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Woman says half-days for state basketball disrupted much


Is it right to disrupt school for hundreds of students because of a sport played by a small percentage of them?

That was a topic of discussion at the Grand Coulee Dam School District’s Board of Directors meeting March 25.

Cathy LaPlace addressed the board in the public-comment section of the meeting.

LaPlace is the wife of Director George LaPlace, and the two have students in the district.

Cathy LaPlace criticized the school’s last-minute decision to have two half-days of school in March because of the Raiders high school basketball team competing in the state tournament in Spokane....

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