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State’s Release of Funds May Remove Kent School District’s RIF Plan

In a press release late Friday, the Kent School District (KSD) announced that the planned reduction in force (RIF) may be cancelled because of a change in State funding linked to HB 6362, signed...

KSD Schedules Four Mid-April Community Conversations

After last week's Kent School District (KSD) board meeting, the district has scheduled four one-hour "community conversation" sessions at the four district high schools.  Confronted by an angry overflow crowd on the news of...

Remembering Lake Desire Neighbor Darrell Wayne Anderson

Darrell Wayne Anderson of Renton, WA passed away after a long battle with Leukemia at the age of 87 on March 13, 2018 at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle. He was...

Packed KSD Board Meeting Filled with Heated Comments from Students, Parents, Staff, Community

After announcing their intent to lay off 127 teachers and support staff the day before, the Kent School District board members and Superintendent Calvin Watts spent three of the 3.5 hour meeting listening to students,...

Kent School District Announces Second Wave of Layoffs

The Kent School District (KSD) announced a second wave of layoffs, totaling 127 full time staff and nine administrative positions, in a news release Tuesday afternoon.  The layoffs become effective for the 2018-2019 school...

Fairwood Neighbor Struggles with ‘Sod Sushi’

Fairwood area neighbor Lori Wheeler recently posted an interesting photo of night marauders, causing havoc with her newly laid sod. After unrolling the previous night's work, the masked, grub-seeking bandits would return and do their...

Kentlake Drama Presents ‘The Little Mermaid’

Kentlake High School's spring musical is Disney's "The Little Mermaid," opening this Friday, March 16. Kentlake Drama encourages all to support the arts and "dive under the sea as talented drama students bring this classic...