Port Angeles School Board to commence search for new superintendent

By Arwyn Rice
Peninsula Daily News

PORT ANGELES — The search for a new superintendent as well as a required high school cardiopulmonary resuscitation class will be considered by the Port Angeles School Board on Thursday.

The board will meet at 7 p.m. at the Central Services Building, 216 E. Fourth St.

In September, Schools Superintendent Jane Pryne announced that she will retire this coming June, and the board will be asked to issue a request for a proposal to seek a company to recruit candidates for Pryne’s replacement.

Pryne is in her fifth year as superintendent at Port Angeles.

The board also will get a first look at a new graduation requirement — a CPR class.

The requirement, including training in the use of a automatic external defibrillator, is part of a new law signed by Gov. Jay Inslee that requires all students receive CPR training before they graduate.

CPR classes were introduced to freshman health classes in September, and the Class of 2017 will be the first to complete this requirement.

The new law requires instruction be a program developed by the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross or be “nationally recognized and based on the most current national evidence-based emergency cardiovascular care guidelines for [CPR].”

The bill was sponsored state Rep. Kevin Van De Wege, D-Sequim, who is a first-responder with Clallam County Fire District No. 3.

No action will be taken Thursday. A final vote on the new graduation requirement will be decided at the Oct. 24 board meeting, Pryne said.

The board also will recognize the achievements of Stevens Middle School Principal Chuck Lisk.

Lisk was elected as chairman of the Student Leadership Committee of the Association of Washington Middle Level Principals.

He has been a part of the association for the past two years as a result of receiving the Principal of the Year Award.

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Reporter Arwyn Rice can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 5070, or at arwyn.rice@peninsuladailynews.com.

Last modified: October 07. 2013 6:52PM
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