Published on Thu, Jan 10, 2002
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Blaine School District

By Gordon Dolman

There were two major events during 2001 that affected students, staff, and community of Blaine school district.

The tragedy on September 11 will always be remembered as the most memorable day of the year we now end. The events of that morning brought us together in sorrow and fear. Our churches were crowded. Our feeling were shared. We began to learn more about a society that previously had little major significance. Blaine school district was no longer schools in the corner of Washington, but part of the larger nation, occupying a major position in the international picture. Two of our teachers were called to active military duty from their reserve status.

Our Point Roberts students and their families were forced to face long lines at the borders and the inconvenience of lengthy delays. We learned about rumors – on an international scale. We were proud to find that our students are strong and show maturity far beyond that which is expected. We met the need for constant communication methods and alternate means of transportation.

The events of September 11 united us.

Our other major event – the passing of the capital projects bond – will also hold significance for the future. The citizens of Blaine saw the present and increasing needs of our students and the campus that serves as the heart of our community. The construction process has already begun and will continue for the next five years. During that time we will see increased safety and security, more classroom space, and energy conservation improvements.

Plans call for additional construction or remodel to every area of our district. The community is welcome to stop by the district office for an update on the latest activity and to discuss upcoming projects. As we close this year, we look forward to the improvements at the middle and high school buildings.
The year 2001 served as a step into the future.

Blaine school district extends best wishes to all for 2002..

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