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Nooksack schools closed until Nov. 29

Nooksack Valley schools will not resume in-classroom learning until Monday, Nov. 29, and students at Sumas Elementary will attend school in different district facilities, the district announced Friday.

Due to flooding, the current Sumas Elementary School building will not be safely usable the rest of this school year, the district said. 

However, there was no damage to the new school being built nearby and it is hoped the new construction can be ready for students before the end of the school year. 

The needs within the school community were still at an emergency level given the number of families and staff displaced from their homes by the Nov. 14-15 flooding, the school district reported.

Sumas school staff were to communicate with individual families this week on the location of a new classroom for children. Transportation as well is being worked out.

-- Nooksack Valley Schools website

Gas prices jump 0.4 cents

Washington gas prices have increased 0.4 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.80/g as of Nov. 24, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,666 stations in Washington.

Gas prices in Washington are 2.6 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand $1.13/g higher than a year ago.

According to GasBuddy price reports, the cheapest station in Washington is priced at $2.95/g, while the most expensive is $4.39/g, a difference of $1.44/g.

The lowest price in the state is $2.95/g while the highest is $4.39/g, a difference of $1.44/g.

The national average price of gasoline has fallen 1.9 cents per gallon in the last week, averaging $3.39/g.

The national average is up 2.8 cents per gallon from a month ago and stands $1.30/g higher than a year ago.