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By Garth Meyer
Whitman County Gazette 

School board hears about masks

Topics commented on included critical race theory


Garth Meyer I The Gazette

Colfax school board members Brian Becker (left) and Terry Huber listen to public input on July 26 alongside Superintendent Jerry Pugh.

COLFAX — About 80 people attended the Colfax School District board meeting to comment on mandatory mask-wearing, critical race theory, and more.

The meeting was moved to the school auditorium on July 26.

People spoke at a microphone using their three minutes of allotted time to express their opinions.

"We're here to listen," said board President Terry Huber.

Teacher Christopher Clausen spoke in support of the board and its "partnership" with the Colfax Education Association. He is the president.

Ronda Penwell, a history teacher at the high school, talked about her three daughters and cit...

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