There is an Educational Programs and Operations (EP&O) Renewal Levy in a special election coming up on February 9th, 2021 ballots. For most schools this levy is a renewal which expires in 2021. Schools currently use their EP&O Levy funds for many different learning programs and activities outside of state-funded basic education, including but not limited to programs in their community like:
They say hindsight is 2020. The following articles were the most popular on our website during 2020.
January – First Annual Small Business Bingo
By: Editorial Team
Spokane County Library, a Neighborhood Champion for Small Business Saturday, has taken on the challenge of helping individuals discover phenomenal local stores in their community. This is the fourth year the library district has sponsored this event, but the first time Deer Park took part.
In a New Years’ message from Deer Park School Superintendent Travis Hanson, he expressed thanks and appreciation for the hard teamwork by parents/guardians, students, and staff in maintaining COVID guidelines. He also noted Deer Park is in the 15% of WA state schools who currently have access to in-person learning.
After the recent shutdowns due to Covid-19, many students fell behind in school and began struggling. That’s when the founders, Merrilee Schulz and Autumn Mackert, of Sisters Song Studios decided it was time to branch out from teaching just music and started a low-cost tutoring facility called Cloverleaf Education Services.
Deer Park will soon have a beautifully enhanced middle school for its young teens to get a modern start towards their future. If anything could be told to them about their fortuitous learning environment, it is to let them know that concerned persons twenty years ago thought, planned, and budgeted for this day and for their education.
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