All seven board members attended the December 14 meeting of the December 14 meeting of the Centralia School Board.
An audience of two was there to watch the action as they went through a short list of discussions, the two most important of which might have been keeping students in the Ag and Technology building warm and CARES Act funding.
Before they dove in, R-VI Superintendent Stephen Chancellor asked for a moment of respectful silence.
“Long lasting, people who were, iconic, the first one was Sally Welch, she was a career teacher here, was employed from 1961 to 1991 as a teacher, then came back and according to our records, also drove a bus, pretty phenomenal. A lot of people remember Dr. Tom Quinn, former superintendent here, started as a middle school teacher in 1972, became elementary school principal in 1976, high school principal in 1984 and from 1986 through 2000 served as superintendent. A lot of people have lost people, but the school district lost two …” Chancellor said, then asked the board to have a moment of silence in recognition of their contribution to the district.
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