There are five schools in Mason County referred to as struggling by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction but help for those schools is also pledged. State Superintendent Randy Dorn Tuesday released a list of schools that will receive additional state and federal funding and support services to help them meet the needs of all their students. On the list of “Priority Schools” are Hood Canal Elementary and Junior High, Hawkins Middle School in the North Mason School District, and Evergreen Elementary and CHOICE High School in the Shelton School District.
House Democrats unveiled their 2015-17 operating budget plan on Friday – a budget that will add $3.2 billion in additional K-12 investments over the next two years compared to the 2013-15 budget. The HDC proposal is the first budget proposal on the table that puts the state in full compliance with the Supreme Court’s McCleary ruling, which mandates the state adequately fund basic education by 2018.
Dale Peinecke, commissioner of the Washington Employment Security Department, and Lourdes “Alfie” Alvarado Ramos, director of the Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs, recently signed documents demonstrating their agencies’ support for hiring veterans and members of the National Guard and Reserve.
SHELTON SKATE PARK REOPENING
The City of Shelton has recently entered into an agreement with the Shelton School District to operate and maintain the existing skate park located at 110 Wallace Kneeland Blvd. After closure for repairs, the park will be open to the public Friday, March 27. The park will be open seven days a week during daylight hours only.
At approximately 2:00 AM on 3/26/15 a patron of a bar at the corner of 1st and Railroad Ave. in Shelton, was exiting the bar and was immediately confronted by two subjects that had been arguing inside the bar earlier in the evening. A physical fight began and the suspect that initiated the fight, was being held on the ground by the bar patron.
The City of Shelton Community & Economic Development Department and the Shelton-Mason County Chamber of Commerce, along with the planning firm Forterra, will be hosting a walking audit and public workshop to gather and provide the community with information regarding development of a visioning plan for downtown Shelton.