been replaced by a new, brilliant blue playing area, an upgrade that was completed this week. The new playing area has contrasting green aprons around the courts, replacing the old, faded red surface. New nets have also been installed. The courts won’t […]
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 Valley School District …
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 in 2015, but the district determined it would be …