East Central College received three Silver Cup awards in the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations (NCMPR) Medallion Awards, which was held remotely Oct. 16. 

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News that First Student Inc., the bus service provider for the Washington and Union school districts, is experiencing driver shortages due to COVID-19 has school officials scrambling to address the issue.

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National Apprenticeship Week celebrates its sixth anniversary this year, and Washington Mayor Sandy Lucy made a proclamation for its recognition Monday, Nov. 2, at the city council meeting.

The East Central College (ECC) board of trustees Monday, Nov. 2, approved a bid for $132,610 for nursing and EMT program simulation lab equipment.

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With Veterans Day right around the corner, six area schools are teaming up to show their appreciation to service members while following COVID-19 safety guidelines. The event, “Heroes Hometown Tour,” will take place in the afternoon Wednesday, Nov. 11. 

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The Sullivan School District will make a temporary switch to distance learning next week for its middle and high school students, beginning Tuesday, Oct. 27.

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The School District of Washington has changed its schedule to allow students in seventh through 12th grade to spend an additional day in school, beginning next week.

The St. Francis Borgia Regional High School open house that was scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 18, and Monday, Oct. 19, has been postponed, according to a statement on the school’s facebook page.

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The St. Francis Borgia Regional High School open house that was scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 18 and Monday, Oct. 19 has been postponed according to a statement on the school’s facebook page.

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The School District of Washington's board of education held a special meeting Monday, Oct. 19, to review its hybrid model for secondary students.

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The School District of Washington has expanded its Wi-Fi to accommodate students who are in need of internet services. Wi-Fi will be available for seventh- through 12th-graders who are alternating between in-school and virtual learning.

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Students at St. Francis Borgia Regional High School are learning from home two days a week after the school announced it was returning to the hybrid learning model, which has students alternating which days they attend in-person classes.

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Seven elementary schools in the School District of Washington returned to five days a week, in-person learning Monday, and according to school officials, it went off without a hitch.

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Franklin County Presiding Commissioner Tim Brinker plans to distribute CARES Act funds directly to public schools from the county’s $11 million portion of the federal relief program.

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Washington School District Superintendent Dr. Lori VanLeer is retiring at the end of the current academic year.

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The topic of hybrid learning will be brought up again this week at the School District of Washington’s (SDOW) Board of Education meeting Wednesday.

Students in the East Central College Nursing and EMT/Paramedic programs will have access to state-of-the-art technology later this fall, thanks to a $180,704 grant award from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Business Development grant program.

The Board of Education of the St. Clair R-XIII School District approved the sale of a $9.7 million general obligation bond issue to its municipal bond underwriter, L.J. Hart & Co. of St. Louis.

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St. Francis Borgia Regional High School sent an email to parents Friday, Sept. 4, announcing that it is returning to full-time in-person learning Sept. 21.

The East Central College board of trustees voted Monday night to approve the operating tax levy at 37 cents and the debt service levy at 8.41 cents per $100 assessed valuation.

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They haven’t even turned on the Friday night lights at Scanlan Stadium, but some Washington High School student fans already are throwing a penalty flag.

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Less than two weeks into the school year, the School District of Washington already has been affected by COVID-19.

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After the School District of Washington announced it would begin the year in a hybrid learning model, some day care facilities are seeing an increase in demand for child care while other centers are changing their business models to meet demand.

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At the East Central College Board of Trustees meeting, Monday, Aug. 31, President Dr. Jon Bauer told the board that the college has had six confirmed COVID-19 cases at its Union campus since Aug. 20.

The East Central College Board of Trustees dedicated part of its meeting Monday, Aug. 31, to honor the life of Donald Means, one of the original East Central College trustees.

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At tonight's East Central College Board of Trustees meeting, President Dr. Jon Bauer informed the board that the college has had six confirmed COVID-19 cases at its Union campus since Aug. 20.

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School districts have struggled with finding substitute teachers for years and the coronavirus has exacerbated the situation.

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Madeline Jensen, an eighth-grade student in the School District of Washington (SDOW), was one of 16 people who addressed the school board Wednesday night over the hybrid learning model.

East Central College is ranked second among two-year and community colleges in the state of Missouri, according to the financial website WalletHub.

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Parents, grandparents, students and teachers were in attendance at last night's School District of Washington's school board meeting to address officials over the hybrid learning model.

Attendance at Washington High School home activities will be limited to participants, coaches and family members this fall.

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Hundreds of parents have come together to speak out against the School District of Washington’s (SDOW) decision to start the school year in a hybrid learning model that features rotating in-school and online learning.

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Washington School District’s Assistant Superintendent John McColloch gave The Missourian an update of the district’s two major construction projects.