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By Lou Marzeles

School board reprimands, superintendent's responses are sometimes heated


An exchange of letters between the Goldendale School District school board and District Superintendent Mark Heid reveals a dramatically sharp scolding of Heid by the board and some equally sharp retorts from Heid.

Last week, The Sentinel obtained the two letters of reprimand to Heid—one for a golf cart sale that violated protocol and one for his handling of parent complaints against volleyball coach Jodi Bellamy—in a public records request. Heid’s letters of response to the reprimands were included.

The golf cart incident occurred when Heid transferred ownership of a personally owned golf cart to Victor Valenzuela, a friend of his sister, then arranged for the district to buy the ca...

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