A Portland-area parent was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Feb. 19 just moments after dropping his children off at a bus stop.

Immigration officials said they arrested Tomas Galvan-Rodriguez during a routine traffic stop. Bus stops are typically what the agency considers sensitive locations where officers avoid making arrests.

The bus stop where Galvan-Rodriguez was found was not a “known marked stop,” an agency spokeswoman said.

The arrest rattled Tigard-Tualatin School District officials and board members, who expressed their dismay during a meeting earlier this week.

News of such immigration events have become somewhat common in area school districts recently.

Portland Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero last year said last year that a parent was arrested by immigration officials in his district and a third grade teacher at Bridger Elementary is also fighting deportation.

Earlier this month, KGW reported on a Woodlawn Elementary School student who was deported.

Portland Public Schools wants to pour millions into hiring mental health specialists, teachers and counselors:

Oregon’s largest school district will get about $39 million more in state funding next year, its share of a $1 billion per year corporate activities tax lawmakers passed in 2019. Nearly a quarter of the district’s Student Success Act funds will be earmarked to shrink and stabilize class sizes. Here’s what else district officials have planned for the cash.

From the inbox:

Four Lent School students are heading to the state chess competition. The team, coached by third grade teacher Ron Morgan, placed first in a regional tournament earlier this week, their second such win in as many years.

The Gresham-Barlow district has launched a mobile classroom that allows students to get hands-on lessons in science, technology, art, math and more. The Tomorrow Bus supplements the traditional classroom experience with gadgets and gizmos like 3D printers and basic coding stations.

Tomorrow Bus

The Gresham-Barlow District unveiled the Tomorrow Bus, a mobile STEM station, on Feb. 21.Photo courtesy Andrea Sherman

Tomorrow Bus

The Tomorrow Bus is outfitted with gadgets and gizmos like 3D printers and basic coding stations.Photo courtesy Andrea Sherman

An in-depth look at the Concordia closure:

Oregonian/OregonLive reporters Jeff Manning and Molly Young have the details on how the century-old private university’s fate was sealed by a bevy of factors, including shrinking enrollment and a multimillion-dollar deal with an online vendor that ate more than half its revenues by the time it came time to shutter. And it all came to a head just before a $355,000 fundraiser. Here’s the latest in the saga of Portland’s Concordia University.

Live from North Portland, it’s theater night at Roosevelt High:

When Jo Strom Lane announced auditions for Roosevelt High School’s production of “Bring It On,” she expected about 20 kids to audition. Instead, more than four times as many turned out. The North Portland school is set to debut the rollicking next week. The Oregonian/OregonLive’s Tom Hallman went behind the scenes with the cast and director.

Education stories from around Oregon:

About half a million U.S.-born minors live in Mexico. And one of them, Andrea Perez of Ontario, moved back to her home state to graduate from high school and pursue a career as a medical researcher. Perez is one of many such students in Maya Rodriguez’s class at Ontario High and has been accepted to the honors program at Oregon State University. The Malheur Enterprise’s Yadira Lopez reports.

A second grader in Roseburg is the first in his school’s history to walk 100 miles in its Green On the Run program. Green Elementary student Jamir Palmer crossed that milestone, earning accolades from staff and faculty. The Roseburg News-Review’s Sanne Godfrey has the story.

More education headlines from The Oregonian/OregonLive:

Here’s how Portland Public Schools wants to spend $39 million in new state funding

Gonzaga suspends study abroad program over coronavirus (via The Associated Press)

Education coverage from other Portland-area media:

Many Mt. Hood Community College Students unsure of food and housing (The Gresham Outlook, subscription)

Vandals strike Centennial High’s food pantry bus twice in one week (The Gresham Outlook, subscription)

David Douglas School District nabs $10,000 music award (The Portland Tribune, subscription)

And across the state:

Student’s bake sale funds art, recess supplies at May Street (The Hood River News)

Oregon Coast Community College bids farewell to longtime dean of students (The Lincoln City News Guard)

After reassignment, Seaside middle school principal submits resignation (The Seaside Signal)

On paying athletes, Treasure Valley Community College says education should remain top focus (The Argus Observer, subscription)



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