Dallas High establishes cellphone-free zone

Two schools, two different philosophies regarding cellphones. Dallas High School Principal Steve Spencer demonstrated for the Dallas School Board members a system in which students would place their cellphones into a pouch during class, preventing use.

July 31, 2018 1:58 p.m. read more..

Transgender policy lawsuit dismissed

The lawsuit challenging Dallas School District’s policy and safety plan allowing transgender students to use locker rooms and bathrooms matching their gender identity was dismissed in the U.S. District Court in Portland on Tuesday.

July 25, 2018 5:07 p.m. read more..

ODE orders more for special education

The Oregon Department of Education has ordered the Dallas School District to provide “compensatory education” to three students, conduct a special education policy review, and provide additional training following the conclusion of four investigations.

July 25, 2018 noon read more..

FACES program in funding crisis

The Family Academics Community and Enrichment for Success program, aka FACES, in Falls City was passed over for a third 21st Century Community Learning Center grant.

July 18, 2018 noon read more..

CSD budget includes final PERS reserves

The Central School District Board of Directors on June 25 passed a $50.84 million budget for the 2018-19 school year. In a memo to the board, CSD Superintendent Jennifer Kubista said the “budget reflected a change in the reserve and contingency funds, as the district had planned ahead for increases in the Public Employee Retirement System.”

July 11, 2018 10:18 a.m. read more..

Meals losing money in Dallas

The food service program at Dallas School District will finish the year with a deficit of about $10,000 but has made gains since a mid-year review in January.

July 3, 2018 noon read more..