With more than 55,000 Yakima County students out of class for a six-week statewide school closure beginning this week, families are working to quickly adjust to the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic.
Yakima School District served 6,000 families with 60,000 meals Friday, reaching a record number of meal distributions and running out of food by noon.
School districts statewide should be offering educational services to their students and families by Monday, but are not required to start instruction by then, according to the state Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.
The East Valley School District closed playground equipment and sports courts throughout the district Monday in light of the stay-at-home order by the Yakima Health District.
District officials throughout Yakima County say they are determined to avoid staff layoffs due to school closures made in response to the COVID-19 virus.
A private school in Yakima is temporarily shutting down in response to a growing number of COVID-19 cases, while Heritage University announced it is shifting shifting almost all its courses online.
The Sunnyside School District has no confirmed cases of COVID-19, despite a fake social media post imitating a district announcement.
SUNNYSIDE — Harrison Middle School in Sunnyside was placed in a lockdown Wednesday morning in response to a report of a student with a weapon on campus.
Yakima is expected to see more health care providers as part of a statewide $4.7 million rural nursing investment grant program launched by Premera Blue Cross and the University of Washington Tuesday.
The architecture firm that designed the blue wall running through Eisenhower High School agreed to pay the Yakima School District $1.7 million for damage and repairs in a settlement agreement.
The Yakima School District is adding a holiday to its school calendar to commemorate Treaty Day and the district’s relationship with the Yakama Nation.
The West Valley School District board unanimously voted to move forward on a change in grade configurations that would make its elementary schools K-5 and eliminate two student transitions.
The West Valley School District expects its ending balance this school year to remain healthy even after setting aside $900,000 in property tax collections to compensate taxpayers for a discrepancy in figures pitched to voters ahead of a 2019 bond vote.
A slew of bills intended to reshape child care in the state have been proposed in Olympia this legislative session to help the struggling sector.
A Central Washington University alumnus and senior investment strategist has been appointed as the newest member of the university’s board of trustees.
ELLENSBURG, Wash. — Central Washington University President James Gaudino plans to retire next year.
Yakima will be full of music, and musicians, this weekend as the annual Washington Music Educators Association conference comes to town.
Yakima School District’s operations levy continues to gain voter approval as more ballots from Tuesday’s special election are counted.
Shayna Brown pulled a dead frog preserved in formaldehyde out of a plastic bag and placed it on a tray in her family’s home office.
Initial ballot counts show all five Yakima County school operations levies met the simple majority voter approval, but both of Yakima School District’s levy measures remained nail-biters Tuesday night.
Yakima County schools are battling an undersupply of school counselors and mental health support amid increasing student need.