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Jan 2017

Weather alert: Wed., Jan. 18, 2017

January 17th, 2017|Categories: Breaking news, Weather updates|

All VPS schools are on a 2-hour late start on Wednesday, Jan. 18. Buses are on snow routes in both the morning and afternoon. Find more weather-related information. Updated: Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017, at 7:27 a.m.

Nov 2015

The flu vaccine is available now

November 10th, 2015|Categories: Health|

The flu vaccine is recommended for all school-aged children. The flu vaccine can help prevent illness, missed school, lost work time for parents and also decrease the risk of grandparents and infants becoming ill. Getting [...]

Jan 2015

January 2015 Employee Excellence Awards

January 28th, 2015|Categories: Elementary schools, Employee Excellence Awards, Project: Lieser, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , , , |

Six employees were selected for the January 2015 recognition. They were honored at the Jan. 27 school board meeting. Pictured from left to right are: Stephanie Kennedy, teacher, Minnehaha and Lake Shore elementary schools Stephanie Jakubek, counselor, Skyview [...]

Jan 2015

Superintendent’s budget report

January 13th, 2015|Categories: Budget news|

Superintendent’s remarks, Board meeting: January 13, 2015 Gov. Inslee released his proposed biennial budget, as required, this past December. The centerpiece of his budget plan is his education funding package, consisting of a $2.3 billion two-year investment [...]

Nov 2014

What parents need to know about head lice

November 20th, 2014|Categories: Health|Tags: |

Outbreaks of head lice are common in the United States among children between the ages of 3 and 12 years. While outbreaks can be disturbing, lice are not a health hazard and are not responsible for [...]

Nov 2014

November 2014 Employee Excellence Awards

November 19th, 2014|Categories: Elementary schools, Employee Excellence Awards, Family-Community Resource Center, Project: Fir Grove, Staff|Tags: , , , |

Four employees were selected for the November 2014 recognition. They were honored at the Nov. 18 school board meeting. Pictured from left to right are: Charity Nunnelley, ELL/Title I program specialist, special services department Pat Conner, swing [...]

Oct 2014

October 2014 Employee Excellence Awards

October 29th, 2014|Categories: Elementary schools, Employee Excellence Awards, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff, weLearn1:1|Tags: , , |

Four employees were selected for the October 2014 recognition. They were honored at the Oct. 28 school board meeting. Pictured from left to right are: Eddie Sawyer, instructional technology facilitator, information and technology services Anne Kizerian, teacher, [...]

Oct 2014

Enterovirus

October 22nd, 2014|Categories: Health|Tags: |

As flu season approaches, please be on the lookout for similar symptoms that are actually related to the enterovirus. The Washington State Department of Health and CDC have put out some important information on what [...]

Aug 2014

Superintendent’s budget report

August 12th, 2014|Categories: Budget news|

Superintendent’s remarks, Board meeting: Aug. 12, 2014 Following school board direction at our budget work session on May 13, we’ve prepared the 2014-15 budget. I’m pleased to present this budget, focused on student learning, which [...]

May 2014

Superintendent’s budget report

May 13th, 2014|Categories: Budget news|

Superintendent's remarks, Board meeting: May 13, 2014 We received some positive adjustments to our levy equalization allocation that has enabled us, in part, to direct more support to building administrative and counseling services. We’ve been able [...]

Apr 2014

Superintendent’s budget report

April 22nd, 2014|Categories: Budget news|

Superintendent’s remarks, Board meeting: April 22, 2014 The preliminary budget and strategic investment recommendations will enable VPS to: Further reduce class size by adding 20 certificated positions Maintain restored and enhanced afterschool activity, athletic and fine arts [...]

Mar 2014

March 2014 Employee Excellence Awards

March 25th, 2014|Categories: Elementary schools, Employee Excellence Awards, Project: VSAA, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , , |

Four employees were selected for the March 2014 recognition. They were honored at the March 25 school board meeting. Pictured left to right are: • Cindy Dosier, learning support teacher, Franklin Elementary School • Steffanie [...]

Feb 2014

February 2014 Employee Excellence Awards

February 25th, 2014|Categories: Elementary schools, Employee Excellence Awards, Facility support, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , , |

Four employees were selected for the February 2014 recognition. They were honored at the Feb. 25 school board meeting. Pictured left to right are: • Lou Braafladt, security supervisor, safety and security office • Zach [...]

Jan 2014

Superintendent budget report

January 15th, 2014|Categories: Budget news|

Superintendent’s remarks, Board meeting: Jan. 14, 2014 Governor Jay Inslee has released his proposed supplemental budget for 2014-15. The second year of the biennium increases the Vancouver Public Schools’ budget by nearly $4 million, most of [...]

Oct 2013

October 2013 Employee Excellence Awards

October 23rd, 2013|Categories: Elementary schools, Employee Excellence Awards, Project: Columbia River, Project: McLoughlin, Project: Truman, Secondary schools (6-12), Staff|Tags: , , , |

Four employees were selected for the October 2013 recognition. They were honored at the Oct. 22 school board meeting. Pictured left to right are: • Janell Olander, paraeducator, Truman Elementary School • Darci Fronk, principal, [...]

Oct 2013

VPS featured in ‘Education Week’

October 5th, 2013|Categories: VPS achievements, VPS in the news|

In October 2013, Education Week featured Vancouver Public Schools in a special report, “Managing the Digital District.” Digital Promise subsequently highlighted VPS in a blog post on the rollout of Vancouver’s 1:1 digital transformation.