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The Washougal School District administrative offices.

Washougal School District budgets for rebound after losing students

The Washougal School District administrative offices.

July 20, 2021, 6:04am Clark County News

CAMAS — The Washougal School District lost about 250 students — roughly 7 percent of its student body — during the course of the 2020-21 school year, when COVID-19 regulations forced a blend of remote and limited in-person learning, but school officials are optimistic the district will be able to… Read story

(The Columbian files)

Battle Ground schools to run programs, operations levy

(The Columbian files)

July 16, 2021, 4:22pm Clark County News

Battle Ground Public Schools hopes the second time will be the charm for its replacement levy after the school board unanimously voted at Thursday’s special board meeting to place a levy back in voters’ hands in November. Read story

Evergreen Public Schools Superintendent Mike Merlino, then the chief operating officer for the district, discusses a bond request with The Columbian's Editorial Board in January 2018.

Evergreen schools superintendent’s new salary: $305,884

Evergreen Public Schools Superintendent Mike Merlino, then the chief operating officer for the district, discusses a bond request with The Columbian's Editorial Board in January 2018.

July 15, 2021, 6:05am Clark County News

The Evergreen Public Schools board on Tuesday approved a raise for Superintendent Mike Merlino that brings his annual salary to $305,884 during the 2021-22 school year. Read story

Clark College Foundation adds Ebbing as new director

July 14, 2021, 5:56am Clark County News

The Clark College Foundation has added Dr. Devon Ebbing to its board of directors. Read story

Candidates for position 2 on the Vancouver Public Schools Board of directors met virtually with members of The Columbian's Editorial Board on Friday in Vancouver.

4 vie for Position 2 on Vancouver Public Schools boardvideo icon

Candidates for position 2 on the Vancouver Public Schools Board of directors met virtually with members of The Columbian's Editorial Board on Friday in Vancouver.

July 12, 2021, 4:49pm Clark County News

A full slate of school board candidates outlined how their experiences and vision will serve families in Clark County’s second-largest school district. Read story

Washington schools won’t require masks outdoors, but state reviewing new CDC rules on indoor mask-wearing

July 12, 2021, 7:34am Latest News

Washington students and staff will no longer be required to wear masks outdoors at school — and staff can go maskless indoors if they are vaccinated against the coronavirus and no children are present — state health officials announced this week. Read story

Superintendent Mike Merlino opens up a public forum in May 2019 for community members to voice their input on the district budget reductions at Heritage High School in Vancouver.

Review of Evergreen Public Schools finds lack of trust, divide among district’s leadership

Superintendent Mike Merlino opens up a public forum in May 2019 for community members to voice their input on the district budget reductions at Heritage High School in Vancouver.

July 9, 2021, 6:10am Clark County News

An independent review of Evergreen Public Schools’ senior-level leadership this spring described a lack of trust and a divide among staff, causing a “chilling effect on climate and culture” within the central office at Clark County’s largest school district. Read story

At left, field school students carefully clean wood and rocks found at the dig site along  the waterfront in Vancouver.

Students dig into Clark County history during archaeology summer field school

At left, field school students carefully clean wood and rocks found at the dig site along  the waterfront in Vancouver.

July 8, 2021, 6:03am Clark County News

If you’ve driven by the Columbia River waterfront in the last couple of weeks, you’ve likely noticed a group of students digging through the land near Who Song & Larry’s and are wondering what’s going on. Read story

Candidates for Evergreen Public Schools board Position 1 Raelynne Altree, left, and Julie Bocanegra.

Candidates for Evergreen school board differ on pandemic response

Candidates for Evergreen Public Schools board Position 1 Raelynne Altree, left, and Julie Bocanegra.

July 7, 2021, 5:14pm Clark County News

Voters in Clark County’s largest district will cast ballots for either a long-tenured incumbent or a pair of political newcomers in one school board race this primary election. Read story

The CASEE building houses the district office for Battle Ground Public Schools.

Four run for Battle Ground school board Position 1

The CASEE building houses the district office for Battle Ground Public Schools.

July 7, 2021, 6:05am Clark County News

One candidate is a retired educator. Another served in the U.S. Coast Guard. Both say their backgrounds make them fit to serve on the Battle Ground school board. Read story