By Rebecca Gourley

School worker fired, arrested on sex charges



Cheri Powers

A Goldendale School District (GSD) employee was fired Thursday, April 26 after allegations surfaced about her alleged sexual involvement with a student.

Cheri Powers of Goldendale, 44, was arrested by Goldendale Police Department last week and was subsequently charged with sexual misconduct in the first degree.

According to GSD Superintendent Mark Heid, “A community member reported to the GSD that a high school paraeducator may be having inappropriate interactions with a high school student.” Heid says that when he learned of the allegations, April 16, the district immediately contacted Canfield Insurance Group, the district’s insurance provider, to begin an investigation. Powers...

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