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Park Rapids board bids farewell to longtime principal Gravalin

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Park Rapids Minnesota PO Box 111 56470

Century School principal Bruce Gravalin bid farewell this week at his "last official school board meeting," closing a 37-year career in education.

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"I've enjoyed the last three years as much as any, despite the added workload," he said of assuming the leadership role for both the elementary and middle schools. "It's a credit to the staff.

"I always enjoyed coming to work," he said, noting daily incidents always prompted chuckles. "It's been an honor and a pleasure."

In other action, the board:

n Approved a bid of $46,000 for the student-built house that will be moved to Twin Valley in July.

n Approved reinstatement of the yearbook advisor position, which was cut as a cost-saving measure. Josten has agreed to cover the cost, superintendent Glenn Chiodo said.

n Approved the first and second reading of the Century middle and elementary schools handbooks, both with minor changes.

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