July 1, 2014
Stand for Children recently announced its endorsement of 24 legislative candidates for the 2014 election.
Local candidates the group endorsed were 5th District Reps. Chad Magendanz (R) and Jay Rodne (R).
Stand for Children is a nonprofit organization that helps organize around changes in public education. Learn more here.
December 21, 2010
The Issaquah School District is slated to lose $3.17 million in the proposed budget Gov. Chris Gregoire released Dec. 15.
The 2011-13 proposed budget aims to address a $4.6 billion shortfall.
“This is on top more than $10 million in cuts from the last two budget cycles and a $1-million mid-year cut to our current budget from Saturday’s special session,” Issaquah Superintendent Steve Rasmussen said in a statement. “If I have said we were down to the bone before now, this starts cutting into the marrow of classroom operations.” Read more
October 27, 2009
Issaquah city and schools candidates rolled out long lists of endorsements — from elected officials, community leaders, business groups and political parties — during the push for votes.
Endorsements provide fodder for campaign ads and reassure voters with questions about candidates. The nods can also provide clues to party affiliations of candidates in the nonpartisan City Council and school board races.
September 29, 2009
Two candidates — Marnie Maraldo and Wright Noel — are running for Issaquah School Board Director District No. 2.
It is the first time in 16 years the seat has been open; longtime board member Connie Fletcher isn’t seeking re-election.
The candidates are largely new to districtwide service, but both are active at their children’s schools and in the greater community. Read more
November 19, 2008
Chad Magendanz was sworn into office at the Issaquah School Board’s Nov. 12 meeting.
November 4, 2008
School board members selected Chad Magendanz to fill their vacant District 4 position Oct. 28.
October 29, 2008
UPDATED — 1:42 a.m. October 29, 2008
The Issaquah School Board has appointed Chad Magendanz to fill its vacant Director District 4 position.
The board select Magendanz at its meeting Tuesday night, after its second round of interviews.
Magendanz is a design lead for a software company based in Kirkland and a parent volunteer in schools, as well as active in educational advocacy groups, like Stand for Children and the PTSA.