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Pioneer Middle School Walla Walla (WWSD Pioneer MS Facebook)
Pioneer Middle School Walla Walla (WWSD Pioneer MS Facebook)
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Wow! Walla Walla Waives Fees For Middle School Sports to Boost Participation

In a bold move that will have a lot of folks turning their heads, the Walla Walla School District has taken the step of waiving all participation fees, in order to encourage more students to participate in middle school activities and  sports. This will include Garrison and Pioneer Middle Schools.

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Public information meetings about new high school buildings to be held in Prosser (Google Street View)
Public information meetings about new high school buildings to be held in Prosser (Google Street View)
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Prosser School District Wants Input on Location of New High School Buildings

The Prosser School Board invites the public to attend one (or both) of two public information meetings that will help determine the location of the new Prosser High School buildings coming soon.

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Pasco voters may again get to pass bond in November. (Google Street View)
Pasco voters may again get to pass bond in November. (Google Street View)
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Pasco Voters Might Vote (Again) On School Bond

After the last effort to build new schools and refurbish others failed, Pasco voters might again be asked to pass a bond, perhaps as early as November.

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Hermiston voters shoot down bond, would have expanded high school among many projects (Hermiston School District)
Hermiston voters shoot down bond, would have expanded high school among many projects (Hermiston School District)
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Hermiston School Bond ‘Crushed’ By Voters, No New Schools Coming

By a percentage of 42 yes, but 58 no, Hermiston voters have rejected a $104 million dollar bond that would have corrected significant overcrowding problems in the city's grade schools, and other logistical issues.

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Gov. Inslee scuttles bill that would have helped school districts  (Getty Images)
Gov. Inslee scuttles bill that would have helped school districts (Getty Images)
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Gov. Inslee Torpedoes Bill That Would Help Districts Find Affordable Land for Schools

In vetoing part of a bill that would great help school districts look for land in more rural areas, Gov. Inslee let part of his environmental agenda leak out.

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Former Superintendent Paul Rosier (the Reading Foundation)
Former Superintendent Paul Rosier (the Reading Foundation)
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Former Kennewick Superintendent Busted In Sex Sting Operation

According to a regional task force that monitors sexual predators and other crimes against minors and children, former Kennewick Superintendent Paul Rosier is accused of arranging to have sex with a 13-year-old girl.

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Prosser school bus driver gets some heat for signs posted in his truck (Google Street View)
Prosser school bus driver gets some heat for signs posted in his truck (Google Street View)
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Suspended Prosser Librarian’s Husband Grabs Attention With Offensive Signs

According to the Prosser School District Superintendent, the man in question has had the religious/political signs mounted on his truck for years.

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Do school district workers have to adhere to social media policies in our area? (Getty Images)
Do school district workers have to adhere to social media policies in our area? (Getty Images)
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Do Area Schools Have Social Media Policies for Employees?

With the recent placing of two workers on administrative leave by the Prosser School District over social media posts, the question being raised by some is, 'do these districts have specific policies the employees must adhere to, perhaps as part of their contracts?' Are there 'rules' and regulations regarding social media and personal expression?

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Finley middle school, district seeking to pass bond (Finley School district)
Finley middle school, district seeking to pass bond (Finley School district)
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Finley School Bond Might Not Pass Because Not Enough People Have Voted!

The deadline is fast approaching, and Finley School District officials are hoping people just forgot to send in or drop off their ballots.

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School District issues statement over treatment of student wearing Trump shirt (Getty Images)
School District issues statement over treatment of student wearing Trump shirt (Getty Images)
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Kennewick School District Responds to Trump Shirt Allegations

A statement was issued Friday morning by the Kennewick School District, regarding the treatment of a Chinook Middle School student who wore a Trump Build the Wall 2016 shirt on Inauguration Day.

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