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Paraeducator Zayla Wollen walks with students on the first day of school at Fruit Valley Elementary School on  Aug. 30, 2022.

Vancouver Public Schools expected to cut 262 positions to make up $35 million shortfall

Paraeducator Zayla Wollen walks with students on the first day of school at Fruit Valley Elementary School on  Aug. 30, 2022.

March 8, 2024, 10:36am Clark County News

The Vancouver school district is proposing to cut nearly 262 positions to alleviate a $35 million budget deficit, according to a document included in next week’s board meeting agenda. Read story

Runners compete in the 1,600-meter race May 10 during the Southwest Washington Middle School League championship meet at Woodland High School. After a double levy failure in 2023, Woodland Public Schools cut about $3 million in supplemental funding, including funding for middle school sports such as track and field.  Woodland leaders are now hopeful middle school sports can return in 2025 with renewed levy funding.

Woodland schools back on right track after levy passage but funding hurdles remain for next year

Runners compete in the 1,600-meter race May 10 during the Southwest Washington Middle School League championship meet at Woodland High School. After a double levy failure in 2023, Woodland Public Schools cut about $3 million in supplemental funding, including funding for middle school sports such as track and field.  Woodland leaders are now hopeful middle school sports can return in 2025 with renewed levy funding.

March 5, 2024, 6:04am Clark County News

After a dark and difficult year, Woodland Public Schools’ leaders are processing a complicated range of emotions. Read story

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Ridgefield School District selects new superintendent

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March 4, 2024, 12:11pm Clark County News

The Ridgefield School District has selected Jenny Rodriquez as its new superintendent. Read story

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Facing nearly $20 million budget deficit, Evergreen Public Schools may cut 140 positions

The Evergreen Public Schools Administrative Service Center.

February 28, 2024, 7:13pm Clark County News

Evergreen Public Schools leaders are proposing cutting 140 positions across the district to meet nearly $20 million in budget reductions for the 2024-2025 school year. Read story

Woodland Public Schools names new school superintendent

February 28, 2024, 5:57am Clark County News

The Woodland Public Schools board of directors selected Asha Riley as its new superintendent, according to a Tuesday news release from the district. Read story

Evergreen Public Schools superintendent John Boyd is at the center of controversy about the district's communication with parents in the wake of a shooting connected to Evergreen High School last week.

Evergreen Public Schools to cut up to $20 million from budget with details to come at tonight’s meeting

Evergreen Public Schools superintendent John Boyd is at the center of controversy about the district's communication with parents in the wake of a shooting connected to Evergreen High School last week.

February 27, 2024, 1:35pm Clark County News

Evergreen Public Schools is expecting to cut between $16 million and $20 million from its budget for the 2024-2025 school year, according to the district’s website. Read story

A sign welcomes students Monday, Sept. 19, 2022, at Union Ridge Elementary School in Ridgefield. Classes began after a tentative agreement was reached between the Ridgefield School district and the Ridgefield Education Association.

Ridgefield School District announces three candidates for new superintendent, schedules community meet-and-greets

A sign welcomes students Monday, Sept. 19, 2022, at Union Ridge Elementary School in Ridgefield. Classes began after a tentative agreement was reached between the Ridgefield School district and the Ridgefield Education Association.

February 21, 2024, 6:13pm Clark County News

The Ridgefield School District announced Wednesday morning it had narrowed its search for a new superintendent to three candidates, all from outside the district. Read story

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‘It’s going worse than I anticipated’: Financial aid delays leave many in ‘limbo,’ Clark County education officials say

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February 20, 2024, 5:05pm Clark County News

Less than two months after the launch of the new-look Free Application for Federal Student Aid site, some parents, students and school counselors are reporting that it’s glitchy, confusing and sometimes entirely inoperable. Read story

All school measures from Tuesday’s election still passing

February 16, 2024, 5:48pm Clark County News

Clark County Elections tallied another 300 ballots in Tuesday’s special election Thursday afternoon, yielding no changes in the results of school levy votes in Camas, Battle Ground, Woodland and Green Mountain. Read story

Clark College President Karin Edwards speaks to the crowd while giving her State of the College address Wednesday morning. The speech provided updates on enrollment and other metrics, as well as previewed a strategic planning process set for the coming months.

Clark College president reports 10% enrollment increase, $1M gift from Cowlitz Indian Tribe in State of the College Address

Clark College President Karin Edwards speaks to the crowd while giving her State of the College address Wednesday morning. The speech provided updates on enrollment and other metrics, as well as previewed a strategic planning process set for the coming months.

February 14, 2024, 7:52pm Business

Prolonged enrollment decline. Staff turnover. Brutal inflation. Read story