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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

Ridgefield teachers on strike; picketing closes schools

September 9, 2022, 7:58am Clark County News

Teachers in the Ridgefield School District went on strike this morning after Thursday night’s round of contract negotiations with the Ridgefield School District failed to result in a tentative deal. Read story

Wednesday is the first day of school for the Ridgefield School District, where a divide between district administration and the teachers' union looms, as seen Wednesday morning.

No deal reached, Ridgefield teachers to strike Friday

Wednesday is the first day of school for the Ridgefield School District, where a divide between district administration and the teachers' union looms, as seen Wednesday morning.

September 8, 2022, 9:00pm Clark County News

The Ridgefield School District and the Ridgefield Education Association were not able to reach a deal on a tentative contract on Thursday night, meaning the union will go on strike beginning Friday. Schools in the Ridgefield School District will be closed Friday and until a deal can be reached. Read story

Washougal High School (Samuel Wilson for the Columbian)

Washougal teachers contract in limbo; union says COLA is sticking point

Washougal High School (Samuel Wilson for the Columbian)

September 1, 2022, 12:00pm Clark County News

Washougal Association of Educators members began the 2022-23 school year without a contract after failing to reach an agreement with the Washougal School District by Tuesday’s first day of school. Read story

Union Ridge Elementary School second-grader Eylee Klug, 7, gets a warm welcome from teachers and staff as she arrives for the first day of school Wednesday morning. Wednesday was the first day of school for the Ridgefield School District, where a divide between district administration and the teachers union looms.

Ridgefield schools welcome students amid open bargaining

Union Ridge Elementary School second-grader Eylee Klug, 7, gets a warm welcome from teachers and staff as she arrives for the first day of school Wednesday morning. Wednesday was the first day of school for the Ridgefield School District, where a divide between district administration and the teachers union looms.

August 31, 2022, 2:36pm Clark County News

Flurries of excited students — some escorted by parents and some defiantly insisting they make an entrance on their own — descended upon Union Ridge Elementary School for their first day of school on Wednesday. Read story

Teachers and supporters gather in front of the Ridgefield School District offices at a rally preceding union negotiations, Monday. The Union has promised a strike vote tonight if an agreement is not met.

Ridgefield teachers to be present for first day, despite strike authorization vote

Teachers and supporters gather in front of the Ridgefield School District offices at a rally preceding union negotiations, Monday. The Union has promised a strike vote tonight if an agreement is not met.

August 30, 2022, 11:40am Clark County News

Despite authorizing a potential strike Monday night, Ridgefield teachers said they will be in the classroom for the first day of school on Wednesday. Read story

Ridgefield seventh grade math teacher James Davies, Center, his wife Sheena Davies, left, and their daughter Camryn Davies join other teachers and supporters at a rally in front of the the School District offices in Ridgefield on Monday.

Ridgefield contract deal not yet reached, teachers likely to strike

Ridgefield seventh grade math teacher James Davies, Center, his wife Sheena Davies, left, and their daughter Camryn Davies join other teachers and supporters at a rally in front of the the School District offices in Ridgefield on Monday.

August 29, 2022, 7:05pm Clark County News

As of Monday evening, the Ridgefield Education Association and the Ridgefield School District have not yet reached a deal on a new contract. The union is likely to vote to go on strike in a membership meeting later Monday night, deeming the district's latest offer to be far below what… Read story

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Clark County Public Health, schools ready to follow new COVID rules

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February 28, 2022, 7:40pm Clark County Health

Clark County officials pivoted accordingly following Gov. Jay Inslee’s announcement Monday that lifting of the statewide mask mandate will be pushed up to March 12. Read story

Paraeducator Darcy Wells, in a purple mask, greets a parent as they enter the gym to pick up an iPad for a child at Washington Elementary School at the onset of the pandemic in early 20202.

Vancouver Public Schools paraeducators back strike if no deal is reached

Paraeducator Darcy Wells, in a purple mask, greets a parent as they enter the gym to pick up an iPad for a child at Washington Elementary School at the onset of the pandemic in early 20202.

October 28, 2021, 3:53pm Clark County News

Members of the Vancouver Association of Education Support Professionals voted Tuesday to authorize a strike if Vancouver Public Schools fails to offer what they consider to be a fair contract, citing wage insufficiencies and safety concerns amid a staffing shortage. Read story

Students walk through Clark College's campus during finals week in March in Vancouver.

Clark College, faculty union still locked in negotiations

Students walk through Clark College's campus during finals week in March in Vancouver.

December 27, 2019, 8:15pm Clark County News

Clark College and its faculty union remained locked in negotiations Friday afternoon as the clock ticks down to a potential strike approved by the Association for Higher Education. Read story