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At last, Vale students headed back to regular classes, starting Jan. 19

Vale School District Superintendent Alisha McBride gave a presentation to the Vale School Board on Jan. 6 regarding the merits of returning to full in-person instruction. (The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell).

VALE – Vale students will return to a full day of class on Tuesday, Jan. 19 – the first time for something approaching a normal school day since March.

The Vale School Board voted in a special meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 6, to open schools, taking advantage of new authority from Gov. Kate Brown.

The meeting was attended by several dozen families, and the mood was jubilant as board Chair Michael McGourty, Vice Chair Jason Chamberlain and Directors Dave Wenger, Randy Seals, and Darlene McConnell voted unanimously in favor of reopening.

The decision was applauded by the crowd in the gym of Vale Middle School.

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