Welcome to Our Valley

At North River School District, we share a common vision: Prepared for Life. Every Student Matters. Every Moment Counts. 

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SY 2021-2022

School Board Meetings

The North River School District Board of Directors holds a regular monthly business meeting on the third Monday of every month at  5:30 p.m. 

Board meetings can be in-person with masks and distancing, up to 50% room capacity. We will still have zoom capability for those wishing to be off-site. *If you wish to attend in-person, please notify the school at least 3 hours prior to the meeting. Your attendance must be confirmed to ensure that we do not exceed room capacity. 


For log-in information for the next board meeting, go to our Facebook page the day before the the meeting date.

Our Board of Directors

James Banas - Board Chair

James "Jim" Banas serves as Board Chair and is in his 15th year of service. He received  a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Grove City College and served in the U.S. Air Force as an officer and pilot for 20 years before returning. He then worked for as a Safety Engineer  for the Department of Defense for 11 years before a second retirement. Jim has enjoyed substituting. He values students, the school environment, and representing the community taxpayers.


Deborah Koehn


Bio coming soon... 

Bob Sholes - Vice Chair

Bob Sholes has been a North River resident for 77 years! He brings experience as a business owner and logger. Bob has served on the North River Board of Directors for over 20 years, and believes in making a difference in the lives of our students. 


Carolyn Lande

Carloyn Lande brings experience as a business owner to the board. As a member of the American Institute of Floral Designers, Carolyn has made floral arrangements for the White House! Carolyn has also traveled across Europe, training florists in business and western design. In addition, she has taught at Dallas Community College. Carolyn has served on many board of directors and takes her fiduciary responsibility seriously. 

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Julie Miles

Julie brings her experience as a business owner to the board. Having her own cleaning service, Julie understands the importance of hard work and dedication. In addition, Julie keeps a pulse on North River in her role as grandmother to three, currently enrolled, students. Julie also has experience as a preschool teacher, and brings her love of learning to her position. 

Reopening & COVID

Plans and information from the state seem to be changing constantly. Our most current reopening plan is available here:

If your child is not feeling well, please see this COVID symptom decision tree:

New! Washington Local Education Agency
Academic and Student Well-being Recovery Plan

The Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction recently asked its districts to submit plans to address student needs resulting from school building closures and extended time in remote learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please see our plan below!

In the Forest

North River 

Our Valley. Our Community. Our School. 

We share a common vision. We want to foster a love of lifelong learning. We support deep community connections while encouraging becoming citizens of the world.