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Foster kids have dismal graduation rates, Reynolds holds budget workshops and more

PMG FILE PHOTO - Fewer kids in foster care make it to high school graduation than their peers.

Foster kids struggle to graduate on time

Only 35 percent of students in foster care graduate in four years, an abysmally low rate, even compared with the 77 percent of all Oregon students that graduate on time.

Oregon's graduation rate is among the worst in the country. Students in foster care are also three times as likely to leave school without a credential, statistics from the Oregon Department of Education show.

Play bingo, fund scholarships

Corbett Education Foundation is hosting a "Family Fun Bingo Night" to raise money for scholarships starting at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 6.

Cost is $10 for 14 years old and older, $5 for 13 years old and younger and includes pizza, salad, beverage, cookie and two bingo cards. Dinner starts at 5 p.m. and bingo starts at 6 p.m. There are many prizes. The event will be held in the Corbett School multipurpose building, 35800 E. Historic Columbia River Highway.

Reynolds holds public budget workshops

The Reynolds School District will hold two budget workshops this month so people can learn general information about how the budget process works for Oregon school districts.

The workshops will be used to outline the budget process and brief Reynolds new budget committee members. The public is invited to observe the workshops and gain insight into the system of budget management.

The first workshop is from 6-10 p.m. Thursday April 11. The second is 6-10 p.m. Thursday, April 18. Both are at Woodland Elementary School, 21607 N.E. Glisan St.

Plant party grows in Rockwood

Kids and their grownups can decorate a ceramic pot and plant a trailing succulent called Donkey Tail or Sedum Morganianum in a free workshop from 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 10, at the Rockwood Library, 17917 S.E. Stark St.

Call 503-988-5123 for more information.

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