NASELLE, Wash. - Rick Pass is going to continue as superintendent of the Naselle-Grays River Valley School District.

His decision came after an appeal from the community to stay after a year as interim superindentent.

Pass left Knappa School District last year after conflict with the School Board. He has previously worked on the Long Beach Peninsula as an administrator with Ocean Beach School District.

"After last night's school board meeting, the decision has been made for me," Pass said Wednesday. "I talked with my wife after the overwhelming show of support at the meeting and we have agreed that I will be back as superintendent of schools at Naselle-Grays River Valley."

At Tuesday's school board meeting, 15 people spoke in support of Pass continuing as superintendent, including all five board members who had offered Pass the position during his year-long stint as interim superintendent. The school board includes Chairman Hollis Fletcher, Ed Darcher, Michelle Condon, Gilbert Haataia, and newly appointed Bobby Torppa.

"I hope I am worthy of the expectations the district has for me," Pass said. "I saw the support the people of the district have for me last night and I knew I had to come back to serve them and the great kids we have here."


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