April 2, 2013
The search for the fifth member of the Issaquah School Board is over.
After two rounds of interviews, the board voted 3-1 March 20 to appoint Alison Meryweather to the District 4 seat left vacant Jan. 9, when Chad Magendanz resigned to serve in the state Legislature. Meryweather was sworn in at the beginning of the board’s March 27 meeting.
“Alison brings passion for public education and experience in advocating for kids,” board president Brian Deagle said in a statement released by the Issaquah School District. “She has volunteered countless hours for our district, and we are excited for her to extend her service to the board of directors.”
March 12, 2013
Alison Meryweather, Lisa Callan emerge as finalists
Lisa Callan or Alison Meryweather will become the next member of the Issaquah School Board.
After three hours of questioning, an hour-and-a-half executive session and another 30 minutes of public discussion March 6, the Issaquah School Board narrowed its choices to the two women.
February 19, 2013
Five people have applied for the school board seat left vacant by Chad Magendanz, who resigned Jan. 9 to serve in the state Legislature.
The position represents Issaquah’s fourth district, which spans from the Issaquah Highlands through the downtown corridor and south to Tiger Mountain and Mirrormont. Anyone who lives in that area was welcome to apply for the seat, and had to have his or her application turned in to the Issaquah School District by Feb. 14. By the time the 4 p.m. deadline came by that day, five people — Lisa Callan, Margo Campbell, Alison Meryweather, Justin Park and Justin Rolfe — had their hat in the ring.
The current school board members will review the five applications and have scheduled candidate interviews for 6 p.m. March 6. If a second round of interviews is needed, those will be March 20. Whoever is appointed to the position will serve out Magendanz’s term through November.