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By Garth Meyer
Gazette Reporter 

Pugh advocates for local control over fall school re-opening


The Colfax School board met Monday night by Google Meet and covered items such as adoption of a new math and science curriculum, two resignations and a discussion of what may come next in lifting school COVID-19 restrictions.

“What I am advocating for as hard as I can is we want local control with our county health department,” Superintendent Jerry Pugh told the Gazette later. “Olympia shouldn't be telling us what it's like in Whitman County... We do our best work with our kids here.”

For the board's annual adoption of new curriculum, this year features grade 9-12 math and science,...

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