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Barry DePaoli, Supertendent, Lake Chelan School District
Community meeting info here: https://www.lakechelanmirror.com/school-news/lake-chelan-school-district...   CHELAN - At last night’s (Jan. 11) board meeting, Barry DePaoli announced his retirement.  Barry has spent 35 years in the education profession, 22 of those in the Lake Chelan School...
CHELAN - During the January 11 board meeting, superintendent Barry Depaoli announced his retirement. The search for his successor has already begun. The board has chosen Northwest Leadership Associates to assist with this search.   On January 19, Northwest Leadership Associates will be...
Dear Chelan Families: I hope that this correspondence finds you and your family well. As you know, the next few weeks will be challenging for our schools. The transmission rates in our county are at an all-time high, even so, I want to assure you that we will continue to do all we can to keep...
Dear Parents and Families – I trust that all of you have enjoyed a wonderful holiday season in spite of our recent cold temperatures. We are looking forward to welcoming all students back to in-person learning which will resume this coming Tuesday, January 4th. Despite concerns regarding the...

Floral Design students Vianney Zamora-Blanco and Zuleima Davila-Rubalcaba. Trinada Caro/LCM
CHELAN –  I felt it was important to “get the word out” on the Floral Design class after a lengthy conversation with educator Mr. Sibbers about our journey’s that brought us to beautiful Lake Chelan. Bill Sibbers, Floral Design’s instructor, is in his fifth year of teaching after 37 years...
NCW - Careers After School™ (CAS), a program that educates students about a variety of career paths through career connected learning, returns next month. During CAS, businesses and industry partners provide students with valuable information, hands-on activities, and connections to better equip...

Sample of “per student” costs in 12th District. Courtesy Senator Brad Hawkins
OLYMPIA - Citing the high costs per student among small school districts and the opportunity for more efficient use of state and local tax dollars, 12th District Sen. Brad Hawkins (R-East Wenatchee) recently announced that he has prefiled Senate Bill 5487, a bipartisan proposal to incentivize...
CHELAN - On Tuesday, November 23, the Lake Chelan School District Board of Directors unanimously approved placing a renewal Educational Program and Operations Levy (EP&O) on the February 8, 2022 ballot.  The current EP&O Levy (formerly known as the Maintenance and Operations Levy – M&O...
CHELAN - Chelan Middle School Drama presents: Are We There Yet? The More or Less True Story of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, by Burton Bumgarner, produced by special arrangement with Brooklyn Publishers, LLC. Public performances are at the Chelan High School Performing Arts...

Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett
WENATCHEE --The Chelan County Sheriff’s Office has finalized contracts with the four schools that utilize school resource officers via its office.  The contracts began Nov. 1 with the Cashmere and Cascade school districts and Dec. 1 with the Chelan and Manson school districts. Chelan County...

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