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GLOBE THE MARYSVILLE SPORTS: Seagulls top Tommies, 62-52. Page 6 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 6, 2013  WWW.MARYSVILLEGLOBE.COM  75¢ P A P E R AT T TY 2 E 189 SINC NI THE N E OF HE T HEA&URL SO OUR COMM U COMMUNITY: Buell competes in ‘Dance Upon a Dream.’ Page 8 Schools take proactive approach to safety BY KIRK BOXLEITNER MARYSVILLE — In the wake of December’s school shootings in Connecticut, schools across America have become more conscious of their safety and security procedures, and the Marysville School District is no exception. However, the district’s security manager and one of its school resource officers from the Marysville Police Department explained that Marysville schools have already adopted a proactive approach to safeguarding their children. Marysville Police School Resource Officer Dave White has built up a rapport with the students at Marysville Getchell High School over the course of the past four years, since a year before the campus opened, and while he also covers the district’s three middle schools, he credits his presence on campus at Marysville Getchell with elevating his visibility and approachability with students and staff alike. “It’s been brought to my attention when students have been doing things they shouldn’t, and I’ve been lucky enough to talk to them in ways that have preempted them from committing criminal acts, either at school or elsewhere,” White said. “After [the Dec. 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn.], the staff SEE SAFETY , PAGE 2 SPORTS: Chargers, Tomahawks head to regionals. Page 6 Kirk Boxleitner/Staff Photo From left, Marysville Police School Resource Officer Dave White takes a moment during lunch at Marysville Getchell High School to chat with students Dalton Adcock, Curtis Combs and Bionca Perez. Input sought in search for new superintendent BY KIRK BOXLEITNER INDEX CLASSIFIED ADS 9-10 8 LEGAL NOTICES 4 OPINION 2, 7 OBITUARIES 6 SPORTS 5 WORSHIP Vol. 120, No. 31 Kirk Boxleitner/Staff Photo Marysville School Board member Pete Lundberg writes down input from community members during the district’s Jan. 31 forum on its search for a new superintendent. MARYSVILLE — The search for a new superintendent for the Marysville School District solicited input from community members at the MSD Service Center on the evenings of Jan. 29 and 31, as members of the MSD Board of Directors and representatives of Northwest Leadership Associates led group discussions on what they see as the needs of the district and the necessary qualifications of a new superintendent. “Northwest Leadership Associates recommended that we do four or five of these community forums,” Board President Chris Nation said on Jan. 31. “We told them that wasn’t enough, and we wanted 25-30 forums instead. We wanted this to be as transparent as legally possible, because it shouldn’t be just the five of us making this decision.” Dr. Wayne Robertson of Northwest Leadership Associates explained that community input would continue to be solicited through Feb. 11, in person and on the district’s website at, after which that feedback will be analyzed by NWLA. “Gathering criteria from the community allows the applications and interview questions to be tailored toward those concerns,” Robertson said. “We will keep vetting all of these applicants and candidates right up to the finish line.” During the discussions led by Board member Pete Lundberg, the question of the needs and challenges facing the district drew a variety of responses from forum attendees. “We have to serve a diversity of students, from our special needs students to our stuSEE SEARCH, PAGE 2 731025 WS

Marysville Globe, February 06, 2013

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