The Longview Public School bus driver arrested under the suspicion of driving under the influence remains on administrative leave while the internal investigation is completed. The district expects to complete the investigation early next week and will share the outcome.
About the situation Superintendent Dan Zorn said, “We are thankful all our students arrived home safely.”
The district immediately started a review of transportation operations and procedures to determine how the incident occurred and identify what, if any, new safety measures should be implemented. After the review, Superintendent Zorn announced changes.
Dan Zorn said. “To help ensure this situation never happens again we implemented an improved process for screening drivers prior to driving their routes each day. The safety and security of our students and staff is a top priority.”
Additionally, Zorn announced a State of Washington Department of Education transportation representative is reviewing district bus operations and may have other safety measures to consider for implementation.
The Longview Schools transportation department is an award winning team of individuals with an outstanding safety record. The incident that occurred is not indicative of the great work Longview Public School drivers do every day.
Longview, Washington is a city in Southwest Washington State about 45 minutes north of Portland, Oregon. Longview Public Schools serves about 6,500 students who live in Cowlitz County, WA. Dr. Dan Zorn is the district superintendent.
For additional information contact Rick Parrish, (360) 575-7019
Want to become a cheerleader? Come to the Mark Morris Junior Cheer Clinic and learn what cheer leading is all about!
This event will be Friday, October 11th. Ages 4 years – 5th grade are welcome!
8am – 11am We will be teaching Cheers and Jumps with Cheerleaders at Mark Morris High School. Small snacks will be provided.
7pm The participants of this event will perform during the Half-Time show at Longview Memorial Stadium.
Please RSVP by September 27th.
RSVP via email to email@example.com or text/call 360-430-4003 and leave a message for Coach Michelle
Please leave child’s name, grade, shirt size, and return phone number on message.
More information can be downloaded below.
Come visit R.A. Long’s new High-Tech Vocational Work Center Thursday at 5:00 pm!
The Longview Police Department has given the district the “All Clear” signal. Any students still at school will now be allowed to take the bus or walk home. Students riding the bus will be dropped off at their normal bus stop. The school district worked closely with the Longview Police Department to keep our students and staff members safe, and to provide families clear information during this incident, and we appreciate your patience.
Safety and security of our students and staff members is our top priority.
Labor day is this Monday. School will not be in session on that day. Have a fantastic weekend!
Today we started off the 2019-2020 school year. We are happy to see our students again and can’t wait to have a fun-filled year with each and every one of them! Thank you all who made this first day of school a wonderful experience!
Longview Public Schools help students launch successfully into college and career. We’d like to introduce a number of our (fairly recent) graduates and highlight their accomplishments and career trajectories. Here is a notable Rising Star:
- Northlake Elementary
- Monticello Middle School
- RA Long Class of 2015
- Bachelor’s in Economics – Harvard Class of 2019
- Associate Product Marketing Manager at Google – September 2019
“This is my dream job. This is the job I wanted forever,” said Sarah Luedke of her new position, right out of college, at Google. She landed it the same way she’s achieved so many other things: by setting goals and never ceasing to work toward them.
“I’ve always been very goal-driven, from an early age. I have memories of spending hours on my own training in the gym so I could get good enough for a scholarship.” Luedke went on to play basketball for Harvard after being a four-year starter at RA Long and breaking eight records in points, blocks and rebounds.
When asked about people who have motivated or inspired her, she said, “My parents and grandparents have all been hard workers. Seeing their dedication has been influential.” She also mentioned Susan Andrew (now Susan Greenberg), one of her teachers at Northlake Elementary. “She gave me a passion for learning. And, at a young age, gave me the feeling that I could do things.”
Luedke recollects, “I was never the smartest one in the room in Harvard, but I always felt just as capable as anyone else. I always had something to contribute.”
Her advice for LPS students, “Don’t sell yourself short. You have something to offer.”
Want to know more about Sarah? Read these articles from The Daily News:
Scholar athlete of the year: RAL’s Sarah Luedke
RAL senior Luedke to continue hoops career at Harvard
We are excited to see our students tomorrow! Looking forward to a fantastic 2019-2020 school year!
Wednesday, August 22nd we welcomed our staff members to the 2019-2020 school year. In our presentation we honored many staff members for their years of service to Longview Public Schools. Below is a list of all those wonderful staff members!
10 Years of Service:
Administrative: Jill Diehl
Certificated: Kimmie Flint, Sharon Moore, Holly Parr, Colin Wells
Classified: Dianne Morrow, Holly Pfenniger
20 Years of Service:
Administrative: Rich Reeves
Certificated: Richard Barella, Shanon Ewers, Michael Fajardo, Debora Hauck, Rebecca Hibberd, Terri Mickelson, Kim Ulman, Jill Whitright, Jodi Wygant
Classified: Betsy Roth, David Nofsinger
30 Years of Service:
Certificated: Troy Fugleberg, Lauren Princehouse, Crystal Totten, Eric VanZaten, Lisa Verage
Classified: Donna Jessen, Marc Phipps
35 Years of Service:
Administrative: Rick Lecker
Certificated: Teri Nickerson, Dan Nickerson, Lori Parcell, Stephen Powell
Classified: David Gunderson
40 Years of Service:
Certificated: Carolyn Kochis
Classified: Danette Ohlson Huttunen
45 Years of Service:
Certificated: Cheryl Peters