Our children have attended 4 different schools as they have grown up. Yacolt Primary is the best by far. Ken Evans helped my son when he was being bullied by another child. The front desk staff is always helpful and friendly. The teachers allow parent volenteers so you can be involved in your child's education. This is a cozy small town school that you can still bring homemade cupcakes in for your child's birthday.
The district uses a community learning methodology. They say it works for 75 to 80 percent of the kids, and are fine with the fact this means 25% will be failing. There is bullying on the buses, response from the principle was to suggest our son not ride the bus.
I am a parent with three children who have attended Yacolt Primary. While the teaching staff have been informative and professional, the principal seems disinterested in children with educational challenges. He may listen to concerns but does little or nothing to improve the situation. I have heard similar remarks from other parents with special needs children. I do not believe this individual should be in the position of school administrator for primary aged children. If not for the assistance of the school psychologist, my child would not have received the help they needed and were entitled to by law. I hope other parents will step forward and share their opinions. If you are the parent of a child with any special needs at Yacolt, I recommend you stay vigilant and protect their rights.
I am discusted with the principal leadership and the lack of care for the students there have been times where they have refused to let young students use the bathroom even when they are about to pee thier pants..and I have witnessed employees bieng repremanded for allowing the students to use the restroom.