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Evergreen school district approves $18.7 million in budget reductions

March 27, 2024, 11:10am Clark County News

The Evergreen Public Schools board of directors voted 4-1 Tuesday night to cut $18.7 million from the 2024-2025 school year budget, including 151 staff positions. Read story

Fort Vancouver students walk out of class to protest district staff reductionsvideo icon

March 19, 2024, 3:28pm Clark County News

Hundreds of Fort Vancouver High School students walked out of class late Tuesday morning, protesting district staffing cuts they say will disproportionately impact their school next year. Read story

Striking educators keep in step as Evergreen Public Schools entered its fourth day in September 2023.

Evergreen Public Schools’ leaders got $31K in extra pay during strike while bargaining with teachers union

Striking educators keep in step as Evergreen Public Schools entered its fourth day in September 2023.

March 15, 2024, 6:05am Clark County News

The four members of Evergreen Public Schools’ district bargaining team received a combined $31,100 in supplemental pay for their work in the final stretch of contract negotiations with the Evergreen Education Association last summer, according to district documents. Read story

Vancouver Public Schools board members talk in front of a packed room Tuesday, March 12, 2024, during a Vancouver Public Schools board meeting at the Bates Center for Educational Leadership. During the meeting, the VPS board unanimously approved $35 million in budget cuts for the district.

Vancouver Public Schools approves $35M in cuts despite community pleas

Vancouver Public Schools board members talk in front of a packed room Tuesday, March 12, 2024, during a Vancouver Public Schools board meeting at the Bates Center for Educational Leadership. During the meeting, the VPS board unanimously approved $35 million in budget cuts for the district.

March 13, 2024, 6:50pm Clark County News

Vancouver Public Schools’ board of directors unanimously approved $35 million in budget reductions at Tuesday night’s meeting — despite a strong turnout from community members asking the district to find other solutions. Read story

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Battle Ground teachers reach tentative agreement on new contract

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September 21, 2023, 3:02pm Clark County News

The Battle Ground Education Association reached a tentative agreement on a new contract with Battle Ground Public Schools Wednesday, potentially ending a months-long bargaining process. Read story

Vancouver Democratic Rep. Monica Stonier (middle) with fellow Evergreen Public Schools teachers on the picket line. (Photo courtesy Rep.

One of the teachers on strike in Vancouver is Rep. Monica Stonier

Vancouver Democratic Rep. Monica Stonier (middle) with fellow Evergreen Public Schools teachers on the picket line. (Photo courtesy Rep.

August 31, 2023, 2:42pm Clark County News

It’s a familiar sight: a Democratic lawmaker walks a picket line, champions labor rights and meets with workers on strike. Read story

Members of the Evergreen Education Association gather for a meeting before walking the picket line outside Evergreen High School on Wednesday morning, Aug. 30, 2023. Wednesday was supposed to be the first day of school for the district.

Evergreen teachers the second to strike this year in Clark County; Camas still on picket lines

Members of the Evergreen Education Association gather for a meeting before walking the picket line outside Evergreen High School on Wednesday morning, Aug. 30, 2023. Wednesday was supposed to be the first day of school for the district.

August 30, 2023, 9:23am Clark County News

The Evergreen Education Association began its districtwide strike Wednesday, delaying the first day of the 2023-2024 school year amid stalled contract negotiations with Evergreen Public Schools. Schools in the district will be closed again Thursday as the strike continues. Read story

Evergreen Education Association members walk around Tuesday during a sign-making rally at Leroy Haagen Memorial Community Park. Schools are closed Aug. 30 due to the looming strike, according to the Evergreen Public Schools website.

Evergreen Public Schools teachers will strike Wednesday; Battle Ground schools will be open

Evergreen Education Association members walk around Tuesday during a sign-making rally at Leroy Haagen Memorial Community Park. Schools are closed Aug. 30 due to the looming strike, according to the Evergreen Public Schools website.

August 29, 2023, 5:38pm Clark County News

The Evergreen Education Association will strike Wednesday, closing schools on what was scheduled to be the first day of the school year. Read story

Evergreen Education Association members and allies walk into the Evergreen Public Schools headquarters on June 14 in advance of a school board meeting. The union held the rally before the meeting to draw attention to priorities in this year's ongoing bargaining session and relay messages of feeling unheard by district leaders.

Evergreen, Camas teachers vote for potential strike if deal can’t be reached with districts

Evergreen Education Association members and allies walk into the Evergreen Public Schools headquarters on June 14 in advance of a school board meeting. The union held the rally before the meeting to draw attention to priorities in this year's ongoing bargaining session and relay messages of feeling unheard by district leaders.

August 24, 2023, 10:45am Clark County News

The Evergreen Education Association voted Wednesday evening to authorize a strike if its bargaining team cannot reach a deal on a new contract with Evergreen Public Schools in the coming days. The teachers’ union is the biggest in Clark County, representing over 1,500 certificated teachers in Evergreen. Read story

Chris Reykdal (Associated Press files)

Washington schools chief proposes signing bonuses for educators

Chris Reykdal (Associated Press files)

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 staff and alleviate the state’s educator shortage. Read story