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Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 - Mason County Journal - Page A-25 A section of the Mason County Journal Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 - Serving the communities of Belfair, Allyn, Grapevlew, Tahuya, Mason Lake, South Shore and Victor District plans for similar enrollment, next level." The North Mas6n School District :;35 million school construction Board of Directors unanimously ap- proved the budget Thursday, which in- By NATALIE JOHNSON eludes a $22 million general fund. natalie@masoncountycom District General Fund revenues are projected to be $22,171,000 with expen- This school year, the North Mason ditures at $22,331,935. School District will focus on improving The 2013-2014 budget included classroom instruction, said Superinten- about $1 million less in revenue, or dent Dana Rosenbach, with the help of $21.1 million, and $21.2 million in ex- new positions created in the 2014-2015 penditures. budget. Enrollment has also stayed steady, "We need to make sure that what with 2,017 students in the 2012-2013 happens in the classroom is the very school year, 2,003 in the 2013-2014 best it can be every day for every kid," year and 2,008 projected for 2014-2015. she said. "We want our experiences for our kids to always build them to the see BUDGET, page A-26 The North Mason School District's 2014- 2015 budget includes more than $35 million for capital projects, much of that for construction on its new high school, which is already underway. Herald file photo Senior center breaks ground Herald photo by Gordon Weeks Peggy and Jeff Buckley of Belfair dance Friday at the groundbreaking ceremony at the site of the future HUB Center for Seniors at 151 NE Old Belfair Highway. The site work is almost completed for the center, and construction is scheduled to begin this fall. Peggy Buckly is the president of the Belfair North Mason Senior Association, and Jeff Buckly is its treasurer. The organization plans to move into the new building. Volunteers help clean up land behind Bill Hunter Park More than 40 volunteers helped clear brush and trash Aug. 13 at Bill Hunter Park on Clifton Road in Belfair. Photo courtesy of Jeromy Hicks STAFF REPORT volunteer Jeromy Hicks. news@masoncountycom Volunteers from Mason County Parks and Trails, More than 40 vol- Kiwanis and Rotary unteers helped remove clubs, Lindseyz Land- brush, pick up trash and scaping, North Mason clean up the land behind Resources, the Belfair the Bill Hunter Park bus Community Food Pantry, stop on Clifton Road in the North Mason Garden Belfair Wednesday. Club, the Mission Creek No single group or- ganized the effort, said see PARK, page A-26 The Belfair-based Hood Canal Salmon En- hancement group offers a 12-week program that focuses on the watershed and Puget Sound ecology. Classes for the Citizen Action Training School begin Sept. 10 and are hosted weekly in Bremerton at Wash- ington State University's Kitsap Extension offices. The sessions end in mid- December. The training consists of 50 hours of class and field sessions, primarily on weekday evenings and three field trips on Saturdays. For more information, call Seth Elsen at 275- 3575. Clog dance classes set The Hood Canal Ma- sonic Temple in Belfair will begin hosting clog- ging dance classes every Tuesday evening begin- ning Sept. 9 at 23341 NE state Route 3. Beginning dance class- es start at 6:45 p.m. and last an hour. The class is free to new students through September. For more information, call 275-8800 or 908-5431, go to countrycloggers.org. Compiled by report- er Gordon Weeks