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Vancouver Public Schools Superintendent Steve Webb in 2017 (The Columbian files)

Schools chief Steve Webb put on leave by Vancouver Public Schools board

Vancouver Public Schools Superintendent Steve Webb in 2017 (The Columbian files)

February 10, 2021, 3:00pm Clark County News

Vancouver Public Schools Board of Directors unanimously voted to place Superintendent Dr. Steve Webb on administrative leave Tuesday and plan to appoint an interim replacement for him on Thursday. Read story

Clark College to cut $25 fee for admissions application

February 10, 2021, 5:59am Clark County News

Clark College is doing away with its $25 admissions application fee for most prospective students beginning spring 2021 term, the college announced Tuesday. The fee exception does not apply to international students, who use a separate admissions process to apply to the college. Read story

Vancouver Public Schools superintendent candidates in webinar

February 10, 2021, 5:58am Clark County News

Vancouver Public Schools will host a public webinar open to district employees, students, families and community members to meet and hear the superintendent finalists at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16. Read story

Students, staff and visitors at Liberty Middle School in Camas are asked to wear a mask, as seen on Wednesday afternoon.

Camas levies passing in election returns; Battle Ground levy failing

Students, staff and visitors at Liberty Middle School in Camas are asked to wear a mask, as seen on Wednesday afternoon.

February 9, 2021, 8:46pm Clark County News

Returns from Tuesday’s special election show both of the Camas School District’s levies are passing, while Battle Ground Public Schools’ levy is falling short of the simple majority needed for approval. Read story

Clark County school districts are pushing for online school when classes begin in the fall for the 2020-21 school year.
Mountain View senior Nathaniel John, left, watches his Skyview opponents while senior Bryce Penick hits a return in a 3A/4A Greater St. Helens League boys tennis match on Monday at Union High School. Monday was the first time in 333 days that local high school sports held competitions.

For first time in 333 days, Clark County high school sports are served

Mountain View senior Nathaniel John, left, watches his Skyview opponents while senior Bryce Penick hits a return in a 3A/4A Greater St. Helens League boys tennis match on Monday at Union High School. Monday was the first time in 333 days that local high school sports held competitions.

February 8, 2021, 8:25pm Latest News

Scores didn’t matter. The cold didn’t matter. The only thing that mattered is high school sports were being played again. Read story

Handful of Washington schools are rapid testing staff, students for COVID-19. Is it working?

February 8, 2021, 7:53am Health

Every week, about two-thirds of teachers and staff in the White River School District, south of Enumclaw, voluntarily head to the school gymnasium or commons. There, nurses with swabs in hand test them for COVID-19. Read story

WOODLAND: TEAM High School, Woodland Public Schools' alternative high school, produced its first graduate from the Class of 2021: Dakota Spencer, who was honored at a brief ceremony on Jan.

First student from TEAM High School Class of 2021 graduates

WOODLAND: TEAM High School, Woodland Public Schools' alternative high school, produced its first graduate from the Class of 2021: Dakota Spencer, who was honored at a brief ceremony on Jan.

February 6, 2021, 6:05am Clark County News

WOODLAND — TEAM High School, Woodland Public Schools’ alternative high school, produced its first graduate from the Class of 2021: Dakota Spencer, who was honored at a brief ceremony on Jan. 15. The small ceremony was held in-person with few people to remain safe. Spencer had just started at the… Read story

Jaime Herrera Beutler names winners of app challenge

February 6, 2021, 6:04am Clark County News

SHUMWAY — U.S. Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler, R-Battle Ground, announced the winners of Southwest Washington’s Congressional App Challenge, voted on by a team of judges made up of science, technology, engineering and math educators, as well as technology professionals from the region. The competition’s first-prize winner is Ian MacDonald of… Read story

The Vancouver Public Schools Board has decided to retire the Chieftain mascot at Columbia River High school.

Bill seeks to ban Native American mascots in Washington schools

The Vancouver Public Schools Board has decided to retire the Chieftain mascot at Columbia River High school.

February 5, 2021, 1:13pm Latest News

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Ivy Pete is a student at North Central High School in Spokane, and a member of the Pyramid Lake-Paiute Tribe of northern Nevada. Read story