Board members are Cindy Meyer, president; Jim Lehmann, vice-president; Anne Golden, Max Carrera and Dan Hess. With all present Tuesday, the board:

  • HIRES: Approved hiring Amanda Bess as first-grade bilingual teacher at Green Park; Sarah Rathbun as first-grade dual-language teacher at Edison; Joaquin Avalos as para-educator at Pioneer Middle School; Karen Bannerman as custodian at Walla Walla High School; Karene Gonzalez as an assistant secretary; Wendy Jones as health clinician at Pioneer; Ruthell Martinez as intervention specialist at Sharpstein; Vickie Rogers as health clinician at Wa-Hi. Unanimous.

  • RESIGN: Accepted resignations from Floyd E. Bloom as us driver after 12 years with the district; Annette Holden as para-educator at Propsect Point after three years; and David Schaub as bus driver with six years with district. Unanimous.

  • BILLS: Approved payment of August bills from general fund for $943,538.51; capital projects for $824,113.19; and associated student body fund for $44,558.68. July payroll was $3,844,595.36 and estimated August payroll is $3.9 million. Unanimous.


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