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Orting schools chief says she’s staying put

Orting Schools Superintendent Michelle Curry has withdrawn her name from a list of three finalists for the superintendent’s job in Longview, in Southwest Washington.

Curry, who was one of three finalists for the Longview position, said last week that recent news about the health of elderly family members made her reluctant to leave the area.

“We decided it wasn’t a good time to make a move,” Curry said. “We are going to stay put.”

She said she looks forward to continuing her work in Orting, where she has been superintendent since 2009.

In 2012, Curry was one of six semifinalists for superintendent of the year for the National Association of School Superintendents. In 2014, Orting High School was named a school of distinction for posting five-year improvements in state test scores.

Tickets on sale for Tacoma student art benefit

Tickets for Artrageous are on sale now. The event benefits the nonprofit group Elements of Education, which supports programs at Tacoma School of the Arts and the Science and Math Institute.

Artrageous, to be held at the Murano Hotel Bicentennial Pavilion, includes dinner and an auction, as well as student performances.

Registration closes March 4. For ticket and other information, go to

Compiled by Debbie Cafazzo, staff writer