Graduation at Safeco costs district a pretty penny

July 28, 2009

Ticket sales generate most revenue to pay for it

Ask any parent and they’ll tell you graduations can be expensive. But for a school district with 1,104 students, that can really add up. Read more

ESL classes cut at Issaquah church

April 6, 2009

Elizabeth Maupin

Elizabeth Maupin

Renton Technical College administrators ended English as a second language classes taught at the Community Church of Issaquah as the college trims costs. The classes ended March 26 with the last day of the winter quarter.

Administrators cut $884,000 to close a widening budget gap. They laid off 13 part-time ESL instructors, closed the college’s swimming pool and pared operating expenses.

Elizabeth Falconer, an ESL instructor who taught a class in Issaquah, lost her job at the end of the winter quarter. Falconer and a co-instructor taught 22 students in a morning class offered at the church. Read more

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