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School briefs

New board members sworn in at meeting

MABTON - Elsa Sanchez and Jeanette Williams were sworn in as the newest members of the Mabton School Board Tuesday night.

Williams defeated Teresa Ahumada while Sanchez defeated Gabriel Mireles Jr. in the November General Election.

The board meeting was stopped and the outgoing members were honored for their service with refreshments.

Mabton likely to become 1A for athletics

MABTON - The Mabton School Board accepted enrollment numbers Tuesday that will likely move the school up from the B classification to 1A.

High school Athletic Director Denny Brown told the board the WIAA's new classification enrollment numbers will make Mabton one of the smallest 1A schools in the state.

Brown said being a 1A school will significantly cut down on travel costs for the district because being in a 1A league will put opponents closer.

The new classification system splits the B classification into 1B and 2B to more evenly distribute schools among the classifications.

Mabton educators to travel for conferences

MABTON - The school board Tuesday night approved the travel requests of several Mabton educators for conference trips.

Mabton High School Principal Keith Morris, Vice Principal Denny Brown and Artz-Fox Principal Dawn Weddle will attend conferences in Seattle, San Diego and Dallas to help improve educational skills.

A parent, along with teachers from Artz-Fox will travel with Weddle to her conference.

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