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Last updated 9/5/2019 at 12:31pm

EdCC president gets pay raise after first year

Edmonds Community College's president, Amit Singh, is getting a pay increase from the Board of Trustees after his first year at the Lynnwood school.

Singh received a 3% cost-of-living-adjustment, bumping his salary to $258,258 a year, or more than $21,500 a month.

Singh replaced former President Jean Hernandez as the college's sixth president since its founding in 1967 in Edmonds.

Edmonds CC had a $1.3 million budget deficit last year, which forced it to make spending cuts.

This June, the state Board for Community and Technical Colleges increased the cost of tuition by 2.4% for all community colleges statewide.

EdCC's fall quarter begins Sept. 23.

Bus-riding tips for local students

Back to school means back to the bus for many.

The Edmonds School District has some information for parents and guardians. First, for general education bus stops, make sure your student is visible at the bus stop at least five minutes before the stop time. The bus will stop only if a student is visible.

You should make sure your student knows what bus stop is theirs. For younger students, take them to the stop before they ride the bus. Let them know if they should expect you at the bus stop.

In addition, let your student know to remain on the bus if there is a problem. If your student does not see their bus stop or if they do not see someone they expect, they should stay on the bus. The driver will help them and we will contact you. Alert your school bus driver or call us if you have questions or concerns.

Because of security concerns, your student should only board the school bus when directed by the driver to do so.

Make certain your student knows his or her route numbers. For younger students, attach routing information to their backpack.

For safe school bus riding, students should follow the school bus driver's directions the first time and every time; remain seated; and speak quietly.

New before- and after-school care program available

Right At School is now licensed and will offer before- and after-school care options at elementary schools for the new year.

Enrollment for the program began this past spring and, as of mid-August, there are 600 families expected to participate.

Before-school care is available starting at 6:30 a.m. and after-school care runs until 6 or 6:30 p.m., depending on the school. You can register online through Right At School or by calling 855-287-2466. Right At School is a fee-based program. Madrona K-8 will not offer Right At School this school year, but will offer the Kids Krew program.


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