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Washington County Farm Bureau seeks high school, college applicants for 2022 scholarships

A field is irrigated in the Gales Creek Valley near Roderick Road on May 15, 2021. Photo: Chas Hundley Local students in high school and college who are pursuing an education in the fields of agriculture, education, nursing or vocational training are once again eligible for scholarships offered by the[Read More…]

Forest Grove High School, Neil Armstrong Middle School resume in-person classes

The Forest Grove High School. Photo: Brenda Schaffer Students resumed classes Monday at Forest Grove High School and at Neil Armstrong Middle School after shifting to online classes earlier this month. Forest Grove School District Superintendent Dave Parker thanked students families and school staff for bearing with the district as[Read More…]

Vaccinations will be required for teachers, staff, volunteers in K-12 schools statewide

The Forest Grove School District. Photo: Chas Hundley All teachers, staff, and volunteers in K-12 schools statewide will be required to become fully vaccinated, Oregon Governor Kate Brown announced today during a press conference.  Vaccines will be required by October 18 or six weeks after the U.S. Food and Drug[Read More…]

Gov. Brown will require masks in K-12 schools statewide for coming school year

File photo: Chas Hundley On Thursday, Governor Kate Brown issued a directive to the Oregon Health Authority and the Oregon Department of Education to create a rule to require face coverings indoors for students in K-12 schools across the state for the 2021-22 school year, citing CDC guidance.  “The science[Read More…]

Legislative news briefs: Redistricting deadline looms, Gales Creek’s representative sponsors education bills

The Oregon Capitol building in Salem. Photo: Chas Hundley The Oregon Legislature is in danger of being cut out of the process of drawing up new legislative and congressional voting districts because 2020 U.S. Census Bureau data likely won’t be available until after July 1 — it was supposed to[Read More…]

Washington County Farm Bureau seeks high school, college applicants for 2021 scholarships

Grain at the Spiesschaert farm outside of Forest Grove. Photo: Chas Hundley WASHINGTON COUNTY – Local students in high school and college who are pursuing an education in the fields of agriculture, education, nursing or vocational training are eligible for three scholarships offered by the Washington County Farm Bureau this[Read More…]

Newly-elected House District 32 Oregon House Rep. Suzanne Weber appointed to House Committee on Education

Suzanne Weber. Photo courtesy of the Suzanne Weber campaign Newly sworn-in House District 32 Oregon House Representative Suzanne Weber (Republican/Independent-Tillamook) has been appointed by Speaker of the House Tina Kotek (D-Portland) to the position of vice-chair of the House Committee on Education. Kotek did not release an official statement as[Read More…]

Gov. Brown issues plan for schools to be allowed to open fully by February

The Forest Grove School District central office. Photo: Chas Hundley Thousands of Oregon students could be back in classrooms by Feb. 15 under a new plan issued by Governor Kate Brown on Wednesday that will turn control of school reopening to local school districts.  Until now, district reopening plans have[Read More…]

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