School board recognizes retiring faculty, award winners
By Jack Kintner
The Blaine school board accepted the resignation of long-time member Pebble Griffin, effective at the end of next September, at their regular meeting on Monday. The former teacher and principal began her career in Blaine in 1971 and has represented the third board district for the last 10 years.
Her current term expires at the end of 2009. Superintendent Ron Spanjer said that the solicitation of interested parties to fill out Griffin’s term will be sought beginning in August.
Blaine teachers Todd Apple and Gail Wildermuth were recognized for their long-standing leadership in putting on the annual state-wide math championships, as was refinery manager Marjorie Hatter, representing long-time sponsor ConocoPhillips Refinery. Apple has resigned as head of the program.
A work session with members from the bond and levy committee and the facilities committee preceded the regular meeting but no formal actions were taken. Business manager Donna D’Angelo led the board through a budget review following the first of two public hearings on the budget. The next hearing is July 28.