Vezzetti appointed to high school vice principal
By Jack Kintner
Blaine athletic director Wayne Vezzetti will also serve as Blaine high school’s vice-principal next year in a move that is expected to save the district about $40,000 in administrative costs. The appointment was made at the April meeting of the Blaine school board, held this month in Point Roberts.
“It’s going to be quite the challenge, but I can’t ask for a better district to work in. I’m looking forward to it,” Vezzetti said.
Vezzetti earned his administrative credential that qualifies him to serve in that position in 2003 from Washington State University. “I’ll still be at the games because I love doing that, dragging my kids around,” he said. Wayne and his wife Rachel have four children, including twin boys Ashton and Evan, born last year, plus Aiden, 5, and Isabella, 3.
“With declining enrollment and unprecedented revenue shortfalls from the state, it is not feasible to continue with an administrative position dedicated exclusively to athletics,” said district superintendent Ron Spanjer. “Wayne Vezzetti has served as the district’s Athletic Director for the past three years. We are fortunate to have Wayne working in the Blaine school district. It is the skill and flexibility that he brings to the program that will make an adjustment of this nature workable.”
The move was a part of the board’s response to anticipated cuts in state funding for K-12 education. The board also reduced building budgets by 15 percent and increased fees for meals, facility rental and will begin charging individual students to participate in sports programs at the middle and high school.
Two board positions will be open in this fall’s election cycle, those of director districts three and five. Susan Holmes was appointed to the district three position last year, serving Birch Bay, and Mike Dodd, whose district includes Semiahmoo Spit, has been the district five board member for 32 years. Both have said that as of now they plan to run. For more information and specific boundaries for districts, call 332-5881.