Mount Tahoma High School went into lockdown at noon Wednesday when the report of a gun on campus was made to Tacoma police. The gun was a toy being used in a video shoot and the lockdown was lifted 10 minutes later.
Tacoma Public Schools officially completed the $37.7 million project to replace Browns Point Elementary this month after years of planning. The project was passed by voters in a $500 million bond in 2013.
Saint Martin’s University will take on some responsibilities from Marylhurst University, a Catholic school near Lake Oswego, Oregon, that closed this year. Saint Martin’s is set to start filling transcript requests from its alumni on Monday.
Traffic crashes are the No. 1 cause of injury death for school-aged students in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. How does Pierce County stack up to the rest of the country?
The clerical unit of the Public School Employees of Peninsula is beginning contract negotiations and is seeking its share of money earmarked for school-employee pay by the state Legislature as part of the so-called McCleary fix.
The Peninsula School Board unanimously voted to push forward with a $198 million bond measure that would provide money to build two new elementary schools and modernize two others in the fast-growing district.
The state auditor’s office released a report Monday that said courts, state agencies, county sheriffs and principals fail to consistently share information about student crimes, leaving teachers in the dark.
Some Tacoma Public Schools students with special needs had no bus service for a third day as 22 bus drivers called out sick. Drivers have said the sick-out is a response to labor issues such as hours and pay.
Some Tacoma students were left without a way to get to school after 26 bus drivers called out sick. The drivers are employed by the district to drive special needs kids, whose families were warned via robocall.