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Mar 2018

Consensus budget update

March 13th, 2018|Categories: Budget news|

At the March 13 school board work session, Chief Fiscal Officer Brett Blechschmidt presented the 2018-19 consensus budget. The consensus budget is similar to the Senate budget recently presented to the Vancouver Public Schools Board [...]

Sep 2017

A message from the superintendent

September 7th, 2017|Categories: Safe and supportive, Supt news|

Dear families, guardians and students: At Vancouver Public Schools, we work hard everyday to ensure that our schools are inviting, respectful and safe learning environments for each student. We want all children and their [...]

Sep 2017

Update: Sept. 7 outdoor activities

September 7th, 2017|Categories: Breaking news, Weather updates|

Outdoor activities are approved for Thursday, Sept. 7, except for students with asthma, respiratory infections, heart and lung disease and diabetes. These students are to remain indoors unless they have written permission from their parents [...]

Sep 2017

Update for Wednesday, Sept. 6

September 5th, 2017|Categories: Breaking news, Weather updates|

This update posted Sept. 6 at 11:33 a.m. The Vancouver area remains under an unhealthy air warning Wednesday. Students will remain indoors for recess and physical education until further notice. After-school activities and practices will [...]

Sep 2017

Air quality update

September 5th, 2017|Categories: Breaking news, Weather updates|

Due to poor air quality from regional forest fires, all schools are holding recess and physical education classes indoors today, Tuesday, Sept. 5. Currently, the National Weather Service is reporting an air quality warning [...]

Sep 2017

Heat advisory for Tuesday, Sept. 5

September 3rd, 2017|Categories: Breaking news, Weather updates|

Posted Sunday, Sept. 3 A heat advisory issued by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is expected to continue through Tuesday evening, Sept. 5. Administrators at Vancouver Public Schools are monitoring the situation, which [...]

Jul 2017

2017-18 district budget recommendations

July 18th, 2017|Categories: Budget news|

Chief Fiscal Officer Brett Blechschmidt presented the final budget recommendations for 2017-18 to the Vancouver School District Board of Directors on July 17 following the release of the state consensus budget on June 30. On [...]

May 2017

Preliminary budget analysis

May 25th, 2017|Categories: Budget news|

At the start of a second special legislative session, legislators have yet to produce a consensus budget. While there has been some progress made on a policy framework to address the McCleary decision, it's likely [...]

Apr 2017

VPS receives clean audit report

April 26th, 2017|Categories: Budget news|

Vancouver Public Schools received a clean audit report for the 11th consecutive year. The official audit released by the Washington State Auditor’s Office evaluates the integrity of district financial statements, internal controls and compliance with [...]

Feb 2017

VPS juniors will take the SAT free of charge March 1

February 27th, 2017|Categories: Project: Columbia River, Project: VSAA, Secondary schools (6-12), VPS press releases|Tags: , , , , , , , |

This Wednesday, March 1, high school juniors throughout the district have the opportunity to take the Scholastic Aptitude Test during the school day. SAT School Day is offered to make the three-and-a-half-hour exam available to [...]

Nov 2016

An important message from the superintendent

November 17th, 2016|Categories: Breaking news|

November 17, 2016 Dear Families, Recently, Skyview High School was tagged overnight with "hate graffiti" displayed on two exterior walls of the school campus. I want to reassure our families that the role of the [...]

Oct 2016

Skyview students embody goodwill

October 4th, 2016|Categories: VPSamazing|Tags: |

What do we love about the students and staff at Skyview High School? They demonstrate goodwill through actions that are supportive and caring. Empowering this positive culture has been the work of associate principals Luke [...]

Aug 2016

Board meeting: Board adopts 2016-17 budget

August 9th, 2016|Categories: Budget news|

A summary of the 2016-17 budget was presented during a public hearing on Aug. 9. Following the public hearing, the Board of Directors resumed the regular Board meeting and adopted Resolution No. 769 approving the [...]

May 2016

Board meeting: Final budget recommendations

May 31st, 2016|Categories: Budget news|

“We received an updated levy-equalization pivot table from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction recently that has made some small revenue improvements to our 2016-17 budget,” said Superintendent Steve Webb.  “There are some [...]

Apr 2016

Board work session: Preliminary budget recommendations

April 26th, 2016|Categories: Budget news|

Superintendent Steve Webb prefaced preliminary budget recommendations with the following statement to the Board of Directors. “This afternoon, we are presenting a set of preliminary 2016-17 budget recommendations. As we’ve briefed you previously, there is [...]