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Kelso School District Releases Snow Make-up Dates - 01/13/17

The Kelso School District calendar committee recently met to determine the make-up dates to address the days that have been called for inclement weather (snow days). The calendar committee is comprised of representatives from each of our employee groups.

The proposed changes were approved by the school board at their regular meeting on January 9, 2017. Please mark your calendars to reflect these changes.

For the 2016 -- 2017 calendar these adjustments will be made for all schools except Wallace:

Days Missed Due to Inclement Weather.........Adjusted Makeup Day
December 8, 2016.............................................February 17, 2017
December 9, 2016.............................................January 23, 2017
December 15, 2016...........................................March 9, 2017
December 19, 2016...........................................March 10, 2017
January 11, 2017................................................June 14, 2017
January 12, 2017...............................................June 15, 2017
January 13, 2017...............................................June 16, 2017


For Wallace Elementary these adjustment will be made:

Days Missed Due to Inclement Weather........Adjusted Makeup Day
December 8, 2016............................................February 17, 2017
December 9, 2016............................................June 5, 2017
December 15, 2016..........................................June 12, 2017
December 19, 2016..........................................June 19, 2017
January 11, 2017...............................................March 10, 2017
January 12, 2017..............................................June 23, 2017
January 13, 2017..............................................June 26, 2017

For more information or questions relating to the schedule, please call Beth Grambo, Assistant to the Superintendent, at 360-501-1927.

Kelso School District Board Appoints Howard Sharples, Looks to Fill Remaining Open Position - 01/10/17

The Kelso School Board has appointed former Kelso High School teacher Howard Sharples to fill the board position vacated by Rob Gibbs. A highly effective and popular teacher during his tenure, Mr. Sharples is looking forward to using his classroom knowledge to help shape the future for Kelso students.

"We are excited to have Mr. Sharples join us," said Kelso Board President, Bob Lucas. "We are confident he will be an exemplary board member."

At their January 9th meeting, the Kelso School District Board of Directors accepted the resignation of Patty Wood, who was recently elected to the Washington State Board of Education. She served on the Kelso Board since 2003.

"Patty Wood has been a passionate advocate for education at the local, state, and federal levels," Mr. Lucas, stated. "While the Kelso School District will definitely miss her presence on our board, she will be a very positive force shaping educational policy at the state level."

Applications for the vacant board position are now available in the Superintendent's Office and are due by 5 p.m. January 20. The duties of a Kelso School District Board Member are stated in Policy 1220 and the key functions of the Board are stated in Policy 1005.

Policy 1220: http://www.kelso.wednet.edu/Portals/0/Documents/Policies/Policies_Regulations/1000/1220P%20Duties.pdf?ver=2013-12-20-102959-703

Policy 1005:
http://www.kelso.wednet.edu/Portals/0/Documents/Policies/Policies_Regulations/1000/1005%20Key%20Functions%20-%20Revised.pdf?ver=2015-01-14-160747-133

For more information or questions relating to the process, please call Beth Grambo, Assistant to the Superintendent, at 360-501-1927.