Aberdeen School Board Revises Nepotism Policy Revision

ABERDEEN, Wash. – The Aberdeen School Board will again clarify Policy 5251, after a loophole was pointed out at what would have been the second reading of the proposed changes to the schools nepotism policy earlier this week. School Superintendent Tom Opstad explained the original change “this line is just, in coaching, if we can’t find someone and a family member is interested – and they’re qualified, then it allows them.”
A concerned coach pointed out that if someone meets minimum requirements they could argue that a family member shouldn’t be hired over them. Board members discussed wording to illustrate that ultimately the decision comes down to the Superintendent.


News Director of Jodesha Broadcasting since October 2007. Dave Haviland moved to Grays Harbor in 1979 and graduated from Aberdeen High School in 1993.