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By Garth Meyer
Whitman County Gazette 

Rosalia to decide on less school-board districts


February 4, 2021

ROSALIA – Rosalia, Malden, and Thornton voters will decide whether to re-draw its five school board districts into three on the Feb. 9 ballot.

The plan would keep all current boardmembers, but make it so one person represents each of three larger districts, along with two at-large members.

“If you have two good boardmembers in one district, you lose out,” said Rosalia School District Superintendent Rick Linehan.

The current rule is only one person from a district may serve on the board.

If approved, the three equally divided districts would represent about 360 people each. The over...

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