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Breaking down Washington’s school funding formula

November 7, 2022, 6:02am Latest News

School budgets in Washington state are always under scrutiny – few people understand the ins and outs of K-12 funding, and it can be confusing to the layperson. Read story

Washington schools chief proposes signing bonuses for educators

October 20, 2022, 6:20pm Clark County News

State superintendent of schools Chris Reykdal announced in a press conference Thursday morning a proposal to the Legislature to provide additional funding for teachers and special educators to help retain… Read story

Students gather in the cafeteria at View Ridge Middle School before school on May 4. Among the plans to alleviate overcrowding in Ridgefield schools would be the conversions of two extracurricular spaces at View Ridge -- the wrestling room and the Black Box Theatre -- into multiple new classroom spaces.

Voters to decide funding measures in Ridgefield, La Center schools

Students gather in the cafeteria at View Ridge Middle School before school on May 4. Among the plans to alleviate overcrowding in Ridgefield schools would be the conversions of two extracurricular spaces at View Ridge -- the wrestling room and the Black Box Theatre -- into multiple new classroom spaces.

July 22, 2022, 3:49pm Clark County News

While the 3rd Congressional District is sure to attract the spotlight in the upcoming Aug. 2 primary, funding measures in La Center and Ridgefield hold considerable weight for public schools in the north end of the county. Read story

Students gather in the cafeteria at View Ridge Middle School before school on May 4. With Ridgefield's bond failing at the April 26 special election -- the fifth time it's failed since 2019 -- the school district must make a series of difficult decisions on how to remedy the issue of intense population growth in the coming years without any new space to look.

Ridgefield School District redrawing elementary boundaries

Students gather in the cafeteria at View Ridge Middle School before school on May 4. With Ridgefield's bond failing at the April 26 special election -- the fifth time it's failed since 2019 -- the school district must make a series of difficult decisions on how to remedy the issue of intense population growth in the coming years without any new space to look.

May 25, 2022, 8:10pm Clark County News

Ridgefield School District officials on Tuesday unveiled their plan to redraw elementary school boundaries in the district to balance enrollment ahead of an anticipated boom in students entering the district in the coming years. Read story

The Evergreen Public Schools Administrative Service Center.

Evergreen Public Schools’ staff push back against cuts

The Evergreen Public Schools Administrative Service Center.

May 11, 2022, 4:23pm Clark County News

Evergreen Public Schools’ board of directors saw backlash from teachers and community stakeholders at Tuesday night’s meeting over the district’s cuts to staffing in its diversity, equity and inclusion department. Read story

Washington State University Vancouver is seen in February 2018.

State budget invests in Southwest Washington schools, community

Washington State University Vancouver is seen in February 2018.

April 27, 2021, 6:04am Clark County News

The Legislature passed a $6.3 billion capital budget Saturday, cementing a plan that includes major investments in Southwest Washington’s community and schools. Read story

The new building at Ridgefield High School, which was funded by a voter-approved 2017 bond.

Ridgefield’s school impact fee updated

The new building at Ridgefield High School, which was funded by a voter-approved 2017 bond.

September 7, 2019, 5:50pm Clark County News

With some reluctance, the Clark County Council on Tuesday adjusted a series of school impact fees that are expected to add to the cost of housing in some parts of the county. 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