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School board discusses shutoff, numbers

 

September 14, 2022

Scott Swanson

Crossing guard Allen Majors greets students as they leave Hawthorne School last week as the school year began.

At the Monday, Sept. 12, Sweet Home School District board meeting, Superintendent Terry Martin addressed the weather-related public safety power shutoffs (see story on this page) that hit the city and resulted in district-wide closures Friday, Sept. 9, and also discussed an increase in enrollment numbers.

"We do not close school lightly," he said, calling the decision a painful one. "We were going with the information that we had at hand. We started looking at if we could keep our students safe and provide water, lights and school lunches with no power. And we determined we weren't able to...



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