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May 15, 2013 at 7:15 PM

Peter Maier, former Seattle School Board member, appointed to State Board of Education

Former Seattle School Board member Peter Maier is the newest member of the Washington State Board of Education.  The board members selected Maier from a group of six finalists, one of whom was current Seattle School Board President Kay Smith-Blum. Smith-Blum said she withdrew her candidacy at the end of her interview last week, saying she…

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Comments | More in Education | Topics: Kay Smith-Blum, Peter Maier, Seattle Public Schools

November 23, 2011 at 11:13 AM

Peter Maier concedes to Sharon Peaslee

The Seattle School Board will have two new members the next time it meets. North Seattle incumbent Peter Maier called challenger Sharon Peaslee to concede Tuesday, resolving the final piece of an election which featured four highly contested races. Updated vote totals released earlier Tuesday showed Peaslee leading Maier by about 1,700 votes, or 1.13 percent. State…

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Comments | More in Education | Topics: Harium Martin-Morris, Marty McLaren, Peter Maier

November 16, 2011 at 9:12 PM

Steve Sundquist, Peter Maier, Roscoe Bass honored at Seattle School Board meeting

It was a night for tributes at Wednesday night’s Seattle School Board meeting.

Board members, district officials and community members honored longtime school administrator Roscoe Bass, who died last week, and Steve Sundquist and Peter Maier, both of whom appear headed for defeat in their bids for re-election to the board.

“Autumn is a time of change and passage, and that’s what it feels like tonight to me,” board vice president Michael DeBell said before launching into a speech discussing all three men.

DeBell was joined by almost all of the other board members in praising Bass, who served as principal of Garfield High School and Sharples Alternative High School. Officials also suspended their normal rules for public comment to allow a group of community members to offer a description of Bass’ life.

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Comments | More in Education | Topics: Betty Patu, Marty McLaren, Michael DeBell

November 16, 2011 at 4:34 PM

Seattle School Board challenger Sharon Peaslee increases lead

Updated vote totals released Wednesday afternoon showed Seattle School Board challenger Sharon Peaslee with her first significant lead over incumbent Peter Maier. With most of the ballots counted, Peaslee led Maier by 742 votes – 71,373 to 70,631. More importantly, she led by 0.52 percent – just barely over the one-half of one percent margin that would…

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Comments | More in Education | Topics: Peter Maier, Seattle Public Schools, Seattle School Board

November 15, 2011 at 4:54 PM

Challenger Sharon Peaslee pulls ahead in Seattle School Board race

Seattle School Board challenger Sharon Peaslee pulled ahead of incumbent Peter Maier in updated vote totals released Tuesday afternoon. Peaslee led Maier by 91 votes – 67,294 to 67,385. She had 49.87 percent of the vote to Maier’s 49.80 percent. It is unclear how many votes are still left to be counted. As of Tuesday, King County…

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Comments | More in Education, General news | Topics: Peter Maier, Seattle Public Schools, Seattle School Board

November 9, 2011 at 4:42 PM

Marty McLaren increases lead over Seattle School Board President Steve Sundquist

New vote counts released Wednesday afternoon showed an even larger lead for West Seattle challenger Marty McLaren over Seattle School Board President Steve Sundquist. McLaren, a retired teacher, led Sundquist by almost 3,000 votes – 51.5 percent to 48.1 percent. A little more than half of the expected vote had been counted. In the other school board races,…

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Comments | More in Education, Government | Topics: Election 2011, Harium Martin-Morris, Kate Martin