Alisha Dodds


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Childcare Financial Assistance

The State of Oregon is helping eligible families pay for childcare during the COVID-19 pandemic. Working parents are strongly encouraged to click here for more information about the ERDC – Employment-Related Day Care – program. Eligible families can use a childcare center or a registered or certified family childcare home. You also may be able...
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Superintendent Chris Parra Announces Retirement

Bethel School District Superintendent Chris Parra has announced her retirement, effective at the end of the current school year. This news was shared at Monday night’s School Board meeting. Chris will leave big shoes to fill because in her 5 years as Superintendent she has done – and continues to do – so much. Chris...
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Voters Approve Bethel Bond Measure

Bethel voters have given a resounding Yes to the Bethel School District bond measure. The 66% Yes vote means Bethel will be able to replace its oldest school, Cascade Middle School, which opened in 1955. A new Vocational Education Center will be built at Willamette High School and Vocational Ed classrooms added at Kalapuya High...
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County COVID-19 Rates Remain Too High

Lane County has released its updated COVID-19 case rates, and they are still too high to meet the standards for a return to in-person learning. However, our COVID rates have improved, and the lower the numbers the better our chances of reopening schools to at least some in-person instruction. Last Friday, the state instituted new...
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State Relaxes School Reopening Metrics

Some state COVID-19 requirements have been relaxed, bringing Oregon closer to the standards recommended by the CDC and more in line with the requirements set by most states. This means possibly allowing students to return to in-school instruction sooner. Currently, Lane County’s COVID-19 case rate is still too high for us to welcome students back...
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Update On Reopening Schools

We are entering our 5th week of Comprehensive Distance Learning. As promised when school started in September, the District is constantly reviewing the COVID metrics for the possibility of reopening schools for in-person instruction. You may know that the COVID rates in Lane County have gone the opposite way we had hoped, which is not...
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