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Last updated 10/26/2016 at 10:03am

GRAND COULEE—The Grand Coulee Dam School District board Monday night approved two hires and accepted one resignation.

Hired were Jeremy Crollard as seventh grade football coach; and Tom Severns as a school bus driver.

Resigning was Pete Adolphe as eighth-grade girls basketball coach.

Enrollment up

The enrollment for Grand Coulee Dam schools for October was 713 students, an increase of six from the previous month. The elementary school lost two students and the junior/senior high school gained eight. The district budgeted for 690 students for the current school year.

Fire day

March 2, 2017, has been set by the district schools as a makeup day due to the day missed due to wild fires in the area. March 2, is the first day of spring break.

Chain link fencing is complete around the school district’s bus parking area in an effort to keep fuel thefts down. School superintendent Paul Turner told the school board that if this didn’t work then the district might have to install more lighting and possibly cameras.

NESPELEM—The Nespelelm and Grand Coulee Dam school districts have scheduled a joint board meeting for Nov. 7. Details of the agenda and meeting location are being worked out.

School enrollment is up with Nespelem School serving 135 full-time-equivalent students, compared to the budgeted 110 for the current school year.

The Parent Education Committee is recommending involvement with a Salish language conference.

The board Monday night approved a three-year agreement negotiated with the Nespelem Education Association. Negotiations with employees not represented by a union are continuing.


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