Elementary School Held First PBIS Parents’ Night PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Intervention Supports

— from Lorena Stankevich — On Wednesday, Mar. 22 Orcas Island Elementary School held the first ever PBIS Parent night, thanks to a generous grant from the Orcas Island Education Foundation. PBIS stands for Positive Behavior Intervention Supports and is a program that has been happening at OIES for the … Continue reading

Larsen, Colleagues, Lead Effort to Prevent Mass Shootings in Schools

— from Douglas Wagoner — Bipartisan School Safety Act of 2017 would renew federal program – unfunded since 2010 – to address school safety U.S. schools could receive additional resources to prevent mass shootings under bipartisan legislation led by Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) and cosponsored by Reps. Mike Coffman (CO-06), … Continue reading

Community Contributions Prove School Music Matters

— from Catherine Pederson, Music Advocacy Group — YES! SCHOOL MUSIC DOES MATTER – to the over 100 members of our community who responded to the Music Advocacy Group 20th Anniversary School Benefit Concert fund raising appeal. MAG’s letter, published in Orcas Issues last week, expressed thanks to the community for … Continue reading

Inslee Says Trump Budget “Incredibly Harmful” to State and Local Governments

— from Governor Inslee’s Office — President Trump today released a federal budget proposal that would make significant cuts in state and local government programs, including education, environmental protection, health care and many other critical services that Washingtonians rely on. “The budget blueprint issued today by President Trump includes incredibly … Continue reading