GLOBE THE MARYSVILLE SPORTS: M-P, MG swimmers place at District. Page 12 SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2014 WWW.MARYSVILLEGLOBE.COM 75¢ Students learn culinary skills School House Cafe gets new look, features new menu BY KIRK BOXLEITNER email@example.com SPORTS: Lady Tomahawks advance in playoffs. Page 12 COMMUNITY: Shoultes offers activities to Hispanic families. Page 17 INDEX CLASSIFIED ADS 18-22 11 LEGAL NOTICES 4 OPINION 12 SPORTS 9 WORSHIP 974011 Vol. 120, No. 34 MARYSVILLE — The School House Cafe at Totem Middle School has undergone a few changes this year, as former Seattle chef Jeff Delma makes his way through his seventh year of coordinating the student cooks in the kitchen. “We’ve got a new paint job and a new look, but we’re not done touching it up just yet,” said Delma, who credited Brian Murrill as one of the key contributors to the student-run restaurant’s mid-school year renovations. “It’s made the School House Cafe a nicer place to eat at,” said Ariel Williams, a senior at MarysvillePilchuck High School, who hopes to pursue cooking as a career. “It has been looking a little worn down,” said Natalie Vinson, a senior at the Marysville Getchell High School Bio-Med Academy, who also comes from a family of cooks, but is more interested in cooking as a hobby. “We already offer gourmet food from high school SEE CAFE, PAGE 2 Kirk Boxleitner/Staff Photo Marysville Getchell School for the Entrepreneur freshmen Emma Artz and Amy Harwood bring customers’ lunch orders out to the dining area of the School House Cafe. Parents question how district handles special needs students BY KIRK BOXLEITNER firstname.lastname@example.org MARYSVILLE — A group of Marysville parents testified before the Marysville School District Board of Directors on Tuesday, Feb. 18, to express their concerns with how the district has handled its special needs students, and in at least two cases to make fresh claims of staff mistreatment of students. A number of Kellogg Marsh Elementary parents, including Melody Plumb and Megan Harp, worried about their children’s consolidation into other classes last fall. “Since David’s class was closed in October, I’ve been seeing more changes in behavior in him, that aren’t positive,” Plumb said. “I’ve been seeing negative changes as well,” Harp said. “There’s been a lot of staff turnover. We’ve had four dif- ferent classroom staff in five days, and none of them have had special education training. These kids don’t adapt well to change. This year has been lacking in development for them, educationally and socially. Their academics have gone by the wayside, and I’m seeing more and more behavioral and social issues. We don’t have enough para-educators in the classSEE STUDENTS, PAGE 24 Kirk Boxleitner/Staff Photo Kellogg Marsh Elementary mother Trish Fuerte testified to the Marysville School District Board of Directors on Feb. 18 that her son Aiden had been abused by a school staff member on Dec. 18.