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GRANGEVILLE — Disagreements about language, what to do with unexpected funds and what belongs in teachers’ master agreements remained Oct. 14 hen negotiations for 2020-21 continued between Mountain View School District (MVSD) 244 and Central Idaho Education Association (CIEA).

Grangeville Elementary Middle School fourth through eighth graders participated in the GEMS PTO Color Run Friday, Oct. 9. Conditions were perfect for the outdoor event as temperatures stayed in the mid-70s and the sun shone. In conjunction with the K-3 jogathon, GEMS PTO and the community ra…

    GRANGEVILLE -- Grangeville High School will be hosting a financial aid night on Wednesday, Oct. 22, in the GHS library, 6 p.m. Michelle McClure from LCSC will be giving a generic presentation on the different types of financial aid and how to fill out the forms regardless of where the studen…

    Riggins Fire Chief Jeff Joyce did his yearly presentation last Thursday, Oct. 8, at Riggins Elementary School for grades pre-k through 5th grade during fire prevention week. He brought two fire trucks and firefighting tools and gear. Students learned to “get low and go” under the smoke, as w…

    ELK CITY – “I want to say this is a great team to work with, one that wants the very best outcome for this school,” Dennis Kachelmier said at the Sept. 21 board meeting held at Elk City School (ECS).

    ELK CITY – The Mountain View School District 244 year started with both excitement and trepidation, superintendent Todd Fiske told the board of trustees at the Sept. 21 meeting held at Elk City School.

      The Grangeville FFA Alumni chapter reconvened, after a COVID hiatus, on Sept. 8. President Earl Musick called the meeting to order at 7:10 p.m. in the GHS ag classroom. Eleven members were present. Julia McCarthy presented the secretary’s report from the March 2 meeting, and Brenda Heckman p…

      RIGGINS – Salmon River Joint School District 244 told patrons in a Sept. 16 letter that one of its employees had tested positive for COVID-19.

      GRANGEVILLE – Parents in Mountain View School District 244 learned COVID-19 was present at Grangeville High School when they received an e-mailed letter Sept. 10.

        GRANGEVILLE -- Lewis-Clark State College’s Adult Learning Center is offering General Education Development (GED) Certification orientation sessions in September at locations in Lewiston, Moscow, Orofino and Grangeville.

          GRANGEVILLE -- The Little Britches Fall Developmental Screening will take place Thursday and Friday, Sept. 24 and 25, for children ages birth to 5 years. This is intended to help determine age-appropriate skills or possible concerns regarding development. The screening is free and will take …

            GRANGEVILLE -- Are you or your loved ones suffering from depression or anxiety? There is hope. The Nedley Depression and Anxiety Recovery Program offers solutions to identify depression and anxiety and their causes, and helps enhance energy levels, sleep quality, mood, relationships and emot…

            GRANGVILLE – The first day of school, Sept 2, at Grangeville Elementary Middle School (GEMS) seemed like most any other in the past decade.

            KOOSKIA – Some state and federal money through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) looks to be available for Mountain View School District 244, superintendent Todd Fiske stated at the Aug. 17 trustee meeting.

              LEWISTON – The Educational Talent Search (ETS) program, hosted at Lewis-Clark State College, has received permission to expand into Grangeville this fall, Traci Birdsell, senior director of the Educational Opportunity Grants Program at LC State, has announced.

              KOOSKIA – Following more than an hour in executive session Monday, Aug. 17, the Mountain View School District 244 board of trustees voted unanimously in favor of a resolution to not fund any employee dependent insurance premiums and stick with the same salary schedule and 188-day contract as…

              GRANGEVILLE -- On Aug. 5, Idaho Business for Education (IBE) held Close the Divide Day to collect computers for students who don’t have them and may find themselves in a remote-learning environment during the 2020-21 school year.

              GRANGEVILLE – A rally to support teachers and staff in Mountain View School District 244 (MVSD) drew more than 120 people to the district office parking lot Monday evening, Aug. 10. The gathering was organized by Central Idaho Education Association (CIEA) and brought in community members and…

              GRANGEVILLE -- After many hours of bantering and questioning numbers during the past week, it was clear Monday night, Aug. 3, that no agreements were going to be made.

              GRANGEVILLE – What will fall school reopening look like in Mountain View School District 244? That’s something new superintendent Todd Fiske has been spending a great deal of his time working on, he said, with assistance from other district personnel and input from the board.

              GRANGEVILLE – “We would like to call for a forensic audit of Mountain View School District 244, from an independent third party,” said Central Idaho Education Association (CIEA) president and Clearwater Valley teacher, Char McKinney, at the July 22 district negotiations meeting.

              KAMIAH -- A special board meeting of Kamiah Joint School District 304 will be held on Monday, Aug. 3, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Kamiah High School Library. The purpose of the meeting is to present the draft Return to Learn plan to the school board trustees, according to Kamiah School Sup…

              GRANGEVILLE – “The whole process is very complicated,” Mountain View School District 244 Superintendent, Todd Fiske, told the board Monday, July 20.

              Having bagged sports early this spring due to the COVID-19 coronavirus, the Idaho High School Activities Association released sport-by-sport guidance last week for schools to follow as educators and administrators across North Central Idaho, the state and much of the country work toward deci…

              GRANGEVILLE – Negotiations for Mountain View School District 244 teachers for the 2020-21 school year ended at a standstill July 9.

                In 2019, 122 school districts or charters were using the career ladder, although most districts supplement the program with local dollars, according to an Idaho Education News analysis of salary data for 2019-20.

                GRANGEVILLE – “I believe we should run the levy again for a smaller amount; be very specific on what the levy would support,” Char McKinney spoke via Zoom at the June 15 Mountain View School District (MVSD) 244 board meeting.

                GRANGEVILLE – Mountain View School District (MVSD) 244’s board of trustees voted unanimously Monday night, June 15, to declare a financial state of emergency for the district.

                  In last week’s Free Press (June 4 issue), page 1 reported an incorrect result in the levy vote for Mt. View School District 244.

                  RIGGINS – In a special meeting held Tuesday, May 26, the Salmon River Joint School District 243 board of trustees voted unanimously to hire additional personnel to address staffing needs.

                  GRANGEVILLE – “I was first hired part-time, and I decided to do it until I found something better,” Mountain View School District 244 bus driver, Tom Roy, of Stites, told the board at the May 18 meeting. “I never found anything better!”

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