“The power under the constitution will always be in the people. It is entrusted for certain defined purposes, and for a certain limited period, to representatives of their own choosing; and whenever it is executed contrary to their interest, or not agreeable to their wishes, their servants can and undoubtedly will, be recalled.”

~ George Washington (1787)

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Wa-Hi Bond Committee meeting Scheduled

From the Walla Walla Public School District web site:

Walla Walla Citizens for Schools has named Craig Sievertsen and Shannon (Murdock) Bergevin co-chairs for the Walla Walla High School Bond Committee. Sievertsen and Bergevin will organize activities to help educate the community regarding the Walla Walla High School bond election scheduled for February 12, 2013.

Sievertsen is a 1991 graduate of Walla Walla High School. His father Al Sievertsen was a teacher, coach and assistant principal at Walla Walla High School spanning 40 years. Craig Sievertsen is the Senior Vice President and Manager of Small Business and Consumer Lending at Banner Bank in Walla Walla. He and his wife Julie have four school-aged children.

Bergevin is a 1987 graduate of Walla Walla High School. Her father George Murdock was Deputy Superintendent for Walla Walla Public Schools before taking a Superintendent position in the Pasco School District where earned Washington state Superintendent of the Year honors in 1997. Shannon Bergevin is the owner and operator of Express Employment Professionals in Walla Walla. She and her husband Robert have two school-aged children.

Sievertsen and Bergevin have planned the first Citizens for Schools meeting. The public is welcome to attend.

Citizens for Schools Meeting
- Monday, Nov. 26
- 6:30 p.m.
- Whitman College (Memorial Building Room 328)

For more information, contact Craig Sieversten at: 509.301.5205 or Shannon Bergevin at: 509.522.1326.
The proposed bond is for $48 million, with a $21.6 million match from State funds, for a total cost of $69.6 million.   Details on the proposed improvements to Wa-Ha are here.