As Washougal School District Superintendent Mary Templeton walked from the parking lot to the front entrance of Gause Elementary School shortly before 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19, a small group of children lined up in front of a physical education teacher near the playground at the back of the building.
Camas School District voters will soon decide the fate of two replacement levies supporters say are critical to the future of the school district.
A litany of logistical questions pop into Washougal High School boys basketball coach AJ LaBree’s mind whenever he thinks about the feasibility of high school sports teams engaging in competitive events during a deadly pandemic.
Members of the Camas School Board said this week they are calling on Governor Jay Inslee, Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal and the state’s department of health to ensure K-12 educators are moved up on the list of Washingtonians allowed to receive COVID-19 vaccines.
Nearly 100 people participated in a Camas School District town hall Tuesday, Jan. 12, to discuss the district’s new school reopening plans.
Renovation work on the historic Joyce Garver Theater in Camas hit a snag earlier this year after four remodeling bids came in more than $2 million over budget, but the final piece of the $119 million construction bond passed by Camas School District voters in 2016 is now set to be completed in September 2021.
The letter from the board president did not mince words.
Teachers union leaders in Camas and Washougal say local educators’ reactions to recent news that both school district plan to bring many students back to the classroom soon after the winter break — despite the fact that Clark County COVID-19 infections remain on an upward trajectory — run the gamut, from apprehensive to exuberant.