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By Lou Marzeles

Legislators meet with county commissioners, hear from schools


December 5, 2018

Lou Marzeles

LEGISLATORS MEET THE COMMISSIONERS: Left to right, Legislative District 14 lawmakers Sen. Curtis King, Rep. Gina Mosbrucker, and Rep. Norm Johnson talk with members of the audience in the Klickitat County Commissioners' meeting room last Thursday. Commissioner Rex Johnston, in back, listens.

Perhaps the financial perfect storm forecast for the Goldendale School District (GSD)-and a lot of other districts in Klickitat County-may be averted after all. That was a net takeaway from a public meeting last Thursday with Klickitat County commissioners; 14th Legislative District legislators Sen. Curtis King, Rep. Gina Mosbrucker, and retiring Rep. Norm Johnson; and four county school district superintendents who spoke fervently to the assemblage about their dire circumstances. The commissioners meeting room at the county courthouse was filled with concerned onlookers.

A perfect storm was what the GSD was calling the factors converging to potentially inflict insolvency on the district...

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