“The kids do fine with the masks. It’s just kind of been their normal.” — Carlyn HansonSmith, fourth-grade teacher
Employees who have claimed a medical or religious exemption must test weekly.
Two-time incumbent and banker David Olson is running against mental health therapist Juanita Beard.
Jennifer Butler captured 54% of the vote in the August primary. Linda Ader garnered just 18%, but stands to gain more from two candidates she shared an ad with.
Mandate has had “minimal impact” on staffing and no impact to educational services, superintendent says.
Bus drivers in Peninsula School District, some of whom complained to the school board in August about low wages and tough working conditions, are getting a 7.5% raise. “Kids have messes on buses, they throw up on buses, they rip our bus seats. There’s all kinds of stuff we deal with, but the majority of
Peninsula School District Superintendent Krestin Bahr takes charge amid a persistent surge in COVID-19 cases from the delta variant.
Students will be returning to school, though in masks, five days a week: “That will be our moment of celebration,” one teacher says.
Three new Peninsula schools will be ready for students on Sept. 7 and the fourth, Artondale, will open later in the fall.