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September 17, 2013 at 7:21 AM

Vancouver schools superintendent installs office shower

VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — The superintendent of Vancouver Public Schools had a shower installed in his office restroom over the summer at a cost of about $4,000. Superintendent Steve Webb told The Columbian it will increase his productivity by allowing him to freshen up for evening meetings without having to drive home.

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July 11, 2012 at 5:42 PM

Tukwila superintendent resigns amid racial discrimination probe

Ethelda Burke, the Tukwila School District superintendent under investigation for allegedly making inappropriate racial comments, has resigned. Burke, who has led the 2,800-student district since 2008, wrote in a resignation letter made public Wednesday that the “unwarranted claims … had “made it impossible for me to return and be effective as Superintendent.” “The ordeal of the past…

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Comments | More in Education | Topics: Ethelda Burke, Mark Wahlstrom, racial discrimination

May 15, 2012 at 10:29 AM

New Seattle superintendent’s contract calls for $270,000 salary

New Seattle Superintendent Jose Banda would make $270,000 per year, according to a contract to be voted on tomorrow night by the School Board. The three-year pact also includes an annuity of $22,000 and a $700 monthly allowance for vehicle expenses, in addition to other benefits. The $270,000 base salary, $6,000 more than what former Superintendent Maria…

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Comments | More in Education | Topics: John Diaz, Jose Banda, Mike McGinn

April 30, 2012 at 9:15 AM

Second Seattle superintendent finalist withdraws

Sandy Husk, one of two remaining candidates for superintendent of Seattle Public Schools, has withdrawn as a finalist. Husk, superintendent of the Salem-Keizer School District, had been one of two finalists remaining after Steven Enoch withdrew as a finalist over the weekend. According to The Statesman Journal: “In my communication with people inside the district last…

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April 26, 2012 at 6:35 AM

Morning Memo/Thursday: Police need your help … Supe finalist No. 3

Weather: It sure has been raining. Duh. Drizzly today, light rain tomorrow, but maybe things will get better on the weekend. Fingers crossed. By the way, temperatures are supposed to be in the low 60s this time of year. We’re getting that one day here and one day there. Go figure. The National…

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April 21, 2012 at 11:26 AM

Darrington school official resigns after manager’s death

The Associated Press DARRINGTON – The embattled superintendent of the Darrington School District has agreed to resign, a year and a half after another school manager died of a cocaine overdose in his house. KOMO News reports that Larry Johnson will resign on April 30 under a settlement with the Darrington School Board. Under…

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February 17, 2012 at 6:22 PM

Bellevue to offer Enfield accelerated interview process

In a split vote, the Bellevue School Board decided today to invite Seattle’s interim schools chief Susan Enfield to participate in an accelerated interview process for their superintendent vacancy. Enfield, who is a finalist for the superintendent opening in Highline School District and is thought to be weighing other options, would have to agree…

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Comments | More in Education | Topics: Amalia Cudiero, Bellevue School Board, Jacque Coe

February 10, 2012 at 1:40 PM

Bellevue schools to Susan Enfield: We like you, too

The Bellevue School Board voted this morning to officially notify Susan Enfield that she is a “strong candidate” for their superintendent vacancy and that it will consider accelerating the search process to accommodate her. The accelerated process would not begin until a pair of community meetings next week, Bellevue School District spokeswoman Jacque Coe said. Enfield, the…

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December 16, 2011 at 10:23 AM

Enfield won't seek Seattle superintendent's job

Susan Enfield, the Seattle Public Schools interim superintendent, announced today in a letter that she does not want the job permanently. Enfield stepped in last year after former Superintendent Maria Goodloe-Johnson was fired in March amid a district contracting scandal. In her letter, Enfield cited improvements during her tenure and wrote: While I am proud of what…

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