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ESD 112: District 3 Notice to Interested Applicants - 05/10/21

May 10, 2021

 

The Board of Directors of Educational Service District 112 seeks applications from interested candidates to fill a vacant position on the Regional Committee on School District Organization.

 

The Regional Committee is a voluntary group of seven citizens representing six Southwest Washington counties in Educational School District 112. The purpose of the Regional Committee is to make decisions regarding the boundaries, consolidation and dissolution of school districts, when the school districts cannot reach an agreement regarding the same, and to adjust school district assets and liabilities when changes in the boundaries are made.

 

The position to be filled is for District #3, which wholly contains the following school district:  Hockinson.  Contains parts of the following: Battleground.  Starting at the intersection of Risto Rd and NE 199th St.; West on NE 199th St to NE 167th Ave.; North on NE 167th Ave to NE 219th St.; West on NE 219th St to NE 50th Ave.;  South on NE 50th Ave to NE 94th St.; West on NE 94th St to School District boundary. Counterclockwise following School District boundary to Risto Rd. West on Risto Rd to the point of the beginning.  Contains parts of the following: Evergreen.  Starting at the intersection of NE 162nd Ave and NE 28th St.; West on NE 28th St to NE 124th Ave.; North on 124th Ave to NE 39th St.; West on NE 39th St to NE 122nd Ave.; North on NE 122nd Ave to NE 49th St.; West on NE 49th St to NE 112th Ave.; North on NE 112th Ave to NE Gher Rd.; North on NE Gher Rd to NE 109th Ave.; North on NE 109th Ave to NE Covington Rd.; Northwest on NE Covington Rd to NE 76th St.; West on NE 76th St / NE 78th St to School District boundary. Clockwise following School District boundary to NE 162nd Ave.; South on NE 162nd Ave to the point of beginning.

 

To be eligible, interested applicants must be registered voters that reside in the District which they are applying to represent. This Regional Committee position will serve a four-year term beginning upon appointment and ending December 31, 2024.

 

Interested applicants may confirm district residency and/or request an application packet by contacting Amber Scott at (360) 952-3317 and providing their street address and voter precinct number.   Completed application packets should be sent directly to:  Educational Service District 112, Attention:  Wendy Niehaus, 2500 NE 65th Avenue, Vancouver, WA 98661 no later than 4:30 p.m., June 10, 2021.

 

The superintendent of public instruction, a member of the State Board of Education, and educational service district superintendent, a member of a board of directors of a school district, a member of an educational service district board, a member of a governing board of either a private school or a private school district which conducts any grades kindergarten through twelve, officers appointed by any such governing board, and employees of a school district, an educational service district, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, a private school or a private school district are not eligible and should not apply.

 

Contact Info:

Amber Scott, Administrative Assistant to the Board of Directors, 360.952.3317.

ESD 112 Board: NOTICE TO INTERESTED APPLICANTS - 05/10/21

NOTICE TO INTERESTED APPLICANTS

 

May 10, 2021

 

The Board of Directors of Educational Service District 112 seeks applications from interested candidates to fill a vacant position in Director District #3 and a vacant position in Director District #5 on the Regional Committee on School District Organization.  

 

The Regional Committee is a voluntary group of seven citizens representing six Southwest Washington counties in Educational School District 112.  The purpose of the Regional Committee is to make decisions regarding the boundaries, consolidation and dissolution of school districts, when the school districts cannot reach an agreement regarding the same, and to adjust school district assets and liabilities when changes in the boundaries are made.

 

There is one position to be filled for District #3, which wholly contains the following school district:  Hockinson.  And contains parts of the following: Battleground.  Starting at the intersection of Risto Rd and NE 199th St.; West on NE 199th St to NE 167th Ave.; North on NE 167th Ave to NE 219th St.; West on NE 219th St to NE 50th Ave.; South on NE 50th Ave to NE 94th St.; West on NE 94th St to School District boundary. Counterclockwise following School District boundary to Risto Rd. West on Risto Rd to the point of the beginning.  Contains parts of the following: Evergreen.  Starting at the intersection of NE 162nd Ave and NE 28th St.; West on NE 28th St to NE 124th Ave.; North on 124th Ave to NE 39th St.; West on NE 39th St to NE 122nd Ave.; North on NE 122nd Ave to NE 49th St.; West on NE 49th St to NE 112th Ave.; North on NE 112th Ave to NE Gher Rd.; North on NE Gher Rd to NE 109th Ave.; North on NE 109th Ave to NE Covington Rd.; Northwest on NE Covington Rd to NE 76th St.; West on NE 76th St / NE 78th St to School District boundary. Clockwise following School District boundary to NE 162nd Ave.; South on NE 162nd Ave to the point of beginning.

 

There is one position to be filled for District #5, which wholly includes the following school district:  Vancouver.  Starting at the intersection of NE 58th St and NE 45th Ave.; South on NE 45th Ave to NE 54th St.; West on NE 54th St to NE 40th Ave.; South on NE 40th Ave to NE 52nd St.; West on NE 52nd St to NE St. Johns Rd.; North on NE St. Johns Rd to NE Minnehaha St.; West on NE Minnehaha St to NE 63rd St.; West on NE 63rd St to 1-5.; North on 1-5 to NE 78th St / NW 78th St.; West on NE 78th St / NW 78th St to Chicken Creek.; West on Chicken Creek to Vancouver Lake.; Northerly through Vancouver Lake and outlet channel to School District boundary.; Counterclockwise following School District boundary to NE 58th St.; West on NE 58th St to the point of the beginning.

 

To be eligible, interested applicants must be registered voters that reside in the District which they are applying to represent. This Regional Committee position will serve a four-year term beginning upon appointment and ending December 31, 2024.

 

Interested applicants may confirm district residency and/or request an application packet by contacting Amber Scott at (360) 952-3317 and providing their street address and voter precinct number.   Completed application packets should be sent directly to:  Educational Service District 112, Attention:  Wendy Niehaus, 2500 NE 65th Avenue, Vancouver, WA 98661 no later than 4:30 p.m., June 10, 2021.

 

The superintendent of public instruction, a member of the State Board of Education, and educational service district superintendent, a member of a board of directors of a school district, a member of an educational service district board, a member of a governing board of either a private school or a private school district which conducts any grades kindergarten through twelve, officers appointed by any such governing board, and employees of a school district, an educational service district, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, a private school or a private school district are not eligible and should not apply.

 

Contact Info:

Amber Scott, Administrative Assistant to the Board of Directors, 360.952.3317.

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Drug take-back event collects 2,811 pounds of unused medications - 04/27/21

VANCOUVER, WA (April 27, 2021) – More than 1,075 residents in Clark, Skamania and Klickitat counties safely dropped off a total of 2,811 pounds of unused medications and 728 pounds of syringes during a multi-site drug take-back event on Saturday, April 24.

The medication disposal event was held at seven locations in three Southwest Washington counties and was organized by local youth substance use prevention coalitions, law enforcement agencies, community business partners, and volunteers.

“It’s inspiring to see so many members of the community committed to keeping medications out of the environment and to protecting their children and families from possible misuse and accidental poisoning from prescription drugs,” said Kelley Groen-Sieckmann, community prevention specialist with the Prevent Coalition and ESD 112. “Knowing that our prevention work is resonating with people is a huge win for prevention coalitions across the Southwest Washington region.”

All discarded medications were secured in boxes and will be transported for incineration by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. 

The Prevent Coalition would like to thank PeaceHealth Southwest Urgent Care, Kaiser Permanente Cascade Park, the Battle Ground Police Dept., Washougal Silver Star Search & Rescue, the Cowlitz Indian Tribal Public Safety Dept., the Skamania County Sheriff and the Klickitat County Sherriff’s Office for hosting the seven event sites.

Drug take-back events have been organized by prevention coalitions in Clark County since 2010. The events are now held twice a year (April and October) in multiple counties, and in partnership with the Washington State Health Care Authority and DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

For those that missed Saturday’s drug take-back event, unwanted medications can be disposed of year-round at several collection sites across Southwest Washington. Prescription and over-the-counter medication including controlled substances, such as painkillers and tranquilizers, can be taken to participating law enforcement agencies and pharmacies. Sharps and syringes can be taken for free disposal to local participating transfer and recovery centers.

Visit www.med-project.org to find nearby collection sites that accept medicine for safe, free disposal or to order pre-paid postage envelopes to dispose of medicine by mail. Do not flush or throw away unused medicine as it can be misused, cause accidental poisonings and pollute the environment and our drinking water.

ABOUT PREVENT COALITION:

Supported by the fiscal agent ESD 112, Prevent Coalition is a community coalition formed in 2003 to increase collaboration, awareness, and reduce youth substance use in Southwest Washington. Prevent also implements initiatives for rural communities across Washington state. As a community mobilizer, we’re creating a culture promoting healthy choices; advocating for policies and regulations that protect, empower and nurture youth; and facilitating positive opportunities for youth to be involved and thrive. For more info and to find a youth substance use prevention coalition in your community, visit www.preventcoalition.org.

5 Years Old? Get Them Enrolled
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Kindergarten Enrollment for the 2021-22 School Year Starts Now - 04/23/21

Clark & Cowlitz County, Wash. - School districts across Southwest Washington are now enrolling kindergarten students for the 2021-22 school year. While school may continue to look different in some respects because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, classes (a combination of both in-person and remote learning) will still begin in the fall.

Families with children who are five years of age by August 31, should start the enrollment process now. Begin by checking the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) website in your county of residence (links to Clark County and Cowlitz County GIS sites are included here) to determine your assigned school district. Then contact that school district to determine specific enrollment steps. In most cases, kindergarten enrollment can be completed online.

After a child has been registered for kindergarten in their assigned district, most districts conduct a school visit, but during the pandemic this visitation may be conducted virtually. You can find out a district’s process and protocols by getting in touch with your district of residence.

Clark & Cowlitz County School District Contact Information:

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Prevent Coalition urges community to "Secure Your Cannabis" - 04/22/21

VANCOUVER, WA (April 22, 2021) – On the heels of April 20 (4/20), a date commonly associated with cannabis, Prevent Coalition is reminding adults in Southwest Washington who have cannabis in the home to keep it secure to prevent small children and teens from accidental ingestion.

To help drive that message home, the Coalition has partnered with local cannabis retailers, community organizations and other prevention coalitions to develop a social media and point of purchase campaign called Secure Your Cannabis.

Any time customers purchase cannabis products from participating retailers, they will receive a reminder card encouraging them to secure their products and talk with youth about substances.

“The brain is still developing through adolescence, and cannabis use during this stage can alter its chemistry,” explained Jesse Jimenez, Community Prevention Project Coordinator for Prevention Coalition and ESD 112. “So not only is it important to keep cannabis secure and away from children and teens, it’s also equally important to have nonjudgmental conversations with young people about how cannabis impacts their brains differently than adults.”

Retailers participating in the Secure Your Cannabis campaign include:

  • Cannabis Country Store (1910 W Main St., Battle Ground)
  • The Herbery (four Vancouver locations: NE Fourth Plain; St. Johns Rd.; Chkalov; NE 78th St.)
  • High End Marketplace (1924 Broadway St., Vancouver)
  • Margies Pot Shop (405 E Steuben St., Cook)

In addition to the point of purchase cards, Prevent Coalition and ESD 112 will promote Secure Your Cannabis graphics on their social media channels over the coming days and weeks.

You can learn more and download campaign materials at http://bit.ly/secureyourcannabis. The website outlines the campaign, offers tools for talking to youth about Cannabis, describes laws in Washington and provides materials you can download to implement point of purchase projects.

About Prevent Coalition:

Supported by the fiscal agent ESD 112, Prevent Coalition is a community coalition formed in 2003 to increase collaboration, awareness, and reduce youth substance use in Southwest Washington. Prevent also implements initiatives for rural communities across Washington state. As a community mobilizer, we’re creating a culture promoting healthy choices; advocating for policies and regulations that protect, empower and nurture youth; and facilitating positive opportunities for youth to be involved and thrive. For more info, visit www.preventcoalition.org.

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Local prevention groups holding drive-thru drug take-back events April 24 - 04/19/21

VANCOUVER, WA (April 19, 2021) – Community prevention coalitions and law enforcement agencies in Southwest Washington are working together to host drive-thru drug take-back events at seven different locations in Clark, Skamania and Klickitat counties on Saturday, April 24, from 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Community members are encouraged to bring their unused and expired prescriptions and over-the-counter medications for safe, free disposal to any one of the following event sites:

Clark County:

  • PeaceHealth Southwest Urgent Care - 33rd & Main (south back lot), Vancouver
  • Kaiser Permanente Cascade Park - 12607 SE Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver
  • Battle Ground Police Department - 507 SW 1st St., Battle Ground
  • Washougal Silver Star Search & Rescue - 1220 A St., Washougal
  • Cowlitz Indian Tribal Public Safety Dept. - 31501 NW 31st Ave., Ridge?eld

Skamania County:

  • Skamania County Sheriff - 200 Vancouver Ave., Stevenson

Klickitat County:

  • Klickitat County Sherriff’s Office - 205 S Columbus Ave. (south doors of the courthouse), Goldendale

All sites will follow appropriate COVID-19 safety guidelines, with participants utilizing the in-vehicle drive-thru process to ensure safety.

Kelley Groen-Sieckmann, Community Prevention Specialist with the Prevent Coalition and ESD 112, said take back events are meant to promote safe medication disposal and reduce opioid and prescription misuse.

“We continue to have an opioid epidemic across the region that is being compounded by the pandemic with added stress, uncertainty and isolation,” she said. “75 percent of opioid misuse starts with people using medication that wasn’t prescribed for them - usually taken from a friend or family member. Simple steps, like properly disposing of medications, can help prevent that misuse.” 

All prescription and over-the-counter medications including pills, liquids and inhalers will be accepted at any of the drive-thru disposal events. Medications not in original containers will also be accepted. Community-based medicine take-back events and disposal sites are the only safe way to dispose of medication. Never flush or throw medicine in the trash, it pollutes the environment and our waterways.

Please note that the Peacehealth Southwest Urgent Care site is the only location accepting sharps and syringes (noncommercial sources only). Additionally, all event sites except the Cowlitz Indian Tribal Public Safety Dept. will collect vape pens and e-cigarettes without batteries for disposal.

Medicine take-back events in Southwest Washington are funded in partnership by Washington State Health Care Authority. For more info about the event or free year-round medication disposal sites, visit bit.ly/DTBE42421.

ABOUT PREVENT COALITION:

Supported by the fiscal agent ESD 112, Prevent Coalition is a community coalition formed in 2003 to increase collaboration, awareness, and reduce youth substance use in Southwest Washington. Prevent also implements initiatives for rural communities across Washington state. As a community mobilizer, we’re creating a culture promoting healthy choices; advocating for policies and regulations that protect, empower and nurture youth; and facilitating positive opportunities for youth to be involved and thrive. For more info, visit www.preventcoalition.org.

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