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 By Roger S. Lucas    News    July 26, 2017 

School budget outlines cuts in jobs, programs

The Grand Coulee Dam School District passed its budget for the 2017-18 school year at its meeting Monday night. There wasn’t a lot of fanfare, as members of the board struggled with the host of cuts facing the district this next year. Even then,...

 
 News    July 26, 2017 

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She won Natalie Nachtigal-Dennis won the jailhouse-style playhouse built for The Ridge Riders Saddle Club and raffled off. The playhouse raffle, which concluded as the playhouse was given away at the club’s junior rodeo July 16, raised about...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    July 19, 2017

Street transferred to town

The Grand Coulee Dam School District board Wednesday night gave a “no name” street to the town of Coulee Dam. The street, which lies near Civic and Pine next to the tennis courts, connects Civic to the highway and is part of the town’s...

 
 By Lillie LaPlace    Opinion    July 5, 2017

A letter to the secretary of the U.S. Dept. of Education Dear Secretary DeVos,

Though I doubt that this letter will reach your desk, I find it ever more necessary as a public school student to address you. I am white, I am Christian, I have a 4.0 GPA, my family lives comfortably, and I do not face many adverse challenges in...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 28, 2017

School board hears retired response to employee surveys

Two retired school employees, one a janitor and the other a math teacher, gave the Grand Coulee Dam School District board Monday a taste of how they feel about the recent results of surveys that asked about discipline in the schools. Ray Wells, a...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    June 28, 2017

Preschool will be moved to Grand Coulee site

The Grand Coulee Dam School District's preschool will move to the old middle school this fall, following a decision made at the school board meeting Monday night. "The elementary school needs the...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    Sports    June 28, 2017

Soccer program approved for fall again Coach assignments listed

Soccer will continue to be part of the Grand Coulee Dam School District’s athletic program, the school board voted Monday night. The girl’s soccer program was highly successful, Athletic Director Levi Seekins advised the board in a written memo....

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    School    June 28, 2017

Supplemental contracts approved for LR schools

The Grand Coulee Dam School District board Monday night approved a number of supplemental contracts for various functions at the school. Aaron Derr was issued supplemental contracts as a district website administrator and a 12th-grade advisor....

 
 By Jacob Wagner    News    June 21, 2017

Proposed federal budget cuts would take money from public to give to private schools

Betsy Devos, secretary of the United States Department of Education, has proposed $10.6 billion in cuts for public education institutions, targeting, among other things, after-school programs, technical and career training, special education, and...

 

Union surveys point out problems in school district

Members of two Grand Coulee Dam School District unions responding to recent internal surveys outlined a number of complaints dealing with discipline, communication and training issues. The survey...

 

Why we're shedding light on issues that need it

In and of themselves, two surveys of union members in Grand Coulee Dam schools paint an alarming picture of conditions in the schools, but their hues can be softened or sharpened with other factors that add more light. The surveys, outlined in a...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    June 7, 2017

School may seek parking from National Park Service

The Grand Coulee Dam School District is looking for additional parking for its staff. Superintendent Paul Turner told his board that discussions are underway with the National Park Service to use the lower end of the NPS complex for school parking....

 

Grand Coulee Dam School District changes

The school board approved a number of personnel changes at its meeting Monday night. Susan Duclos resigned her paraprofessional position and then was hired to a Career Technical Education position. Levi Seekins has resigned his position as athletic...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 31, 2017

Coulee Dam must hold primary election in August

Only one office in the coulee area will require a primary runoff to see who makes it to the general election Nov. 7. Three people have filed for Position 3 on the Coulee Dam Town Council, requiring the runoff election. In all other races, candidates...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    May 31, 2017

Nordine to manage food bank

There will be a new Care and Share Food Bank manager July 1. Carol Nordine, former Electric City city council member, will take over food bank duties from Fern Blaylock. Blaylock, now 81, has a hard...

 

Correction

Kelly Steffens is running for Grand Coulee Dam School District board of directors in District 5 against incumbent Richard Black. The Star used an incorrect first name in a story last week....

 

School board briefs

• Grand Coulee Dam School District board member Richard Black will pass out diplomas to over 40 seniors at ceremonies scheduled for June 10. He was selected from among members of the board at its May 22 meeting. • The school board has delayed...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    May 24, 2017

Cuts proposed as schools close in on budget balance

“We will have a balanced budget next year,” Superintendent Paul Turner stated last Friday. He confirmed this before the Grand Coulee Dam School District board Monday night, going over a number of steps he is proposing to eliminate what he sees...

 
 By Roger S. Lucas    News    May 24, 2017

Some seats go unclaimed in local races for public offices

A few races for local public office will be contested in this year’s primaries, but the real issue is the number of offices for which nobody filed a candidacy. A special three-day filing period has been set up, May 23-25, for those who would like...

 

Tribes honor McBride

Richard McBride, center, superintendent of the North Central Washington ESD (Educational Service District) in Wenatchee, receives a Pendleton blanket from the Colville Tribes upon his retirement....

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 17, 2017

School district sends strong comments to USBR

The Grand Coulee Dam School District issued a strong response to invitations for comments on a Bureau of Reclamation proposed modernization program. The Bureau had advertised for draft environmental assessment comments on its 12-year plan to...

 

Meetings and Notices

Chamber This Week The Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce will meet at noon, this Thursday, May 18, at High Dam Tavern, Grand Coulee. Jim Keene from the Port District and Banks Lake Golf Course will be the guest speaker. Okanogan County...

 
 By Roger S Lucas    News    May 10, 2017

School district exploring options for cuts

School Superintendent Paul Turner is doing his budget for next year, quite possibly the most difficult he will ever prepare. The Grand Coulee Dam School District is facing what he described to the board as a potential $745,000 shortfall if...

 
 By Scott Hunter    News    May 10, 2017

Local educators honored

Several local educators in two districts were honored last month, chosen for accolades in front of their counterparts from district all over this part of the state. Their own union members voted to...

 

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Lions to offer eye screening at CMC Grand Coulee Lions Club is joining forces with Coulee Medical Center for a free eye screening during Health Week May 15-19. The screenings will be made from 7-10 a.m. at the hospital. For more information you can...

 

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