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Okanogan moves alternative school

All costs are paid completely by state

— The Okanogan School District’s Outreach Alternative School has a new home.

The school, for students in seventh- through 12-grades, will be housed in a building at 119 N. Second Ave. The district is paying $450 a month for the space.

Alternative students previously were taught in a building on East Pine Street, Superintendent Richard Johnson told the school board during its Dec. 30 meeting.

Space rental, teachers’ salaries and benefits, and all other costs associated with the school are paid 100 percent by the state, Johnson said.

In other business, the board:

• Saw Johnson swear in newly elected board members Jane Cline and Monte Andrews. Both were re-elected in November.

• Received certificates of appreciation from Johnson in honor of January being School Board Appreciation Month.

• Approved a section of revised policies and procedures.

A first reading was conducted on another section of policy and procedure updates.

• Accepted the resignation of Sam Millard as computer technician.

• Hired Helen “Kay” Harris as a part-time food server.

• Accepted the retirement of bus driver Larry Peasley.

• Hired teacher Steve Streeter as assistant middle school girls C squad basketball coach.

• Hired Christy Boesel, Kara Yusi and Marty Staggs to split a full-time basketball coaching position.

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