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N/GRV School Board Notes


December 20, 2018

The Naselle-Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors met for its monthly meeting on December 18 at the Grays River Fire Hall.

In personnel matters, the board approved the hire of Steven McConnell, bus driver, and the resignation of Chris Dorman, assistant baseball coach.

In other matters of business, the board accepted a donation from the Gudmundsen Family on behalf of the Associated Student Body to assist with Comet Athletics.

Larry Harding of Nemah donated $500 to help students in need with school lunches.

A discussion was held on the drastic decrease in residents at the Naselle Youth Camp. The superintendent and board members have been reaching out to legislators to make sure the drop in enrollment remains at the forefront of conversations.

Superintendent Nelson shared a compliment the basketball teams had received from the coach at Concordia Christian: "I just wanted to tell you that your students, student athletes, parents and coaches are a total class act. It was some of the best basketball I have watched in a long time. There was great sportsmanship, really good play and nothing but class exhibited by both schools. Your teams were classy and respectful. Please pass this along to the coaches, athletes, and fans."

Superintendent Nelson also shared that several winter sport athletes had been named to All-League and All-State Teams.

In the public comment section, Lynley Manke and Susan Burkhalter spoke of the benefits of the Mandarin program and asked that the board continue to support the program and its teachers in a variety of ways.

The next school board meeting will be on January 15 in the Middle School Commons, beginning at 6:30 p.m.


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