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A special YS school board meeting was held on Thursday, Feb. 15, with the purpose of discussing and voting on the censure of board member Amy Magnus. The only board members present were Amy Bailey (left) and Dorothée Bouquet. Absent were Magnus, Board President Judith Hempfling and Vice President Rebecca Potter. (Video still)

Attempt to censure school board member stalls

A special meeting of the YS school board — scheduled Thursday, Feb. 15, in order to discuss and vote on the censure of a board member — ended about eight minutes after it started due to a lack of quorum.

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