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Peterson resigns from Washougal board after seven years of volunteer service; district seeks director in District 3 and in District 1 - 08/19/14
The Washougal School District is accepting applications to fill a position on its Board of Directors. The successful applicant serves Director District 3, succeeding Blaine Peterson, who has resigned from the board effective July 10, 2014.

Blaine Peterson was elected to the Washougal School Board in March 2007 and his leadership and commitment to the district is deeply appreciated. He has submitted his resignation because he has purchased a home in Washougal outside of District 3.

Applicants must be registered voters and reside within District 3. The Board will appoint a candidate to serve for the remainder of Peterson's term, through the end of 2017. At that time, the appointed board member may file for a four-year term.

For more information about the position, residency requirements, and application materials, please contact Cassi Marshall, (360) 954-3005 or cassi.marshall@washougalsd.org.

School Board members are responsible for policy and governance of the Washougal School District and for providing direction to the superintendent.

The district is also seeking applications for the District 1 position, which was vacated by Jocelyn Lindsay who moved out of the area.

To view a map of Director District boundaries, visit our web site: http://www.washougal.k12.wa.us/schoolboard/boardzones.htm

Washougal School District hosts forum with focus on school safety - 08/18/14
The Washougal School District will host a School Safety and Facilities Planning Forum to address school safety concerns, facilities conditions, and to plan for future needs and growth.

The forum will be held from 6-8 p.m. August 25 at the Washougal School District Office, 4855 Evergreen Way, Washougal.

During the 2013-14 school year, a Long Range Facility Planning Committee evaluated the needs and conditions of school district facilities and prepared recommendations to ensure that Washougal school facilities support a safe, positive environment for student learning and success.

The committee's recommendations include several priorities for the district, including improving school entrance safety as well as planning for anticipated growth. The district has grown by an average of 70 students per year over the past three years.

The committee consisted of 18 members representing Washougal area citizens, district staff, two School Board members and other individuals with professional expertise in facility planning. They reviewed nearly 300 needs identified by the district and toured school buildings over the course of several months. The evaluation separated the needs into two basic categories - facility needs that should be funded through voter-approved bonds and facility needs that should be addressed through the district's annual budget process. The highest priority identified by the committee was the need to improve the safety and security of every district school.

A copy of the Long Range Facility Planning Committee's final report can be found on the district website at http://bit.ly/1qcGg7V

You may RSVP your planned attendance to Cassi Marshall at 360-954-3005 or cassi.marshall@washougalsd.org.