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News Release
Rick Gonzales Joins Kiona-Benton School Board (Photo) - 12/22/21

BENTON CITY, WA – During last night’s special board meeting, the Kiona-Benton City School District Board of Directors appointed Rick Gonzales as the new school board director for District #5. Mr. Gonzales will take his official oath of office and be sworn in during the first regular board meeting next month on January 10, 2022.

With a background serving in the military and law enforcement, Mr. Gonzales is passionate about the safety and wellbeing of Benton City students. In his application, Mr. Gonzales emphasized the importance of moving away from complaining about a situation and instead taking action to make positive change.

“I am willing to commit to this position and work hard at it with integrity, an open mind, and a caring attitude towards our students, school staff, and parents,” Mr. Gonzales stated.

The district is pleased to welcome Mr. Gonzales to the school board. For questions or more information, please contact Superintendent Pete Peterson at 509-588-2002 or">


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