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School employees honored for service

POLSON – Four Polson School District employees were recognized for their outstanding and long-term service during the regular school board meeting on Wednesday, May 16.

Superintendent Rex Weltz acknowledged Bev Bailey for her 27 years, Debbie Jones for her 24 years and Malika Cunningham for her 20-plus years of service to the students and district in the food and nutrition department.

Also recognized were Marvin Todd, who is soon retiring from his post of 20-plus years as the driver education instructor and middle school principal Jesse Yarbrough for his recently added position as Vice President of the Regional Montana Association of Elementary/Middle Schools. 

Newly elected trustee Tony Muzquiz and incumbents Shane Orien, Shannon Bojorquez and Alan Anderson took the oath of office at Wednesday night’s meeting. All will serve three-year terms.

Once the board members were seated, they voted Chanel Lake as the new board chair and Tim McGinnis as vice chair.

They also unanimously approved the appointment of Pamela Clary to fill the office of district clerk.

The board also approved contracting with Jive Communications for the replacement and upgrade of the current faulty telecommunications system and to provide voice services for the district starting 2018-19 school year. 

Beginning in September, the board approved Blue Cross Blue Shield as the District’s health insurance provider.

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