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Gov. Jay Inslee, second from right, and his wife, Trudi, meet with local teachers, parents, administrators and staff to talk about special education challenges at Ogden Elementary School on Feb. 9.

Washington Lawmakers, Gov. Inslee aim to help paraeducators

Gov. Jay Inslee, second from right, and his wife, Trudi, meet with local teachers, parents, administrators and staff to talk about special education challenges at Ogden Elementary School on Feb. 9.

March 9, 2024, 6:12am Clark County News

Representatives from Vancouver Public Schools met with Gov. Jay Inslee in early February to showcase Ogden Elementary School’s paraeducators and special education services. Read story

Paraeducator Zayla Wollen walks with students on the first day of school at Fruit Valley Elementary School on  Aug. 30, 2022.

Vancouver Public Schools expected to cut 262 positions to make up $35 million shortfall

Paraeducator Zayla Wollen walks with students on the first day of school at Fruit Valley Elementary School on  Aug. 30, 2022.

March 8, 2024, 10:36am Clark County News

The Vancouver school district is proposing to cut nearly 262 positions to alleviate a $35 million budget deficit, according to a document included in next week’s board meeting agenda. Read story

The Tooth Fairy, center, is all smiles Wednesday at Sarah J. Anderson Elementary School in Hazel Dell. Tooth Fairy Jasmine, portrayed by Jasmine Lomax, is one of seven fairies who travel across the state and teach students about the importance of oral health.

Tooth Fairy gives Sarah J. Anderson Elementary students a reason to smile

The Tooth Fairy, center, is all smiles Wednesday at Sarah J. Anderson Elementary School in Hazel Dell. Tooth Fairy Jasmine, portrayed by Jasmine Lomax, is one of seven fairies who travel across the state and teach students about the importance of oral health.

February 28, 2024, 9:22pm Clark County Health

When kids lose a tooth, they leave it under their pillow and hope the Tooth Fairy pays them a visit during the night. Or at least that’s how it usually goes. Read story

Sarah J. Anderson Elementary School fourth-graders Alexis Lopez, left, and Angel Murrillo Martinez dig a hole for a sapling while Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership environmental educator James Sterrett, center, supervises Wednesday at Burnt Bridge Creek. Clark County recently agreed to a $175,000 contract to extend the Experience Vancouver Lake program hosted by Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership, part of a suite of outdoor educational opportunities offered by the nonprofit.

Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership program helps Clark County students learn about, experience outdoors

Sarah J. Anderson Elementary School fourth-graders Alexis Lopez, left, and Angel Murrillo Martinez dig a hole for a sapling while Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership environmental educator James Sterrett, center, supervises Wednesday at Burnt Bridge Creek. Clark County recently agreed to a $175,000 contract to extend the Experience Vancouver Lake program hosted by Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership, part of a suite of outdoor educational opportunities offered by the nonprofit.

February 22, 2024, 6:07am Clark County News

Fourth-graders plant native trees and shrubs along Burnt Bridge Creek Greenway Read story

Gov. Jay Inslee, second from right, and his wife, Trudi, meet with local teachers, parents, administrators and staff in Vancouver to talk about special education challenges on Friday afternoon at Ogden Elementary School. Inslee said he planned to take stories about the staff&rsquo;s experience in special education with him to future conversations with state legislators about education funding challenges.

Inslee visits Vancouver elementary school, talks special education challenges with teachers, staff, parents

Gov. Jay Inslee, second from right, and his wife, Trudi, meet with local teachers, parents, administrators and staff in Vancouver to talk about special education challenges on Friday afternoon at Ogden Elementary School. Inslee said he planned to take stories about the staff&rsquo;s experience in special education with him to future conversations with state legislators about education funding challenges.

February 9, 2024, 6:01pm Clark County News

Rachel Wassner is a vocal parent. When her son began middle school, he started to slip. His school, Wassner said, couldn’t provide the depth of special education services he needed. It left him quiet, confused and lost. Read story

A container of Narcan, a brand name version of the opioid overdose-reversal drug naloxone, sits on a table following a demonstration at the Department of Health and Human Services on Sept. 8 in Washington.

State Department of Health to increase Narcan supplies in schools; Clark County districts await doses, details

A container of Narcan, a brand name version of the opioid overdose-reversal drug naloxone, sits on a table following a demonstration at the Department of Health and Human Services on Sept. 8 in Washington.

January 23, 2024, 6:08am Clark County Health

The Washington State Department of Health announced earlier this month it will provide naloxone to public high schools throughout the state to counter a spike in overdose deaths among youth. Read story

Custodian Mason Rivera of Crestline Elementary School clears ice from the front walkway following a period of winter weather Thursday morning in east Vancouver. The school was closed again for classes Thursday due to a chance of freezing rain in the forecast.

Clark County school districts add makeup days due to icy weather

Custodian Mason Rivera of Crestline Elementary School clears ice from the front walkway following a period of winter weather Thursday morning in east Vancouver. The school was closed again for classes Thursday due to a chance of freezing rain in the forecast.

January 18, 2024, 7:02pm Clark County News

A drawn-out week of on-and-off snow and ice has kept Southwest Washington at a standstill, but most kids probably wouldn’t complain too much: They haven’t had school all week. Of course, the fun must come to an end soon. Districts in Clark County will have students attend school on a… Read story

Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez visits students at Fort Vancouver High School

January 13, 2024, 5:55am Clark County Politics

On Jan. 3, U.S. Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez, D-Skamania, visited Vancouver Public Schools’ Fort Vancouver High School as part of her continued work to support Career and Technical Education programs. Read story

The City of Vancouver approved an interlocal agreement with Vancouver Public Schools on Monday night that would reimburse the district for a three-year pilot program providing after-school tutoring for students experiencing learning loss. The funding comes from American Rescue Plan Act funds that were dedicated to the Fourth Plain area in 2021.

Vancouver funds tutoring program aimed at addressing learning loss in at-risk communities

The City of Vancouver approved an interlocal agreement with Vancouver Public Schools on Monday night that would reimburse the district for a three-year pilot program providing after-school tutoring for students experiencing learning loss. The funding comes from American Rescue Plan Act funds that were dedicated to the Fourth Plain area in 2021.

January 9, 2024, 5:36pm Clark County News

The city of Vancouver will pay Vancouver Public Schools up to $500,000 to support a three-year after-school tutoring program at elementary schools in the Fourth Plain corridor. Read story

(The Columbian files)

Vancouver Public Schools alters routes after buses arrived at some schools an hour late

(The Columbian files)

January 5, 2024, 6:05am Clark County News

Vancouver Public Schools made comprehensive changes to school bus routes across the district over the winter break, citing a need to “improve (the district’s) consistency with arrival times to school.” Read story