HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

West’s spiffy front also has a new address

Written June 6th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

There’s one odd little detail I had not noticed before about the new part of West Albany High School, the $62 million expansion that was completed this year. It’s that although the building hasn’t moved, its address has changed.


Albany school construction: Keeping track

Written December 30th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

From the street, you don’t see much of the progress the builders are making on the $62 million expansion of West Albany High School. But there’s a way to get a better picture, one that’s detailed and complete: The monthly report.


Distance learning: Here’s part of Albany’s cost

Written August 21st, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Greater Albany Public Schools is trying to make sure all students from kindergarten through 12th grade have their own computer with which to take part in the online distance learning the district will offer this fall. I wondered about one part of the cost, and I got an answer today.


New Albany schools may get some use

Written August 13th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Albany’s newest school buildings probably won’t sit completely empty when the school year starts even though, because of the corona crisis, all instruction will be done online.


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.


 
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