Vancouver Public Schools is reaching out to staff and community members for input and guidance as part of its response to the Washington State Attorney General’s Office investigation of disproportionate discipline for special education, African [...]
VPS is taking steps to examine and refine its disciplinary policies and practices after a 2018-19 investigation by the Washington state attorney general’s office identified disproportionate outcomes.
Vancouver schools provide better educational opportunities, faster growth in learning.
The board of directors voted unanimously.
The application period has ended.
The district is asking for input from district families, staff and community members.
The following changes in administration will take place in August for the 2019-20 school year. These changes do not increase costs in the district’s administrative budget. Five central office administrative positions have been eliminated as [...]
Over the past few months, Vancouver Public Schools has projected a budget shortfall of approximately $14.3 million in its 2019-20 budget. The latest preliminary recommendations add another $2.5 million in cuts that may be necessary [...]
VPS is the third recipient of the award, and the first recipient from Washington state.
On March 15, a confrontation between three students at a Vancouver Public Schools middle school basketball tournament escalated into a disturbance that involved approximately 50 students, leading to the response of more than 30 [...]
Vancouver Public Schools is preparing for a 2019-20 budget shortfall of approximately $14.3 million. The projected shortfall is primarily due to major changes in the state’s funding system for K-12 schools, including the capped local [...]
Due to a weather-related closure on Feb. 5, the following schedule will be in effect for the last week of the 2018-19 school year.
Vancouver Public Schools is anticipating a decline in student enrollment for the 2019-20 school year that will further compound a projected budget shortfall. The district’s enrollment analysis is consistent with projections independently gathered periodically by [...]
Ballots are due on Tuesday for Vancouver Public Schools’ levy election. Two levies—an education and operations levy and a technology levy are on the ballot. These levies are not new taxes. They will replace the [...]
Vancouver Public Schools forecasts a budget shortfall for 2019-20 of at least $11.44 million. The shortfall is due to the state-legislated cap on local education and operation levies (ESSSB 6362) as well as a recent [...]
The project would change the previously planned location for a new downtown elementary school.
Dr. Steve Webb, superintendent of Vancouver Public Schools, received the 2018 Bob Grossman Leadership in School Communications Award. The award, given by the National School Public Relations Association, was presented July 17 at the annual [...]
The money from an anonymous donor will benefit early learning programs.
The new Truman Elementary School won’t open until fall 2020, but the public is invited to a preview of the future school. Preliminary architectural designs will be unveiled at an open house on Tuesday, March [...]
The public is invited to see the final design of Ogden Elementary School at an open house on Thursday, March 8, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. A virtual tour of the new school will simulate [...]
You are invited to visit Felida Elementary and Thomas Jefferson Middle School!
We have good news! Vancouver Public Schools is launching a new electronic flyer distribution tool called Peachjar. To view school-approved digital flyers, simply click the “Extra” button on your school’s website. You’ll find it located [...]
The public is invited to preview the preliminary architectural designs of Marshall Elementary, McLoughlin Middle School and Lieser Campus at an open house on Wednesday, Jan. 24, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Attendees will be [...]
Vancouver Public Schools announced today that Dr. Michael Stromme, the superintendent of Washougal School District since July 2015, plans to rejoin the VPS executive team as associate superintendent for administrative services. The job change is [...]
Smith, who was elected in the Nov. 7 general election, will be formerly sworn in at the Dec. 12 school board meeting.
A pilot program will provide tech opportunities for approximately 60 students in self-contained special education classrooms.
The festival will feature food; entertainment; family-friendly activities; and information about early learning, employment, counseling, health care, housing and other resources.
Vancouver Public Schools has been recognized as a national District of Distinction for its efforts to empower school-level leaders
New homework guidelines for Vancouver Public Schools will allow more time for younger students to enjoy family learning activities after the school day is over.
Superintendent Steve Webb and Chief of Staff Tom Hagley will present two EdTalk sessions on the district’s community schools focus and work to support families and remove barriers to learning.
Barring additional weather-related closures, the last day of school for students will be Wednesday, June 21.
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 [...]
Taking outreach services on the road has earned Vancouver Public Schools a Magna Awards 2017 Grand Prize, given by the National School Boards Association.
Ballots were mailed to voters who live within the district's boundaries on Friday, Jan. 27. The election is Tuesday, Feb. 14.
Students and staff members plan to dig up the capsule in a celebration of the school’s past, present and future.
Vancouver Public Schools was noted in a White House briefing for its work to significantly reduce district assessments. The Dec. 7 release covered work-to-date about President Obama’s Testing Action Plan, which “asked the U.S. Department [...]
From college to careers, a variety of post–high school options for students will be on display at Vancouver Public Schools’ inaugural Future U Expo. The expo is designed to help students of all ages and their families make a plan for the future.
Since the initial testing, the district has been diligent in testing additional water sources at every school and other district facilities as an added precaution.
Find out what's new in Vancouver Public Schools for the 2016-17 school year.
It’s time to get ready to go back to school! To help students and families prepare, Vancouver Public Schools is hosting its third annual back-to-school event.
The state of Washington Department of Commerce awarded a $500,000 Homeless Student Stability Program grant to three Clark County school districts and Council for the Homeless.
The Washington Association of School Administrators today presented the 2016 Robert J. Handy Most Effective Administrator Award to Thomas R. Hagley, Jr., chief of staff.
Update, Sept. 2, 2016: Additional testing over summer 2016 found one water source of concern. Read the full update. Results of district water testing for lead found the water to be safe in all schools. [...]
Vancouver Public Schools Superintendent Steven Webb was a guest of President Barack Obama on Tuesday, May 3. Webb was invited to the White House Great Educators Event to honor the 2016 National Teacher of the Year, [...]
On Friday, March 25, Vancouver Public Schools Superintendent Steve Webb will host his last patron tour of the 2015–2016 school year. The tour will provide an in-depth look at the dynamic learning opportunities at Columbia River High School and Discovery Middle School.
Vancouver Public Schools received a clean audit report for the 10th consecutive year.