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By Lou Marzeles
Editor 

GSD head skirts law in golf cart sale

 

Public records from GSD THE TRANSACTION: This Washington Department of Licensing bill of sale shows Mark Heid's signature on the bottom left, confirming the purchase of his own golf cart for the Goldendale School District after its ownership of it had been transferred to Victor Valenzuela. Valenzuela's signature as the "seller" is seen on the bottom right. His address and zip code have been redacted by The Sentinel.

In May this year, Goldendale School District Superintendent Mark Heid sought to sell the district his used golf cart for $4,500. When the district was advised that the sale was likely in violation of state law, Heid transferred ownership of the cart to an acquaintance in Yakima and then pushed through the sale of the cart to the district from the "new" owner.

The transaction was discovered through documents obtained in public records requests from The Sentinel.

On Jan. 20 this year, district Business Manager Kay Hill wrote an email to Dustin Kinley at Educational Service District (ESD) 105 in Yakima. ESD 105 serves as a support site to schools in southcentral Washington, including Goldend...



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