Albany schools – Hasso Hering


A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

On Oak Grove, only the kids are missing

Written July 23rd, 2020 by Hasso Hering

The white posts that recently popped up on Oak Grove Drive in North Albany look like, well, white posts. Actually they are “delineators” that Benton County installed to make a safer walkway for children between Oak Grove School and Scenic Drive, about a quarter-mile apart.

Albany protest, why school buses were there

Written June 4th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

What were school buses doing at the downtown Albany demonstration for racial justice on Tuesday? I got that question from one reader, and on Thursday I asked the school district. The answer came right away.

Maple Lawn to continue as a preschool

Written February 22nd, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Albany Parks and Recreation Director Kim Lyddane has good news for all those parents who pleaded with the city council last spring not to close the Maple Lawn Preschool: Subject to council and school board approval, the place will stay open and Greater Albany Public Schools will cover the expense.

A rally in red, but no one missed school

Written May 8th, 2019 by Hasso Hering

[youtube video=”XJwsh4Anqtk” rel=”0″] Several hundred Albany educators rallied for more funding today, but unlike some other Oregon districts, GAPS didn’t shut down to make the demonstration possible.

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