NCW — Graduation celebrations are taking on all sorts of new forms this year to keep social distancing requirements with the state’s COVID-19 emergency orders. Some schools are still putting together events, others have a plan in place.

CHENEY — Eastern Washington University’s board of trustees may declare a “severe financial crisis” this month as the university faces unprecedented drops in state funding and other revenue because of the coronavirus pandemic.

VANCOUVER — Vancouver Public Schools director Mark Stoker resigned Monday after fallout from his tweet suggesting that fire hoses be used to quell demonstrators protesting police brutality against the black community.

ORONDO — Steve McKenna’s past caught up to him this spring when he got a call from a search consultant hired to help the Orondo School District find an interim part-time superintendent.

EAST WENATCHEE — Eastmont High School seniors are able to celebrate their graduation with COVID-19 restrictions throughout this week while the school is holding drive-thru cap-and-gown ceremonies.

Hannah Swartz, 16, Wenatchee, learns how to twirl a military signal baton during a drum major session with Wenatchee High School's senior drum major Hailey Wells, at the school's practice field Friday.

WENATCHEE — On a windy Wednesday afternoon on Douglas Street, trees swayed in the breeze as the soft rumbling of Bach could be heard from a nearby porch. Cellist Leila Fischer was playing her last high school orchestra assignment.

WENATCHEE — Prior to the 2020 school year, state immunization requirements allowed a 30-day window of time to submit proof of childhood immunizations to a school district or child care center. This window of time allowed a child to attend before immunization information was verified.

Dave Hauck with the Wenatchee School District takes apart old lockers outside Wenatchee High School Thursday, May 7, 2020. He said they were being removed from a hallway mostly for security reasons.

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