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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Sandy Husk, one of two remaining candidates for superintendent of Seattle Public Schools, has withdrawn as a finalist.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 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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