Saint Martin’s University will take on some responsibilities from Marylhurst University, a Catholic school near Lake Oswego, Oregon, that closed this year. Saint Martin’s is set to start filling transcript requests from its alumni on Monday.
A law passed by the Legislature earlier this year prohibits what’s commonly referred to as “lunch shaming,” or holding children accountable for unpaid school meals. But the law comes with a price, and school districts are paying it.
At a general membership meeting Tuesday, the North Thurston Association of Office and Technical Professionals, which represents 137 workers at district offices and schools, voted to authorize a strike.
Voters in 2016 approved a $161 million bond measure for various Olympia School District construction projects. At Olympia High School, plans include building a 36,000-square-foot addition that will house 21 classrooms and adding a synthetic turf field with lighting and parking. Construction is expected to start in June.
Parents and staff at Capital High School in Olympia woke up Friday to an email from the school’s principal letting them know about a message circulating on social media threatening a shooting at “CHS.”
After a strike that delayed school for nearly two weeks, the Tumwater Education Association and Tumwater School District reached a tentative agreement Sunday night that teachers ratified Monday morning at Tumwater High School.
Teachers and other school employees were in high spirits as they learned about the latest contract offer at Mount Tahoma High School on September 14, 2018. The expectation was there would easily be enough votes to accept the offer.
The Tumwater Education Association, the union that represents Tumwater School District teachers, will hold a community meeting tonight (Thursday) to answer questions about the bargaining process and strike.
A Thurston County Superior Court judge granted an injunction in favor of the Tumwater School District in a teacher strike that has been going for more than a week. Teachers have voted to continue striking, but the district says school will start Friday.
Thurston County Superior Court Judge Chris Lanese rules in favor of the Tumwater School District's request for an injunction to end the week-long teachers strike, but stops short of setting a return date.
Amid the din of a striking teachers rally outside district offices on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, Tacoma school officials outline the compensation package offered during the latest bargaining session at a press conference.