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February 11, 2021 edition of the BGPS Bulletin: Highlighting the great things happening in Battle Ground Public Schools
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Battle Ground School Board seeks director to fill District 1 vacancy

Battle Ground Public Schools’ Board of Directors is accepting applications to fill a board vacancy created by the resignation of director Monty Anderson (Director District 1).* Applications are due by Feb. 23. Applicants must be registered to vote and live in Director District 1.

Anderson announced his resignation in a letter to the board. The letter explained that he served on the board for 12 years, longer than he originally planned, because studies have shown that continuity on a school board leads to improved student learning. However now that newer board members have more experience, he believes the team would benefit from a new board member’s perspective. Anderson’s resignation is effective Feb. 23.

The board is looking to appoint a new director to serve through the end of the term, which expires November 2021. The director position will be up for election in the 2021 primary and general elections. Visit the district website for more information
BGPS’ Board of Directors conducted a regular board meeting on Feb. 8. Highlights from this meeting is in this week's BG Board, Briefly. The next regular board meeting will be held on Monday, Feb. 22 at 6 p.m. and a special meeting will be held Feb. 16 at 5 p.m.

Replacement levy receives 47.53% of the vote, falling short of passage

With 30,995 ballots tallied and only an estimated 200 ballots remaining to be counted, Battle Ground's replacement educational programs and operations levy did not reach the required majority of the vote in order to be passed.  

Thank you to the community volunteers who dedicated so much time and effort in support of the levy! Battle Ground Public Schools and its Board of Directors will be planning next steps soon, so stay tuned.

Welcome to hybrid learning, K-4 students!  


It was wonderful seeing K-4 students back in class for the start of hybrid learning, and we're beyond excited for the return of 5th-8th grade students starting Feb. 22nd! This video features photos or video clips from each district primary school, as well as brief interviews with students from Maple Grove telling us why they're excited about being back in the classroom. 

Check out the 2-minute video by clicking above, or visit the district YouTube channel.

Cancelled: USDA meal kit distribution for Saturday, Feb. 13

A note from the Battle Ground Education Foundation regarding USDA meal kit distribution:

Due to the forecast of a significant snow event and for the safety of our volunteers and participants, the Battle Ground Education Foundation is cancelling the distribution of food boxes for this Saturday, February 13. Distribution will resume on Saturday, February 20th. 

As a reminder, BGPS has partnered with the BGeF to distribute USDA Farmers to Families Food Boxes at the Lewisville campus on Saturdays through the end of April. Families can come by the Lewisville campus to pick up a food box. A typical kit contains fresh produce, dairy products, fluid milk and meat products. Distribution starts at 10 a.m. and lasts until the boxes are gone. Limit one food kit per car. Please enter Lewisville via NW 5th Ave. (between the Post Office and Dick's Point S) off of West Main Street.

If the weather continues to be a factor in the coming weeks, BGeF will notify the community on its Facebook page and website (bgef.org) as soon as possible. 

3A/4A Greater St. Helens League merges Seasons 2 and 3

Traditional Winter and Spring sports will run simultaneously starting April 12

by Joshua Hart, The Columbian

Winter and Spring sports will run simultaneously in Clark County starting this April. The nine-team 3A/4A Greater St. Helens League decided Tuesday it will merge Seasons 2 and 3 on Tuesday. 

Seasons 2 and 3 will begin on April 12 and run through June 11. Season 1, which started on Feb. 1, will conclude on April 2. It is a deviation from the calendar outline set by the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association last month. Read more on The Columbian's website
 

Join the BGPS team!

Many positions are available now, including several crossing guards and lunch/recess supervisors. If you are interested in these positions, look for them listed as Basic Education Assistants on the jobs webpage

Other open positions include a K-12 occupational therapist, a K-8 assistant secretary, a swing shift custodian, a school head secretary, a middle school media technician, 8 special education assistants (3 baseload and 5 student specific), assistant coaches for girls basketball, the dance team, and swimming; a head coach for boys tennis, and various certificated and classified substitutes.
 
BGPS' transportation provider, Cascade Student Transportation, is also in need of bus drivers. Visit https://sticareers.com/ to apply. 
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