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Friday, April 18, 2014 | Vol. 113, No. 16 | | 50¢

This fifth- Osborn resigns as Gordon principal focus on grader is Will doctoral dissertation a Hall of Famer By RICHARD WALKER

Ryan Pugh honored for safety patrol work By KIPP ROBERTSON

POULSBO — There’s a lot of hustle and bustle at the day’s start and end at Poulsbo Elementary School. Students go to and from buses while parents and guardians wait to pick up their children or visit the school. Unregulated, the school grounds with more than 500 students would be a mess. However, there are a select few who help keep students, teachers, and visitors safe. Poulsbo Elementary’s Safety Patrol works five days a week to ensure accidents don’t happen. And one patroller among them is being recognized for

KINGSTON — Rachel Osborn has resigned as principal of Gordon Elementary School so she can focus on completing her doctoral dissertation. In a letter to Gordon par-

ents and community members, Osborn wrote that her last day will be June 30. District spokeswoman Jenn Markaryan said the district “will be working toward a replacement as soon as possible.” Osborn joined Gordon Elementary as interim principal in fall 2012, and her appointment was later made permanent. In her letter, she wrote that she is “truly hon-

ored … to have had the opportunity to implement changes that have positively impacted students and staff.” Among the changes: A schoolwide progress monitoring plan; the addition of literature circles, math games, problem solving, skill work, and monitoring of student progress at the Academic Lab; twice monthly citizenship assemblies that “celebrate and reinforce student leadership

Taking a sport to new heights

NKSD may have $950K more for staffing in 2014-15 By KIPP ROBERTSON

Lindbergh’s quest to balance technology and the environment By RICHARD WALKER


Kipp Robertson

See OSBORN, Page A2

See SAFETY, Page A3

POULSBO — Erik Lindbergh and I are talking about quiet travel and I tell him about the time I testdrove a Tesla Roadster on a valley road on San Juan Island at 65 mph, and all I could hear was … Birds chirping. Zero to 60 in 3.7 seconds.

Rachel Osborn hosted school namesake Richard Gordon in October 2013.

Professional skateboarder Ryan Sheckler inaugurates the new skatepark in Little Boston, April 12. The Sheckler Foundation worked with a Port Gamble S’Klallam Tribe youth group to raise donations of labor and money for the park, and Coast Salish artist Louie Gong and youth group members worked together on murals that reflect S’Klallam culture. Approximately 300 people attended the grand opening, which featured gifting, a traditional clam bake, and skateboarding demonstrations. Molly Neely-Walker / Special to the Herald

POULSBO — If plans don’t change between now and the end of the North Kitsap School District’s budget cycle, there will be almost $1 million more for additional staffing at local schools. The district is planning to spend $950,000 on additional staff. The majority of that could be for teachers. The additional staff would be on top of the current staffing level, according to district spokeswoman Jenn Markaryan. However, it has yet to be determined where staffing will increase. “That will be something — I think — we’ll see toward the final budget recommendation,” Markaryan said. The district will have a better picture of exactly how many people will work within the school district around June. The school board began reviewing the 2014-15 budget April 10, during a board meeting study session. See staffing, Page A7

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