A lot of news about schools around Puget Sound.
Puyallup School District had a fire at their bus barn and lost 24 buses, most of them new and most a total loss. There is worry they would be able to open but other districts have rallied to help them. No word yet if SPS is participating.
As well, over in Wenatchee, their district is likely to convert an old Federal building for school use. (Sounds familiar.) It sounds like their efforts may be more successful than Seattle Schools'.
Meanwhile in Bothell, a high school shop teacher who claimed earlier this year that he had been attacked in his classroom by someone has now confessed he made it all up. School had to be cancelled the day after the "attack" and they brought in extra security for the rest of the week. The teacher is now on paid administrative leave. Very odd.
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For Back-to-School week, giving communities across the country the chance to rally around their children and make every classroom a great place to learn and grow.Ever see something both terrible and beautiful? There's a child in Oregon whose family car had been having problems so he was late to school one day. If students are late, this school gives them detention. The problem - and go see the photo - is that the detention is during lunch. Behind a cardboard screen. (All that's not there is a dunce cap. Oh wait, there in the corner of the photo is a plastic cup with a "D" on it for detention.) The photo of the boy, peering around the corner to see what everyone else is doing, is heartbreaking.
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Luckily his community rallied around the family, got the car fixed and the boy, Hunter, has never been late again. I'm not sure I get how shaming a child is the right way to get him to school on time.
ORCA Youth card application will be available soon.
To be eligible, high school students must live in a household that is within the income thresholds listed in the table (same income requirement as ORCA LIFT). The program will distribute 3,000 ORCA cards for the 2016 - 2017 school year. Cards will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis.What's on your mind?
To receive an ORCA card under this program, a student will need to fill out the application and get a parent/legal guardian's signature. SDOT staff will host events at each high school in early fall to accept applications and distribute ORCA cards.