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[Updated: 8-27, 10:45 a.m.] Two districts delay school for a week

Sept. 8 start due to fire issues


Grand Coulee Dam School District Superintendent Dennis Carlson announced Wednesday that both he and Nespelem School District Superintendent Rich Stewart have agreed to delay the opening of their respective schools until Sept. 8.

Both schools were scheduled to begin Sept. 1, but with the problem of wildfires and smoke, it was decided on the delay.

In Nespelem, Sept. 8 will actually be a training day for teachers, not a school day for students. Nespelem's annual welcoming barbecue is set for Sept. 9 at 5 p.m. The first full day of classes is Thursday, Sept. 10

Carlson said that this Thursday...

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