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As the Superintendents of Thurston County school districts, we feel compelled to comment on the bills under consideration this legislative session for Special Education Funding. In 2018, the … more
UPDATED: March 15, 2023, first published March 10, 2023. A survey conducted by the Lacey Youth Council shows that around 60% of surveyed students at North Thurston High School feel unsafe with the … more
The Olympia School District (OSD)’s projected budget deficit as of March 9 has decreased to $13.9 million from $17.9 million in August 2022 after accounting for the prior and expected decline … more
The men’s and women’s basketball teams of South Puget Sound Community College (SPSSCC), colloquially known as the Clippers, advanced to the 2023 Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) … more
Civil rights advocate and Lacey Equity Commissioner Thelma Jackson raised concerns that there seemed to be a discrepancy between the equity efforts laid out by North Thurston Public Schools … more
Olympia School District (OSD) is currently preparing itself for a reduced budget for the coming school year. “We don't have a new deficit number for you tonight, but we are working on that … more
Superintendent Patrick Murphy declared the third week of March as Education Support Professionals Week during the regular meeting of the Olympia School District last February 23. Education support … more
Scholarship for career and technical education students now open Award covers up to two years of college tuition; Available statewide   For Immediate Release  Feb. 22, … more
After last week’s presentations from the east side schools, representatives from Olympia’s west side schools shared their School Improvement Plan (SIP) outcomes last February 13 during a … more
During the Olympia School District (OSD) regular board meeting last February 9, District 1 Director Maria Flores addressed the public’s concerns about funding for schools with a higher … more
Olympia High School 12th-grade student Addison Flora was declared the grand champion against 104 players after having a perfect score of five wins at the Southwest Washington Scholastic Chess … more
Transportation Police Board chair Andy Ryder and member Pete Kmet asked the Transportation Demand Management (TDM) program to explore the missing connections within the neighborhoods and identify … more
The Olympia School Board held a work session last Thursday, February 2, to learn about the current progress made with the School Improvement Plans (SIP) at the district’s eastside … more
Western Governors University (WGU) is now opening its admission application to 500 students aged 14-18 for the first cohort of its new academic pathway, with classes starting on March 1. This … more
The Olympia School District (OSD) had a meeting last Thursday, January 26, to discuss what actions can be taken to address the budget deficit, bringing community members to voice their worries, … more
To encourage citizens to acknowledge and celebrate the importance of reading, Lacey proclaims the month of February as “Lacey Loves to Read” month. During the meeting on January 19, … more
The Olympia School Board District (OSD) held its regular board meeting last Thursday, January 12, to discuss a potential decline in enrollment in the district. Jennifer Priddy, assistant … more
The Lacey City Council unanimously voted to add the Homes for Every Local Protector, Educator, and Responder (HELPER) Act to the city’s adopted 2023 Federal Legislative Priorities. The … more
The Olympia School District (OSD) Board held its first 2023 work session on Thursday, January 5 to tackle the district budget and prepare for the upcoming legislative session. Assistant … more
Former Vice President Darcy Huffman was appointed as the new Olympia School District (OSD) board president for 2023. The election was done during OSD’s annual reorganization during its … more
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