Education



School district passes budget

The North Wasco County School District 21 budget committee approved an optimistic budget last week that assumes the Legislature will increase its funding for schools.

May 10, 2017 12:51 p.m. read more..


Two seek CGCC board Position 2

Incumbent board member Dr. James R. (Doc) Willcox is asking voters for another four-year term on the Columbia Gorge Community College Board of Education. He is being challenged for the seat by political newcomer Dana A. Campbell, who hopes to bring her voice to the board.

April 27, 2017 1:21 p.m. read more..


Keller vs. Morgan in race for CGCC Pos. 5

Two candidates are seeking the Position 5 seat: Dr. Ernest Keller, who wants another four-year term, and challenger Kim Morgan, who works as a legal assistant for an attorney in The Dalles. To get an overview of where the candidates stand on key issues, The Chronicle asked them to respond to a series of questions.

April 26, 2017 1:30 p.m. read more..


Three vie for CGCC seat

Four of the seven seats on the Columbia Gorge Community College Board of Education will be on the upcoming special election ballot, and this year, the positions have generated a lot of interest, with all four slots being contested.

April 21, 2017 12:49 p.m. read more..


D21 plans school facilities polling

With clear priorities from a facilities committee to build a new high school first, the D21 school board is looking at its next steps in the process, which will include more public polling.

April 20, 2017 1:56 p.m. read more..


College board discusses ‘sanctuary’ status

Members of the Columbia Gorge Community College Board of Education on Monday indicated general support for a resolution that has been under consideration designating the college a “Sanctuary College.”

April 19, 2017 12:18 p.m. read more..


Student co-op store opening

The grand opening of the student-run Wahtonka Community School Store is this Saturday, April 8, during the Spring Fair EGGstravaganza craft fair being held at the school.

April 7, 2017 1:09 p.m. read more..


School district scholarship fund grows

Several non-profit fundraising affiliates of the school district are seeing high-dollar donations and a raised profile, taken by school board members as signs of increasing community support for education.

March 22, 2017 1:32 p.m. read more..


New high school tops facility list

Replacing the high school is by far the top priority of a facilities committee studying replacing nearly all the schools in the district. Its second priority is replacing Chenowith Elementary.

March 16, 2017 1:47 p.m. read more..
 

CGCC considers ‘sanctuary’ status

The politics swirling around national immigration issues have reached The Dalles. On Tuesday, March 14, the Columbia Gorge Community College Board of Education will discuss a resolution creating “sanctuary campus” status for CGCC in The Dalles.

March 10, 2017 12:39 p.m. read more..


Board filing deadline nears

Candidates seeking election to the governing board of Columbia Gorge Community College must file by 5 p.m. Thursday, March 16. Four positions will be up for election on May 16, all representing Wasco County.

March 8, 2017 12:53 p.m. read more..


May nixed for TD bond vote

While ideas varied on how best to go about replacing or updating the school district’s buildings at a Tuesday meeting, there was unanimity on one point: a bond vote should not be held in May.

February 24, 2017 1:42 p.m. read more..
 

Schools to make up days lost to weather

Last week, District 21 Superintendent Candy Armstrong updated the Chronicle about calendar changes to make up for snow days. The next day, Thursday, Feb. 9, schools were closed due to bad weather.

February 15, 2017 1:10 p.m. read more..

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