“To allow the entire community the opportunity to say farewell, an open house in honor of Burke is slated for 2:30-6:45 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29 in the board room at the district office.
A formal presentation with a speech and award will be presented at 6 p.m.
Cake and punch will be served as the community stops by to visit with Burke.
‘Its just a chance for people to stop in,’ Bagwell [Denise Bagwell, Yelm Community Schools public relations coordinator.] said.
‘People will have an opportunity to share words, that kind of thing.’
Burkes last day as Yelm superintendent is Friday, Jan. 30.
The reception will not be the only opportunity to catch up with Burke before he leaves for the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction,” quoting the January 2nd NVN.
“Succeeding Burke as Yelm schools superintedent will be Andy Wolf.
Wolf, a Yelm graduate, is currently assistant superintendent and former principal of Fort Stevens Elementary School.”
Mr. Wolf is going to need the support of all of us quoting the January 16th NVN:
“Bracing for the inevitable”
“Because of a projected $5.7 billion state budget gap, Yelm Community Schools is preparing for cuts.
Heavy cuts are expected in kindergarten through 12th-grade education, if Gov. Christine Gregoires proposed 2009-11 budget passes.
Yelm schools face at least $1 million in cuts — and thats an optimistic prediction, according to school officials.”
Friday, Feb. 6th in the NVN:
“Burke says goodbye, heads to OSPI
Memories and even some tears were shared at former Yelm Superintendent Alan Burkes farewell reception last week.”