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Concerns about state underfunding of schools and its local impacts took center stage during the Olympia City Council meeting, where councilmembers approved a resolution of support for Proposition 1, … more
Lacey Loves to Read Program is celebrating its 21st year in February, continuing its mission to engage the community in reading award-winning children's and young adult books. At the city … more
Olympia School District (OSD) Superintendent Patrick Murphy addressed the public’s budget concerns during a regular board meeting last Thursday, January 11. more
The frigid temperatures experienced over the past several days have led to numerous cases of frozen water pipes, affecting businesses, homes, and buildings, including at Littlerock Elementary … more
North Thurston Public Schools (NTPS) Director of Early Learning Dr. Dianne Heckman reported expanding the district’s early learning program after results showed improved performance in pupils. … more
Dr. Debra J. Clemens, North Thurston Public Schools (NTPS) Superintendent, announced her retirement at the district’s board meeting yesterday. “I want to announce my decision to … more
Some 120 parents, teachers and students met at Madison Elementary School on Friday, January 5to show solidarity against its closure and learn of plans to organize against the district’s plan to … more
The Olympia School District (OSD) Board reviewed its 2024-2025 budget development calendar and its corresponding milestones at a work session last night with board members listening to the staff … more
In the Olympia School District, district leaders are considering realigning elementary and middle-school grade levels to consolidate school buildings. Despite a slight increase in public school enrollment statewide, school closures and consolidations within the next few years are still being discussed in … more
I am writing to bring your attention to a pressing issue within our community that demands immediate coverage. The impending closure of McKenny Elementary in Olympia by the school board has left … more
The Olympia School District Board elected incumbent Vice President Hilary Seidel as its new president and Director Scott Cliffthorne as its new vice president for the one-year term beginning January … more
The Olympia School Board, on 12/14/23 at 11:28 p.m., voted 3-2 to start a 90 day decision process to close Margaret McKenny Elementary School and Madison Elementary School after a 6-hour board … more
On Wednesday, December 13, Tumwater School District (TSD) Board Superintendent Kevin Bogatin shared the district’s latest data from fall semester student performance to date. 6,827 … more
At a December 14 meeting attended by over a hundred community members, the Olympia School District (OSD) Board voted to begin a 90-day timeline for public comment on its proposed school … more
Last Thursday, December 7, Olympia School District (OSD) Board Superintendent Patrick Murphy answered community members' questions regarding the district’s planned school consolidations. … more
The Olympia School District (OSD) Board used a new meeting format yesterday, opening with board member suggestions before committee presentations , which allowed members to formulate their … more
National Consultant Shannon Bingham, facilitator of the Olympia School District (OSD)’s work session reported the 50-page findings of the School Efficiency Review Committee last Thursday   … more
South Puget Sound Community College (SPSCC) announced the launch of its Evening and Weekend Nursing Program, addressing the high demand for nursing education in the region. The program will … more
With only about 2,000 ballots remaining to be counted as of 4:47 p.m. today, it's time to announce the likely winners of most of the general election races throughout Thurston County. The … more
Tumwater School District (TSD) has identified 905 students who currently receive differentiated or specially designed instruction. Executive Director of Special Services Chris Burgmeier reported the … more
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