Battle Ground teachers will do informational picketing before and after school Wednesday to protest the Washington Legislature's failure to fully fund basic education, reduce K-12 class sizes, and provide increased pay and benefits for teachers and school employees.
Battle Ground — The Battle Ground High School welding team won regional and state competitions in welding fabrication, and qualified for the SkillsUSA National Championships, scheduled for June 23-26 in Louisville, Ky.
Vancouver teachers won't join a one-day walkout planned for Wednesday, the Vancouver Education Association announced Friday. Evergreen, Camas, Washougal and Hockinson teachers are planning to picket that day to pressure legislators for more education funding and smaller class sizes, as ordered by courts and approved by voters.
Families with children who will attend kindergarten in the fall can glean resources at a free kindergarten readiness event from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at community libraries in Battle Ground, Cascade Park, Ridgefield, Vancouver and Washougal.