Rep. Peter Abbarno Tours School Districts in Randle, Morton


Rep. Peter Abbarno visited the Morton and White Pass school districts on Thursday, Oct. 22, as he talked with educators and school administrators during a tour facilitated by the Washington Association of Maintenance and Operation Administrators (WAMOA).

Abbarno, R-Centralia, toured two facilities in the White Pass School District in Randle that both received funding assistance from the state for renovation, stated a news release.

He was guided through the White Pass Junior-Senior High School during a group tour where he viewed artwork commissioned for the building that relates to the history and culture of the district in Randle and also toured the White Pass Elementary School.

While on his tour, the release stated Abbarno observed a strong College in the High School program, an all-inclusive vocational program and a comprehensive elementary program.

Abbarno also visited two buildings and the bus garage in the Morton School District. The 20th District lawmaker visited Morton Elementary School, which was constructed in 1948 and could be part of a future school board issue, stated the release. He also toured Morton Junior-Senior High School, which was originally constructed in the 1950s, but has since been modernized.

Abbarno said the district has a strong pre-school program, as well as academic and vocational programs. Students at the high school have the ability to take college courses.

The WAMOA organization includes professionals who are engaged in the management of maintenance and operations of educational facilities in Washington state, according to the release.

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