The Methow Valley is surrounded by wilderness, filled with a sense of community and fueled by the arts.  Comprised of nearly 4,800 full time residents, it is nestled in north central Washington, with the Methow river acting as its anchor.

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facts

The estimated median household income is $44,000, as reported in 2016.  Of this, a little over 600 students from the greater valley attend the public school system.  Almost one-third of children living in the Methow live in households earning less than the federal poverty level, or $24,300 for a family of four.  As a result,  40% of students attending our local schools are currently on the free & reduced lunch program.

 

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programming

Ian was incredibly passionate about ensuring that all students have access to the same education and the outdoors as he has had both while growing up and while being a member of the community.  Through the Ian Fair Fund for the Methow Campus, we will work to make this a reality for both students of the Methow to access a world-class educational experience as well as Bush School students becoming integrated into rural communities to help develop a more comprehensive world view.