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Vaccination rate among Peninsula School District employees is 92.6%

Oct 23, 2021 | By:

Employees who have claimed a medical or religious exemption must test weekly.

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Olson, Beard express views on Peninsula School Board District 5 position

Oct 20, 2021 | By:

Two-time incumbent and banker David Olson is running against mental health therapist Juanita Beard.

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Butler, Ader competing for Peninsula School Board District 2 post

Oct 19, 2021 | By:

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.

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Peninsula football cancels two games after COVID detected

Oct 18, 2021 | By:

The non-league game last week against Lincoln and a contest at Yelm Friday that had league title implications were called off.

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Peninsula School District says bus delays not related to vaccine mandate

Oct 18, 2021 | By:

Mandate has had “minimal impact” on staffing and no impact to educational services, superintendent says.

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Student assaulted by outsiders at Gig Harbor High

Oct 13, 2021 | By:

The victim was assaulted by five teens, who fled, but he wouldn’t cooperate with the police.

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Peninsula school bus drivers get a raise. What about the paraeducators?

Oct 04, 2021 | By:

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

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Kids reconnect safely through outdoor library programs

Sep 21, 2021 | By:

Story time for the youngest and a STEAM program for grade-schoolers are both held in a big field next to the library’s parking lot.

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New Peninsula School District chief focused on students’ reentry, healing

Sep 05, 2021 | By:

Peninsula School District Superintendent Krestin Bahr takes charge amid a persistent surge in COVID-19 cases from the delta variant.

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Peninsula schools to reopen amid rise in COVID cases

Sep 04, 2021 | By:

Students will be returning to school, though in masks, five days a week: “That will be our moment of celebration,” one teacher says.

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