School news

Nov 2019

News from the Principal, November 2019

2019-11-12T12:46:07-08:00November 12th, 2019|School news|

Parents and guardians, Two full months under our belt and significant student learning is starting to happen. Our hope is that your child comes home every day having spent a great amount of time reading, writing, thinking and discussing various topics in all their classes. Creating life-long learners is no easy task but we’re fortunate for the opportunity to guide your children for 180 days [...]

Oct 2019

Vancouver Public Schools is committed to improving student disciplinary practices

2019-10-23T15:14:05-07:00October 23rd, 2019|School news|

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.

Sep 2019

In the construction zone: 28 schools on track for bond work

2019-09-17T15:29:14-07:00September 17th, 2019|School news|

Construction and upgrades are in progress at 28 district schools.  Here's a rundown of the projects. Remodel and expansion projects Columbia River High School: Final design phase of remodel and expansion; construction scheduled to begin winter 2020 Early Childhood Special Education assessment center: Will move to remodeled McLoughlin classroom pod; remodel scheduled to begin spring 2020 Eisenhower Elementary School: Construction of two new K-3 classroom [...]

Jun 2019

Personnel changes announced for 2019-20

2019-06-03T08:59:21-07:00June 3rd, 2019|School news|

Positions originally identified as possible budget cuts preserved; associate principal moves Thanks to the availability of $6.5 million in one-time state levy equalization assistance and the use of $3.81 million in one-time money from district reserves, Vancouver Public Schools will preserve many of the positions originally identified as possible cuts in the 2019-20 school year. Among the positions restored are: 21 teachers 11.8 FTE counselors [...]

May 2019

Final VPS budget recommendations will preserve direct services to students

2019-05-24T09:23:27-07:00May 24th, 2019|School news|

A district advisory group is concerned, however, that the use of one-time money from the state and the district’s financial reserve will result in another large shortfall for 2020-21.