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Battle Ground Public Schools

Ava West, 2, of Battle Ground, from left, joins her grandfather, Bill Jackson, and classmate Emma Betka, 3, as they play with blocks Wednesday afternoon at Daybreak Primary School. The activity was part of Let's Play and Learn Together, a free weekly drop-in program hosted by Battle Ground Public Schools for students age 5 or younger.

Kids get a jump on classroom success with Battle Ground program

Ava West, 2, of Battle Ground, from left, joins her grandfather, Bill Jackson, and classmate Emma Betka, 3, as they play with blocks Wednesday afternoon at Daybreak Primary School. The activity was part of Let's Play and Learn Together, a free weekly drop-in program hosted by Battle Ground Public Schools for students age 5 or younger.

September 26, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

Aleesha Hamness’ 3-year-old son, Tabor, isn’t excited about just anything. He’s excited about everything. Read story

Green Mountain School kindergartners Lana Schmeusser, left, and Cara Morgan, right, play on merry-go-round in 2018. The one-school district saw a 12. 4 percent enrollment increase over 5 years.

Clark County school districts see ups and downs in enrollment

Green Mountain School kindergartners Lana Schmeusser, left, and Cara Morgan, right, play on merry-go-round in 2018. The one-school district saw a 12. 4 percent enrollment increase over 5 years.

September 22, 2019, 6:05am Clark County News

As Clark County’s largest school districts grappled with budget cuts this summer, most faced a somewhat surprising culprit: declining enrollment. Read story

View Ridge Middle School math teacher Nam Nguyen works with eighth-grade students at View Ridge Middle School.

Student test scores hold steady in Clark County, statewide

View Ridge Middle School math teacher Nam Nguyen works with eighth-grade students at View Ridge Middle School.

September 12, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

Clark County school districts have done little to move the needle on state testing. Results released this week show that the percentage of students passing Smarter Balanced tests locally and statewide has largely remained flat. Read story

The Battle Ground Public School board meets during a district meeting on Jan. 14.

Battle Ground Public Schools set to act on sexual health curriculum

The Battle Ground Public School board meets during a district meeting on Jan. 14.

September 5, 2019, 6:01am Clark County Health

After more than a year of consideration, Battle Ground Public Schools is poised to move forward with the adoption of a sexual health curriculum featuring a blended set of lessons from state-recognized programs. Read story

Fifth-grade student Daniel Casanova finishes his lunch in the mostly empty cafeteria of Chinook Elementary School in March after his fellow students left for recess. A state audit released last week found that elementary schools overwhelmingly are not providing children with enough time to eat their meals.

State audit says school lunch schedules fall short

Fifth-grade student Daniel Casanova finishes his lunch in the mostly empty cafeteria of Chinook Elementary School in March after his fellow students left for recess. A state audit released last week found that elementary schools overwhelmingly are not providing children with enough time to eat their meals.

September 2, 2019, 6:00am Clark County News

Forget what Washington school children are eating for a minute; what about whether they have time to eat it at all? Read story

Six ESD 112 directors up for re-election

August 27, 2019, 6:02am Clark County News

Six Educational Service District 112 board members are up for re-election this fall. Read story

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

Battle Ground schools’ budget OK’d

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

August 13, 2019, 9:02pm Clark County News

Local school levies are increasing in Battle Ground. Read story

A sign for Vancouver Public Schools Administrative Services outside VPS offices.

Vancouver Public Schools’ budget approved

A sign for Vancouver Public Schools Administrative Services outside VPS offices.

August 13, 2019, 8:52pm Clark County News

Though the ink is dry on Vancouver Public Schools’ budget for the upcoming year, don’t expect that this is the end of school finance discussions in Clark County’s second largest school district. Read story

Northeast 82nd Avenue was blocked the morning of Oct. 19, 2016, after a minivan struck and killed 11-year-old Elizabeth Smith near 289th Street in Battle Ground. Smith and Justin Carey, now 22, were both struck by vehicles near the Battle Ground Public Schools bus stop.

Financial deal reached in crashes near Battle Ground schools bus stop

Northeast 82nd Avenue was blocked the morning of Oct. 19, 2016, after a minivan struck and killed 11-year-old Elizabeth Smith near 289th Street in Battle Ground. Smith and Justin Carey, now 22, were both struck by vehicles near the Battle Ground Public Schools bus stop.

August 13, 2019, 5:59am Clark County News

The survivor of one car crash and family of a girl who was killed in another near a Battle Ground school bus stop will collectively receive nearly $1.7 million in pending settlement deals. Read story

Justin Carey, who was struck while waiting for a school bus in June 2013 and lost his lower right leg, testifies during a second trial in the case in February 2017 at the Clark County Courthouse. Now, at 22 years old, Carey is fighting for his life again after learning he has advanced-stage renal disease.

Justin Carey learns he has advanced-stage renal disease

Justin Carey, who was struck while waiting for a school bus in June 2013 and lost his lower right leg, testifies during a second trial in the case in February 2017 at the Clark County Courthouse. Now, at 22 years old, Carey is fighting for his life again after learning he has advanced-stage renal disease.

August 12, 2019, 6:00am Clark County Health

Battle Ground’s Justin Carey has been dealt a much harder hand than most. Read story