Schools

Tonasket Schools at full enrollment, turning kids away

Tonasket School District is having to turn away students from out of district, as classes are filling up fast. Enrollment was at 1,176 as of Tuesday, Sept. 6, up at least fifty kids from last year.

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Oroville School enrollment also on the rise

OROVILLE – Under ‘Good News and Announcements’ new Oroville School District Superintendent Jeff Hardesty announced that student enrollment is nearly 50 higher than projected.

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Tigers head back to the den

TONASKET – Tonasket School District students head back to school Tuesday, August 30, with a Back to School Assembly in the Gym at 8:30 a.m.

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Tonasket School Board approves 2016-17 budget

TONASKET – Tonasket School District board members adopted the budget for 2016/17 following a presentation by External Business Manager Trisha Schock and Assistant Business Manager Bobbi Catone, and the recommendation by Superintendent Steve McCullough for the board to approve the budget as presented.

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Former Oroville School Board chairman urges caution

OROVILLE – Former Oroville School Board Chairman Phil Barker urged the board and new school Superintendent Jeff Hardesty to proceed in such a way as to avoid the “land mines” he implied were laid by past superintendents.

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Tonasket School Board approves facilities bond

TONASKET – Tonasket School Board members approved a facilities bond proposal of just under 10 million dollars ($9,998,554.00) at their June 29 regular board meeting.

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Oak Harbor woman hired as TMS principal

TONASKET – Tonasket School District hired Kristi Krieg of Oak Harbor to take over Jay Tyus’s position as middle school principal.

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Jeff Hardesty hired as new Oroville School Superintendent

Elementary Principal Joan Hoehn resigns OROVILLE – After a short executive session at last Monday’s Oroville School Board meeting Jeff Hardesty, the current Tonasket High School Principal, was hired to serve in his first Superintendent’s post at Oroville School District. School Director Todd Hill made the motion to hire Hardesty at a salary of $105,000 [...]

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Board nears decision on new Oroville School Superintendent

OROVILLE – Two more candidates for Oroville School District Superintendent were interviewed last week, bringing the total to six.

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Facilities tour reveals shortcomings at Tonasket Schools

TONASKET – A facilities/bond open house input session held Thursday, April 28, featured a facilities tour highlighting needs to be addressed in an upcoming bond.
The tour was led by Design West Architect Ned Warnick, who went over proposed improvements and associated costs with community members in attendance before walking them through the elementary school, high school shop area and the Alternative Learning (ALE) building housing the Tonasket Choice High School and Outreach programs before bringing the group back to the elementary school commons to brainstorm what to include in the bond package.

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