At last night’s Bend City Council meeting, the council voted to amend the Bend City Code to allow murals to be painted across the city, an idea first pitched to them by a group of local 5th graders.
The students from Elk Meadow Elementary wanted permission to paint a mural on a retention wall near their school, but the city only allowed for murals to be painted on businesses in the Makers District.
Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan spoke with one city counselor about why the chose to expand the program to allow murals across the City of Bend.
Fire and emergency management teams are asking that residents begin protecting their homes from potential disaster during wildfire season. Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan met with members of the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Oregon, the Bend Fire Department and Project Wildfire for an in-depth look at how you can create defensible spaces around your home to protect it and your family from wildfire.
Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan highlights the “Day of Action” in which educators, school staff, parents, and many others across the state took to the streets to bring attention to Oregon’s lack of education funding and the impact it is having on our public schools.
The President of OSU, Ed Ray, is in Bend to discuss the future of OSU as a whole, and plans specifically for the Bend campus. That includes new academic buildings which would come with cuts and tuition hikes.
A Central Oregon school administrator was named Principal of the Year in Oregon on Thursday, and the best part is that he didn’t know about it until his staff and students surprised him with the news at a special assembly on Thursday afternoon, and Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan was there for the priceless moment.
The state of Oregon’s graduation rates are some of the lowest in the country. To try and fix that problem, senator Ron Wyden is working to give schools financial support, if their graduation rates are lower than 70 percent.
Today, he toured Marshall High School in Bend to see how they are taking those much needed funds and turning them into a positive change for their students.
Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan has details.
Studies have shown a strong positive connection between attendance and graduation rates in schools and in La Pine, the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office is hoping to help motivate students to show up to class. Sheriff’s deputies put on their lights and sirens, brought along their K9 teams and even brought some doughnuts out to one elementary school today to help get students in the door.
Central Oregon Daily’s Anyssa Bohanan was there this morning and spoke with officers and school officials on why attendance is so important.