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By Dena Martin
The Times 

Waitsburg School Board Rescinds Athletic Combine

Strong negative reaction from some in Dayton community spurred decision


February 22, 2018

WAITSBURG – Following an hour of emotional discussion during their Feb. 14 meeting, the Waitsburg school board “reluctantly” agreed to rescind the full middle and high school combine and activities agreement with the Dayton School District. The combine had been approved by both Dayton and Waitsburg school boards in a joint Jan. 29 meeting.

Waitsburg pointed to a volatile combine advisory meeting, held on Feb. 12 and attended by multiple Dayton community members, as the deciding factor in their decision to step away from the combine.

“It’s been gut-wrenching. It shouldn’t feel...

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