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DALLAS — An Oregon School Boards Association review of the two charter schools the Dallas School District sponsors shows advancement in some areas and room for improvement in others.

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MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE — Indy Commons hosted an informational meeting on Thursday for the newly formed Youth MIC.

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INDEPENDENCE — Central High School’s production of “Fiddler on the Roof” has been a long time in the making.Vocal music and drama director Jeff Witt has been waiting about 20 years to put on the show.

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MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE — Central School District Superintendent Jennifer Kubista will hold a series of community chats.

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Audience members might not expect singing and dancing in a play called “Speech and Debate,” but it’s in there.

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The Dallas School District will draft a policy intended to increase its contingency fund, or ending-fund balance, by 1 percent each year over the next several years.

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The Dallas School District approved Dallas business owner Micky Garus to serve on the Citizens Advisory Committee.

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Enrollment at several grade levels at Ash Creek Elementary, Independence Elementary and Monmouth Elementary will be closed for the remainder of the 2018-19 school year, according to a news release from Jennifer Kubista, Central School District superintendent.

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Central High School cheerleaders took first place at a game day competition in Portland in September. Now they’re working their way to the United Spirit Nationals competition, which is in Anaheim, Calif. in February.

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This Saturday, you can watch funny retakes of the fairy tales you grew up with and support a program that provides food and other necessities to students in need.

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The CHS POWER Peers Panther Pantry can help fill several different needs a student may have, from toiletries to clothing to a bite to eat.

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The state released school report card data on Oct. 24, and for most measures, Polk County high schools are performing similarly or better than average across the state.

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The Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein is meeting for their annual quiche breakfast at Western Oregon University — for the next couple of weeks.

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Dallas Community School Director Bill Conlon is thrilled to have what he considers a real school office — and desks for each teacher — at the charter school’s new location in Dallas.

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Students and staff of Ash Creek Elementary School don’t wear uniforms, but now their clothing will have a common colorful thread — tie dye.

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Teachers, classified staff and their supporters lined the front steps of the Central School District office Monday before the monthly board meeting.

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Names of students who have made the scholastic honor roll summer term 2018 have been announced by Oregon State University.

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Studying nursing at Oregon Health and Science University for Monmouth and Independence residents has never been easier since OHSU added a campus in Monmouth 10 years ago in partnership with Western Oregon University.

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Last school year, Dallas School District had about 16.4 percent of its student population served by special education.

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We are excited to start the school year with new plans in place to increase student success.

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The plaintiffs in the lawsuit challenging Dallas School District’s policy allowing transgender students to use the restroom facilities matching their gender identity have filed an appeal to the case’s dismissal.

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The Central School District board of directors heard on Monday the results of a management and efficiency review that Superintendent Jennifer Kubista requested in January.

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The Oregon Department of Education announced the guidelines that allow students to qualify for free or reduced-price meals.

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When adults are participants in school recess – leading games, monitoring play and ensuring conflicts are mediated quickly – children are more likely to be engaged in recess activities, a new study has found.