HASSO HERING

A perspective from Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley

A plan to close Central Elementary School

Written September 14th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

A surprising development popped up during Monday’s meeting of the Albany School Board: There’s a plan to close Central School as an elementary school and use it for other district programs.


Students push back on new class schedule

Written May 31st, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Three students at West are worried about the common class schedule for 2021-22 that was announced for West and South Albany high schools last week. They’re so concerned that they launched a petition asking the school board to take another look.


Expect three new faces on GAPS board

Written March 21st, 2021 by Hasso Hering

On rides last week and again Sunday, this was the only campaign sign for Albany School Board I had seen. It reminded me that the filing deadline for the May 18 elections was last Thursday, and it led to a surprise.


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.


Our schools, an anchor of support

Written March 15th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

In response to the coronavirus outbreak, Oregon schools had no choice but to close. But now they are proving themselves to be the essential community resources they are. And this is especially true of the Greater Albany Public Schools.


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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