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RECORD SOUTH WHIDBEY INSIDE FALL SPORTS PREVIEWS SEE ... A8-11 SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2013 | VOL. 89, NO. 72 | WWW.SOUTHWHIDBEYRECORD.COM | 75¢ Dog days of summer School Board reviews gun, weapons rules By CELESTE ERICKSON South Whidbey Record The South Whidbey School Board has approved a small policy change regarding dangerous weapons at school. The existing policy prevents any person from carrying a firearm or dangerous weapon on school premises, school-provided transportation or other facilities used for school purposes. Last week, the school board agreed that parents or guardians and appropriate law enforcement agencies would be notified in the event of known or suspected violations. The policy change was a recommendation by the Washington State School Directors’ Association. This change was something that was necessary, Superintendent Jo Moccia said. It makes sure to inform parents of any SEE GUN POLICY, A24 Port study reveals district demographics Nearly half of jobs claimed by non-district residents By CELESTE ERICKSON South Whidbey Record Ben Watanabe / The Record Henry Zontine takes a break from hanging from the statue at Boy and Dog Park with his sister, Madeleine, riding the dog in Langley on Tuesday. The 4 and 2 year olds were out with their mother during Henry’s last week of summer, which will end Monday when he begins kindergarten at the Waldorf School in Clinton. The Port of South Whidbey commissioners began the process this week of reviewing and prioritizing long-term goals for the district’s strategic plan. The board met Thursday, Sept. 5, to go over questions regarding a study on economic trends within port boundaries prepared by Bothell-based BST Associates. Commissioner Curt Gordon said it was helpful to hear the responses from the firm’s representative, Paul Sorensen, regarding the population demographic for the strategic plan. “If we want to accurately represent our SEE PORT STUDY, A13

South Whidbey Record, September 07, 2013

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