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Granite Falls: 2 join school boardThe Granite Falls School Board of Directors has appointed two new members to replace two directors who resigned in mid-term. Robert Butler, representing District 2, is on the board of TECO Granite Falls and is a supporter of Granite Falls High School. He replaces Rebecca Loney, who resigned in December. He is married with three sons.

Shana Hoople, representing District 3, is an alumnus of Granite Falls schools and works as a broker for Windermere Granite Falls. Hoople replaces Siobhan Sullivan, who resigned in November. She is married with two children in the district schools.

Both new directors will serve two-year terms, and then can run for an elected four-year term.

Monroe: Chance to teach a skillSky Valley Community Schools is looking for people willing to share their interests and skills with others.

One doesn’t have to be a certificated teacher or have experience to instruct a course.

Those with special interests or skills are encouraged to teach a class in the upcoming session, which begins in April.

The deadline is Feb. 7. Course flyers will be mailed in March.

The registration fees vary. Most instructors receive about 60 percent of the registration fees as compensation.

The staff at the community schools, sponsored by Monroe Public Schools, coordinate details with instructors, students, facilities, payroll and the business office.

Instructors are responsible for lesson plans and are expected to arrive at the classroom 15 to 30 minutes prior to start time.

For more information, call 360-804-2571 or email

From Herald staff reports

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