Group photo with Rep. Peter Abbarno during visit

Superintendent Hannah welcomed Rep. Peter Abbarno to the district for a tour of Morton schools last week to view programs and facilities. The visit was arranged by the Washington Association Of Maintenance And Operation Administrators

On October 21, 2021, Rep. Peter Abbarno (R-Centralia) toured Morton School District, viewing Morton Elementary and Morton Junior/Senior High Schools.  The group viewed MES, a building that was constructed in 1948, and could be part of a future school board issue.  Also observed was a very strong pre-school program.  The group also visited the district’s bus garage.  Finally, they toured Morton Junior/Senior High School, a building originally built in the 1950’s which has been modernized since then.  A strong academic and vocational program was observed, with high school students having a change to take college courses while still in high school.  The school climate in both schools is very positive, as both are strong student-centered buildings.  

From left, John Kelly, supervisor, maintenance, White Pass SD and WAMOA representative; Phil Partington, SW regional coordinator, OSPI school facilities and organization; Rep. Abbarno; John Hannah, superintendent, Morton SD; Pat Saldana, school board chair, Morton SD; Tyler Muench, policy and outreach coordinator, OSPI school facilities and organization, and Mitch Denning, WAMOA consultant.  Not pictured are Joel Brooks, principal, Morton Elementary School, and Chelssi Hanger, principal, White Pass Jr/Sr High School.