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Edmonds School District Board appoints new Director

Thom Garrard

LYNNWOOD—In a unanimous vote, Tuesday, June 4, Edmonds School District Board of Directors appointed Thom Garrard to fill the District 4 Director vacancy. The Board interviewed candidates Rebecca Anderson and Thom Garrard on Tuesday, June 4, 2024. A third candidate withdrew on Monday. The public was invited to attend in person or watch the live […]

Edmonds School Board Director announces resignation effective July

Deborah Kilgore

LYNNWOOD—School Board Director Dr Deborah Kilgore is resigning from the Edmonds School District Board effective July 10, 2024, as she and her family will be moving out of state. Director Kilgore made her announcement during the School Board meeting on Tuesday, May 14, 2024. She has served on the School Board for six and half […]

Voters approve $866 million in school bonds and levies in Special Election

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SNOHOMISH COUNTY—Snohomish County voters overwhelmingly supported ballot measures to provide funding for school districts across the Snohomish County in the February 13 Special Election. Both the Marysville Transportation Benefit District and the levy for Fire District 22 passed handsomely with 71% and 60% respectively. Voter turnout as of the count on Wednesday, February 14, 2024, […]

Edmonds School Board Director apologizes for using profanity during meeting

Edmonds School Board

LYNNWOOD, Wash., November 16, 2023—Edmonds School District Board Member Keith Smith apologized for using profane language during a, self-defined, “diatribe” last month where he defended student’s rights to use school bathrooms regardless of gender. The apology came at an Edmonds School Board Meeting in Lynnwood on Tuesday, November 14. “I would just like to apologize […]

Letter-to-Editor: Evaluating contested Edmonds School Board races

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Edmonds School District includes the cities of Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace, Brier, Woodway and of course Edmonds. Two of the current races for director positions, #1 and #5, offer clear choices to the voters. Recent ESD students’ low test scores and low attendance (as reported by the Edmonds Beacon) ought to be thought provoking for all. […]

Community invited to celebrate Edmonds School Board Director Gary Noble retirement

Gary Noble

LYNNWOOD, Wash., October 10, 2023—After nearly 20 years serving the Edmonds School District, School Board Director Gary Noble is retiring. The district will honor Director Noble during a retirement celebration on Tuesday, December 12 from 5 to 6 p.m. at the District Office located at 20420 68th Ave W in Lynnwood. Below is Director Noble’s […]

Council discusses appropriating at least $220,000 to Edmonds School District

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., May 4, 2023—The Lynnwood City Council discussed a proposal for a mental and behavioral health program for Edmonds schools during their work session on Monday. The council also received an introduction on possible annexation options and covered potential changes to council rules regarding attendance to meetings via Zoom. The proposal from the Center […]

Edmonds School Board selects Dr. Rebecca Miner as superintendent

rebecca miner

LYNNWOOD, Wash., February 9, 2023—The Edmonds School District Board of Directors selected Dr. Rebecca Miner as the district’s permanent superintendent, pending successful contract negotiations, during a special meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023.   Dr. Miner was selected by the School Board last spring to be the interim superintendent for the 2022-23 school year.  “The Board […]

Edmonds School District announces forum for superintendent finalists

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., February 4, 2023—After interviewing candidates to become the next Edmonds School District Superintendent, the Board of Directors has narrowed the search to two finalists. The finalists (in alphabetical order) are:  “We are very pleased with the highly qualified candidates moving forward in our superintendent search,” said School Board President Dr. Nancy Katims. “We look […]

Washington Kids in Transition, keeping over 5,000 food insecure children fed

kids in transition

LYNNWOOD, Wash., August 26, 2022—In September of 2014, an Edmonds School District bus driver noticed one of his passengers drinking a jelly packet in the backseat. The student appeared frightened that someone would take it away from her. When he approached the young girl, he learned that this modest snack would be all she would […]

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