Show and Tell: Schools and youths in the news in Tacoma, Clover Park and the South Sound


School board seeks to fill vacancy

The Orting School Board has a vacancy for a member in Position 2 to replace Jeannie Smith, who resigned because of personal issues. Smith had been appointed in February to fill the remaining term of a former Position 2 board member but was unable to remain in the position.

Three candidates are running for Position 2 in the August primary election: Pam VanGilder, Jim Winkle and Stanley Holland; two of them will be selected by primary voters to run in November. The appointee would serve through Nov. 30.

To apply, you must reside in District 2 of the Orting School District. Applicants should submit a letter of interest and resume to Sandy Weymouth, executive assistant to the superintendent and school board, Orting School District, 121 Whitesell NE, Orting, WA, 98360.

For more information, call Weymouth at 360-893-6500, ext. 221.


Learn about Clover Park schools budget

The public is invited to learn about Clover Park School District’s 2015-16 budget adoption at a community forum at 6 p.m. Wednesday in room 6A at the Student Services Center, 10903 Gravelly Lake Dr. SW, Lakewood. The forum will feature the final budget adoption for the 2015-16 school year.

Clover Park announces transportation changes

The Clover Park School District has announced changes to its 2015-16 school year transportation program. Because of an efficiency review by the state, some services will be eliminated, and transportation services will be limited to “to school” and “back home” from established bus stops within each school’s attendance boundary.

Services to the Lakewood Boys & Girls Clubs will be available from the following schools only: Dower Elementary, Four Heroes Elementary, Lakeview Hope Academy, Park Lodge Elementary, Tyee Park Elementary and Lochburn Middle.

Students in special programs assigned to schools outside their attendance area will continue to receive transportation services to and from school. All bus routes will be available no later than Aug. 3. For more information, call 253-583-5041.

Compiled by Mary Anderson and Debbie Cafazzo, staff writers