Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Longtime board members honored

Retiring Board members Orlan Gessford and Tom Huffman were recognized at the January 25 Board Meeting, which coincided with National School Board Month. Staff and community showed their appreciation for the retiring board members with a reception before the regular board meeting began. Former superintendents Brent Garrett and Bob Donaldson and former assistant superintendent Phil Rohn were all in attendance to pay tribute to the hard work and dedication of the board.

Orlan has served on the board since 1984 and Tom has served since 1991. Fellow Board Members expressed their appreciation and respect for the two "board historians" who served countless hours for Washougal School District. "There is no training for school board members," said Board President Blaine Peterson. "These two gentlemen have been an invaluable resource to me and to others on the board. They will be missed."