Stand for Children endorses local reps

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.

School district could lose more than $3 million from governor’s cuts

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

Candidates tout endorsements as Election Day nears

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.

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Two vie for school board seat in Nov. 3 election

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

New school board member sworn in Nov. 12

November 19, 2008

Chad Magendanz was sworn into office at the Issaquah School Board’s Nov. 12 meeting.

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Magendanz fills school board slot

November 4, 2008

Chad Magendanz

School board members selected Chad Magendanz to fill their vacant District 4 position Oct. 28.

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School board chooses new member

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.

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