Ted Piccolo, a member of the school board, has been named the Lake Roosevelt High School head baseball coach. He was named at a meeting of the school board last Wednesday night.
School officials said this week that the flu season has hit the district, but not too hard to date.
Lake Roosevelt High School reported that an average of about 10 are missing school each day. The high school has 212 students. At the Middle School, absences are running from 10-15 a day. There are about 200 students there. And at Center Elementary School absences are running about 12 percent of its 220 students.
Not all absences are related to flu, officials stated. Absences last Friday spiked a little higher because it was the final day of school before a Monday holiday
A blood drive will be held Monday from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Professional Building A (the former clinic building) at Coulee Medical Center.
Gov. Jay Inslee, State Attorney General Bob Ferguson and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder met in Washington, D.C. Tuesday to discuss the implentation of the state’s new marijuana law, which runs counter to federal statutes that declare possession a crime.
“Today, we had a cordial, successful first meeting,” Ferguson said. “Governor Inslee and I communicated Washington state’s intention to move forward in implementing I-502. We have assembled a legal team in the Attorney General’s Office, and I have made legal implementation of this initiative a top priority. This will be an on-going discussion, and we plan to continue our dialogue with Attorney General Holder in the coming months.”