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INDEPENDENCE — The Central School District is working on becoming compliant with state requirements for teaching human sexuality health.

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DALLAS — A part-time teacher who has been a frequent substitute at Dallas High School believes photos of her body building progress on her Instagram account resulted in her being excluded from teaching at the school.

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DALLAS — A Polk County business development grant will pay for 30 students to get work experience — and a small paycheck — at local businesses through a new internship program.

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INDEPENDENCE — About 400 Central High School students are helping get food out to their neighbors through the FFA Food For All effort.

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DALLAS — Fifteen children from Dallas schools were granted holiday wishes thanks to Dallas Police Department’s first “Shop with a Cop” event on Saturday.

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DALLAS — The annual Dallas High School Theater Children’s Show gives all elementary students in the district a chance to see a live performance, but this year it will come with something extra: Books.

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FALLS CITY — For some students, the idea of two weeks off from school for winter break is stressful. Some students depend on school as place to stay warm and have a meal.

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DALLAS — The Dallas School Board may consider postponing its search for a permanent superintendent for a year, and extending interim superintendent Andy Bellando’s contract for a year.

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DALLAS – The Dallas School District is now in its fourth year as a “target” district for its English language learner program, a designation that allows the state to offer financial assistance to the district.

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DALLAS – The Dallas School District hasn’t purchased curriculum for any subject at any grade level for 10 years. For some subjects, the last time the district brought in new curriculum was 20 years ago.

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DALLAS — The Dallas High School Theatre is taking audiences on a journey of discovery — with all the misfires and pitfalls along the way — in its production of “Pippin” opening on Thursday.

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DALLAS — This month, all students at Lyle, Oakdale Heights and Whitworth elementary schools received free passes to the Dallas Aquatic Center, courtesy of the Friends of the Dallas Aquatic Center.

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DALLAS — A Dallas School District enrollment projections report predicts the number of students will increase steadily over the next 10 years.

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POLK COUNTY — Smart Reading programs start next month in Polk County schools.

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SALEM — Ann Gage envisions Brunk House as a place where guests can briefly experience what life was like on the farmstead decades ago.

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MONMOUTH — Western Oregon University finalized the purchase of the historical Vick building in downtown Salem at 525 Trade St. The Vick building will be WOU’s Salem home for several programs, including the new Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership.

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MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE — The Central School District will hold several community chats to review the initial strategic plan and accountability system.

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DALLAS — Darrick Bruns, Whitworth Elementary School’s new principal, wasn’t sure it would happen, but he came back to where his career began.

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DALLAS — For Rachel Alpert, it was a husband-and-wife team of elementary teachers who led her to believe she could do anything she wanted.

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MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE — Last year, Central School District superintendent Jennifer Kubista held several community chats.

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DALLAS – The Dallas School Board will name Andy Bellando as the district’s interim superintendent for the 2019-20 school year.

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MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE — All out-of-district enrollment is closed for Central School District.

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DALLAS — Jump Start and Ready for Kindergarten, two kindergarten transition programs in Dallas School District, has helped 45 students and 25 families get ready for the first year of school.

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DALLAS — The Dallas School Board accepted Superintendent Michelle Johnstone’s resignation and approved a separation agreement with her Monday night.

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DALLAS — The Dallas School Board will vote on a separation agreement with Superintendent Michelle Johnstone at Monday’s special board meeting.

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INDEPENDENCE/MONMOUTH — Fifth grade enrollment at Ash Creek Elementary and second grade at Monmouth Elementary are closed for the 2019-20 school year, according to a Central School District news release.

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MONMOUTH — In its 19th year, the Mid-Summer Dinner and Auction is Western Oregon University’s Smith Fine Arts Series’ main fundraiser.

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MONMOUTH — The Apple Box Children’s Theater’s production of “Beowulf” maintains the integrity of the original piece, while making it accessible to both the young actors who play the part and audience members.

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MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE — The Central School District Board of Directors on June 24 renewed Superintendent Jennifer Kubista’s contract through June of 2022.