Classes will resume Friday with additional police presence on campuses. The threat was made on the social media platform Snapchat and did not single out any particular school or individual.
Mountainview Elementary School in Yakima's West Valley is not the only school facing traffic issues at pickup time. Far from it. At every elementary school, principals, teachers, paraprofessionals and other staff members have to navigate the logistical hurdles of getting hundreds of tiny bodies into vehicles and safely home.
In a Facebook post, Nicole Church said she and her husband, Scott Church, are employed at Hanford and expect to lose their jobs by Dec. 8 because they are not getting the COVID-19 vaccine.
Heritage University in Toppenish will hold an in-person commencement ceremony for its 2020 and 2021 graduates on Oct. 30.
The Wapato School District increased security this week as law enforcement continued to investigate threats made online against its middle and high schools. School district and law enforcement officials said the threats remain unsubstantiated and no violence has occurred.
Yakima Valley College will have drive-thru college and resource fairs on its Yakima and Grandview campuses Wednesday, according to a YVC press release.
Help for Washington families with kids in child care expanded earlier this month, but Yakima Valley child care providers said many people still do not know about the changes and only some have seen the effects.
The Yakima County Sheriff’s Department is investigating threats made on social media against Wapato Middle School and its students.
Heritage will use the money to construct a 4,700-square-foot STEM Education Center at its main campus featuring laboratories and equipment designed to facilitate STEM education. Construction is set to begin in late 2022.
For the Sunnyside school board, two races are officially contested. Current board President Michelle Emery Perry will face off against newcomer Linda Roberts for the District 2 seat.
In the Selah School District, two board positions are up for grabs, while West Valley has one contested race for its school board.
Amid global disruptions in the food supply chain, several school districts in Yakima County have experienced issues getting the ingredients and supplies for student meal programs. While there's no danger of kids not being fed, it's created big challenges for food service staff.
Award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa will deliver a public talk Friday about the impact of Latino Americans. The talk is sponsored by Washington community colleges, including Yakima Valley College.
In the Position 1 race for Yakima School Board in the Nov. 2 general election, Kenton Gartrell is taking on incumbent Graciela Villanueva. In the Position 2 race, Ryan Beckett is trying to unseat incumbent Donald Joseph Davis Jr.
Lower grades where no students are eligible for COVID vaccinations are being hit particularly hard. Grades kindergarten through five accounted for about 40% of cases in Yakima County schools in the past two weeks.
CWU is welcoming students back to campus for in-person classes that start Wednesday after more than a year of mostly virtual instruction because of the COVID pandemic.
About one month ahead of the deadline to have all staff vaccinated, Yakima Valley school officials report having over half of employees fully vaccinated. They don't expect to lose many employees, with some filing for religious and medical exemptions.
Yakima Valley College begins its first day of classes for the fall quarter Monday. Most classes will remain online only, but a limited number of hybrid classes will bring some students back to campus.
Yakima Valley schools are planning events and educational activities for Hispanic Heritage Month, which began Wednesday and runs until Oct. 15.