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Closed campus for GHS frosh

Grandview High School will have a closed campus for ninth grade students, as well as any student who has attendance or behavioral problems.

Bell times announced

Thursday, Aug. 28, is the first day of school in the Grandview School District.

More money to be spent on soil samples

An interlocal agreement between Yakima County and the South Yakima Conservation District was amended by county commissioners yesterday (Tuesday).

SIED contract with Port of S’side inked

Yakima County Commissioners Kevin Bouchey and Rand Elliott signed a contract with the Port of Sunnyside, awarding the port Supporting Investments in Economic Development (SIED) funding for improvements to the wastewater treatment facility.

Hitchcock still a judge

Granger Municipal Court Judge Kathleen Hitchcock, who was recently charged with violating the state’s Code of Judicial Conduct by the Washington State Commission on Judicial Conduct, is still presiding over Granger courts.

Doc congrats port on 50th

The Port of Sunnyside received yet another pat on the back in observance of its 50th anniversary when Congressman Doc Hastings issued a formal letter of congratulation.

Insurance rate to increase

During their regular business meeting last night, Monday, Port of Sunnyside commissioners were briefed by Executive Director Jay Hester that costs to insure the district’s buildings and other assets will increase by about $1,500.

Port approves

The Port of Sunnyside’s anaerobic digester will cost an extra $42,300.

Burn ban extended

Gov. Jay Inslee last Friday extended the burn ban for 20 counties east of the crest of the Cascades.

Monies transferred

A bookkeeping issue was cleared up by the Sunnyside School Board members last Thursday night when they voted to roll money in the district’s self-insured dental fund back into the general fund.

New policy for unpaid holidays

The Sunnyside School Board last week approved a policy of allowing two unpaid holidays for reasons of faith or conscience to employees every calendar year.

Old items to be sold by district

At its Thursday night meeting, the Sunnyside School Board approved the surplus of a variety of district equipment and curriculum.

Nuestra Casa contract OK’d

The Sunnyside School Board last Thursday night approved a contract with Nuestra Casa to provide family engagement services for two years.

Board meeting schedule OK’d

The Sunnyside School Board approved its meeting schedule for the coming year, from August 2014 until July 2015.

YV-Tech deemed complete

The Sunnyside School Board at its Thursday night meeting approved the commissioning and completion of the Yakima Valley Technical Skills Center.