NASELLE — The Naselle-Grays River Valley School District Board of Directors held a special meeting July 18 to conduct a budget hearing for the 2017-18 school year; to complete a self-evaluation; and to discuss goals for the upcoming school year.

Following adjournment of the special meeting, the regular monthly meeting began at 6:30 pm.

In personnel matters, the Board approved the hiring of Travis Boggs as head cook and Sylvia Hoagland as middle school volleyball coach.

In other business, the board approved the resolution for the operating budget for the 2017-18 school year. Other approvals included the purchase of 27 Mac computers, purchase of 45 Chromebooks for elementary students, and a contract with Pacific County for school nursing services.

Superintendent Lisa Nelson reported construction on the multi-purpose building is nearing completion and the wood basketball court floor is scheduled to be installed in September. The backboards and baskets have been installed as well as the heater and installation of the lights is in progress. Nelson noted other schools have shown interest in the construction and costs of the new building.

Nelson noted the Longview Daily News had selected Donny Edwards as the male athlete of the year. Edwards was a standout as a junior in three sports, baseball, basketball and football.

Nelson expressed appreciation for the fine job done by groundskeepers Lamar and Regan Wirkkala.

The next regular meeting of the board will be Aug. 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the Fire Hall in Grays River.

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