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In brief: First day of school for CVSD will be Sept. 5

Sat., June 29, 2013, midnight

SPOKANE VALLEY – The Central Valley School District has changed its first day of school to Sept. 5.

The district will be working to train teachers and principals on its new principal and teacher evaluation system, and will need an extra day to train. CVSD originally scheduled the first day of school for Sept. 4, so students will get an extra day of summer vacation. The day will be made up Feb. 14, when there was a scheduled snow day.

“We need that day,” said Superintendent Ben Small.

The school board approved this change during its meeting Tuesday.

Find an updated 2013-14 school calendar online at

CV senior earns scholarship for nonprofit work

SPOKANE VALLEY – Katy Dolan, 16, has been selected as a 2013 Build-A-Bear Workshop Huggable Hero.

Dolan is one of 10 students honored for doing their part to make the world a better place. She is a co-founder of Life Enhancement Through Education in Music, or LETEM, a nonprofit organization which collects used musical instruments and distributes them to low-income students. She will be a senior at Central Valley High School.

She will receive $10,000 which includes a scholarship, a donation to a charity of her choice and a mentoring scholarship.

She will also travel to St. Louis to meet the other winners and attend an awards ceremony and leadership camp.

Public input welcome on Millwood shoreline plan

MILLWOOD – The Department of Ecology is accepting public comments on the city of Millwood’s Shoreline Master Program update until July 29.

The plan will regulate development along the shores of the Spokane River inside the Millwood city limits and also regulates public access.

Comments can be sent to Jaime Short, DOE Shorelands and Environmental Assistance Program, Eastern Regional Office, 4601 N. Monroe St., Spokane WA 99205. Comments can also be emailed to

Millwood’s plan is available for viewing at the DOE regional office, Millwood City Hall at 9103 E. Frederick Ave., or online at shorelines/smp/mycomments/ millwood.html.

Liberty Lake council meeting canceled

LIBERTY LAKE – The Liberty Lake City Council has canceled the meeting scheduled for Tuesday because of the Fourth of July holiday.

The next regularly scheduled city council meeting will be July 16 at City Hall, 22710 E. Country Vista Drive.


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