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October 16, 2013 at 7:52 AM

Federal Way School Board president steps down

FEDERAL WAY (AP) — The Federal Way School Board voted 3-2 to remove Tony Moore as president with Moore casting the deciding vote against himself at the Tuesday night meeting. He said he did not want his arrest to be a distraction.

Moore was arrested last month after an investigation in Portland accused him of stealing tires for his salvage business. He plans to plead not guilty.

KOMO reports he’ll remain on the school board.

But, the issue that brought dozens of angry parents to the meeting was oversees travel by the superintendent and board members. The board spent more than $60,000 for trips to Europe, Australia and South Korea. The district said the goal was to learn better education techniques and plan a global partnership program.

Parents called the trips wasteful junkets.

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