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.
As of July 28, 2019, Washington state law removed the personal and philosophical exemption to the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine.
Students will get out of school at the standard time on June 3, 10 and 17.
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.
Students who will be in sixth through eighth grades next school year should apply by June 14 for this summer camp.
The district is asking for input from district families, staff and community members.
The project-based learning school for approximately 500 students will focus on arts and innovation.
Any child who will be 5 years old on or before Aug. 31, 2019, is eligible to enter kindergarten this fall.
VPS is the third recipient of the award, and the first recipient from Washington state.
VPS is one of 623 districts across the nation and one of just five in Washington state to be recognized.