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September 9, 1971     Shelton Mason County Journal
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September 9, 1971

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"Tile Shelton School Board, at a special meeting Friday noon, voted to withdraw the special levy it had submitted to the voters to be on the Sept. 21 primary election ballot. Tire board action came after consultation with teachers and other employees of the district to gel their reaction. A portion of the money would have gone for increases in salaries for district employees if the special levy had been left on the ballot and passed. Clyde Robb, representing the Shelton Education Association, stated that his group had voted by a large majority to have the levy taken off the ballot because of the present wage and price freeze and because of economic recommended the levy to the The special levy would have conditions, school board and whose duty itbeen for five mills and would have He stated the group would would have been to assist in raised $240,000 which would like to see a special levy promoting its passage, have gone for increases in salaries submitted to the voters early in The board, at a meeting in for district personnel, and to hire 1972 and that contract August, had expressed the additional staff members negotiations between the SEA opinion that with the wage andincluding a curriculum and the school district should be price freeze which had been coordinator, junior high completed before the levyis imposed by President Nixon, and counselor, elementary music submitted to the voters, the uncertainty of what might be teacher and added work in August Grisel, speaking on done in the way of controls at the elementary reading. behalf of the Public School end of the initial 90 day period,The removal of the special Employees Association, stated his ~that Sept. 21 would be an levy means there will be no group likewise agreed the levy inopportune time to submit a election on primary election day should be witJadrawn at this time special levy to the voters of the in Mason County since this was and submitted early in 1972. school district, the only issue which was left on Also expressing agreement on At that time, they had the ballot after no primary withdrawal of the levy at this withheld action to give Supt. contests developed in the Shelton time was Walter Parsons, Louis Grinnell an opportunity to School District and Shelton City chairman of the Citizen's check with employee groups to Commission races. Advisory Committee, which had ~et their reaction. and Tin majority of mty Sheriff's the southwest nty over the but, officers in this large crowds which river fair was a into (;rays "Ow the East in the area, by Trooper, Son Cotmty down by a four and mud, one Lght a ticket ere observer, the drugs, is an SOmetimes Attending can learn every COme on :es, always A fear ed Harley everyone ONe were as they to the Pay his Were the in the Who came Who attend deeper, 'one else clothes. kids, came to ten to these to the car. The lot, the rain, the they start must be ~akes an rt behind Price for him to a he things lportant one ae magic People. 'Satsop OUtside. doing In Our ~r doing ss. The Walls lYone old gatemen. ,2