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  Lincoln Elementary School in Woodburn visited by Gov. Kate Brown   Gov. Kate Brown welcome kid back to school  

Story by Justin Much - Story Source
Published on Monday April 5, 2021 - 2:25 AM

PORTLAND, Oregon - Governor Kate Brown visited Woodburn's Lincoln Elementary School on April 1, the first day of hybrid in-person instruction for Woodburn School District and around the state.

Governor's Office spokespeople said Brown toured Lincoln Elementary with Woodburn School District Acting Superintendent Juan Larios, School Board Chair Anthony Medina, Principal Sarah Flynn and district and school staff. She visited a kindergarten classroom and two bilingual first-grade classrooms, as well as the school's health screening room for students.

Lincoln was one of two schools Brown visited that day; the other was Scott Elementary in Portland.

"There is no better reminder of why school is so foundational to our children's lifelong success than seeing the way their faces light up when they see their teacher and their friends in a classroom for the first time after an incredibly challenging year," Brown said. "I'd like to thank (Portland Public Schools) Superintendent Guadalupe Guerrero and Acting Superintendent Juan Larios for inviting me to their districts to share in this special moment for Oregon children today. And I'd like to thank all the educators, school staff and parents who have worked together tirelessly to make today possible for Oregon students."