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Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal (Associated Press files)

Evergreen, Vancouver school districts exceed state’s inoculation rate

Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal (Associated Press files)

October 28, 2021, 5:07pm Clark County Health

State schools Superintendent Chris Reykdal announced Thursday that nearly 90 percent of public K-12 employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 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

Michelle Belkot and Sandra Zavala-Ortega

Vancouver Public Schools board incumbents face challengers

Michelle Belkot and Sandra Zavala-Ortega

October 16, 2021, 2:28pm Clark County News

Two incumbents on the Vancouver Public Schools’ Board of Directors are facing reelection this fall. General election ballots were mailed Friday. Read story

People walk through the common area of Vancouver Public Schools' new Jim Tangeman Center on Wednesday. The building, which serves around 50 students with special needs from kindergarten through 12th grade, opened on Aug. 31.

Vancouver Public Schools’ Jim Tangeman Center an ‘inspired space’

People walk through the common area of Vancouver Public Schools' new Jim Tangeman Center on Wednesday. The building, which serves around 50 students with special needs from kindergarten through 12th grade, opened on Aug. 31.

October 1, 2021, 6:04am Clark County News

A crowd of educators, students and community members gathered in the courtyard of the new Jim Tangeman Center for the building’s dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony on Wednesday evening in Vancouver. Read story

Skyview High School students pass dueling protests outside their school Friday afternoon. Opposing groups expressed different points of view on the Vancouver Public School's injunction prohibiting protests, rallies or other demonstrations that "disrupt educational services" within a mile of Vancouver schools.

Anti-mask protesters return to outside Skyview High School

Skyview High School students pass dueling protests outside their school Friday afternoon. Opposing groups expressed different points of view on the Vancouver Public School's injunction prohibiting protests, rallies or other demonstrations that "disrupt educational services" within a mile of Vancouver schools.

September 10, 2021, 6:02pm Clark County Health

Protesters again brought signs, flags and megaphones to the sidewalks outside of Skyview High School on Friday, this time rallying against a court-ordered injunction prohibiting demonstrations that “disrupt educational services” within one mile of Vancouver Public Schools buildings. Read story

Skyview High School senior Dylan Walker, 18, shows his support Tuesday afternoon for masks in school during a demonstration with classmates and others. Walker came out to oppose anti-mask protesters last week, too.

Judge bans protests within mile of Vancouver Public Schools sites

Skyview High School senior Dylan Walker, 18, shows his support Tuesday afternoon for masks in school during a demonstration with classmates and others. Walker came out to oppose anti-mask protesters last week, too.

September 8, 2021, 4:33pm Clark County Health

A Clark County Superior Court judge granted an injunction Tuesday prohibiting protests, rallies or other demonstrations that “disrupt educational services” within one mile of Vancouver schools. Read story

Vancouver Mall donation program to benefit 7 schools

September 4, 2021, 6:01am Community

Vancouver Mall has launched its annual My School Rewards program, with plans to donate $11,300 to seven local schools. Mall patrons can submit their receipts to earn between $500 and $3,000 for a local school between now and April 30, 2022. Read story

(The Columbian files)

Skyview, Alki, Chinook schools locked down due to protesters

(The Columbian files)

September 3, 2021, 3:50pm Clark County News

Skyview High School, Alki Middle School and Chinook Elementary School were placed on lockdown Friday when people protesting Washington’s mask mandate in schools tried to get inside the high school, according to Vancouver Public Schools. Read story

Young students practice social distancing after leaving the school bus for their first day of class at Marrion Elementary School on Tuesday. Thousands of students across multiple Clark County school districts, including Evergreen and Vancouver, began classes for the 2021-22 school year Tuesday amid another year impacted by COVID-19. More districts start Wednesday.

Clark County students, staff happily welcome first day of school

Young students practice social distancing after leaving the school bus for their first day of class at Marrion Elementary School on Tuesday. Thousands of students across multiple Clark County school districts, including Evergreen and Vancouver, began classes for the 2021-22 school year Tuesday amid another year impacted by COVID-19. More districts start Wednesday.

August 31, 2021, 7:02pm Clark County News

Carefully selected outfits, fresh haircuts — and even for some, a fresh or carefully selected mask — were the stars as thousands of Clark County students returned to class to ring in a new school year. Read story

From left: Battle Ground schools superintendent Denny Waters; Vancouver Public Schools incoming superintendent Jeff Snell and Evergreen Public Schools superintendent Mike Merlino (File photos)

COVID presents Clark County schools chiefs with obstacles and opportunity

From left: Battle Ground schools superintendent Denny Waters; Vancouver Public Schools incoming superintendent Jeff Snell and Evergreen Public Schools superintendent Mike Merlino (File photos)

August 15, 2021, 6:05am Clark County News

Jeff Snell last taught high school math in 2003, but problem-solving has continued throughout his journey in public education. Read story