The school district is proposing adding six aides, two per elementary school, to contend with a notable increase in kindergarteners and first graders who are disruptive and unable to settle. Now, those kids are sent to the principal’s office, which is seen as punitive. The goal is to create a separate room in each elementary, staffed with an aide, where kids can go to calm down.May 7, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
Patrick Starnes, running as an Independent for Oregon governor, thinks every political candidate should spend time on a school board. “As a school board member, you hire and fire teachers, close schools … you really learn the aches and pains of the community,” he said in a recent interview at The Dalles Chronicle.May 7, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
Darcy Long-Curtiss of The Dalles has wanted to serve in a state office for some time, so she decided to become a candidate when Rep. John Huffman stepped down last fall from his District 59 seat. “It was a little sooner than I expected, but I have been getting the experience I need, and I’m ready,” she said.May 3, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
A health consultation by a federal agency concluded pollutants from AmeriTies did not pose chronic public health risks to people in the area, but strong odors could still trigger physical symptoms. The Oregon Health Authority on May 1 released the report, which was authored by the federal Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).May 3, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
The fire district is reaching out to other taxing districts for support in changing what it calls an unfair distribution of funds from payments made by Google in lieu of taxes. A resolution from Mid-Columbia Fire & Rescue, signed in mid-March, was read to the District 21 school board last Thursday. The school board agreed to discuss it further at its next meeting.May 2, 2018 3 p.m. read more..
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