Estacada News Briefs
Shred event set for May 7
Get rid of those old financial documents safely at a "shredathon" sponsored by the Estacada Chamber of Commerce.
The event runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 7. It is a drive-thru in front of the Fire Station, 261 S.E. Fifth Ave.
Folks can bring three grocery bags or two banker boxes full of papers for destruction.
Please do not include any rubber bands, plastic bags, binders, paper clips, metal or DVDs.
Financial donations will be gladly accepted, but are not required.
School budget members named
The Estacada School District appointed four new members to the budget committee after getting one application for each open volunteer position.
Helena Snyder, was tapped for Position 1, Melanie Wagner for Position 3, Ralph Branson for Position 5 and Carol Kaiser-Worthey for Position 6.
The budget committee reviews the financial programs of the district, reviews the proposed district budget as presented by the superintendent and recommends an annual or biennial district budget.
The budget committee meetings are open to the public, and the committee has to have at least one meeting.
The budget committee will have its first meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, May 12, and a second at 7 p.m. Thursday May 19.
The school board is scheduled to adopt the budget at its meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 9.
Class of 2025 is on track
Despite two years of education under pandemic conditions, most ninth graders at Estacada High School are on track to graduate in four years.
At the end of the first semester of this school year, 61.5% of freshmen were on track to graduate, compared with 48% last year. That sophomore class has boosted its performance increasing that 48% to 61%, the district said in a social media broadcast.
Superintendent Ryan Carpenter said "we still have a lot of big time work to do," but the district is confident the Ranger class of 2025 will graduate in solid numbers.
The criteria for "freshmen on track" to graduate is based on students having passed a proportionate number of classes and earned enough credits, including core classes, to graduate on time. Students who are behind in credits or fail a class have opportunities to make up those credits.
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