Edmonds School Board president steps down

EDMONDS — Re-elected just months ago, Edmonds School Board President Susan Phillips stepped down Tuesday to devote more time to caring for her ailing husband.

In a resignation letter, Phillips said she was grateful to the rest of the board for excusing her recent absences, but added that her husband Ron’s “significant health challenges” now pose a longer-term challenge. “In this light, I am trying to shed as many other responsibilities as I can.”

Superintendent Nick Brossoit praised Phillips, who was first appointed to the board in November 2007, then elected in 2009 and re-elected in November. “She has added so much value to our schools in her service and we will miss her,” he said.

The board will now take steps to appoint a replacement to serve out the rest of Phillips’ term, through November 2017. Phillips represents District 4, which encompasses much of Lynnwood west of I-5.

More in Local News

Inclusion super important to Monroe High senior

Sarah Reeves worked to make homecoming more representative of the student population.

This dental office devoted a day to free care for veterans

All Smiles Northwest in Everett was among businesses observing Freedom Day USA.

Man, 60, in critical condition after Bothell crash

Police believe the driver may have been speeding when he hit a rock wall.

30 homes evacuated after mudslide ruptures natural gas line

The slide also damaged a home in the 7300 block of N Meadowdale Road, near Lynnwood.

FBI operation arrests 3 linked to exploitation of 32 women

The sting focused on Everett and other cities in Snohomish, King, Pierce, Skagit and Spokane counties.

Man arrested in Monroe Walmart robbery; second suspect flees

The pair fled in a stolen Mitsubishi Lancer with a distinctive green spray paint job.

Fugitive convict, missing more than a year, surrenders

Charles Coggins, 60, turned himself in Monday. He could now spend up to 30 days behind bars.

Former homeless camp needs needles and garbage cleaned up

The Hand Up Project will lead a volunteer effort this weekend on wooded land south of Everett.

County Council postpones vote on conservation programs

A decision on funding agricultural and water-quality programs will come after the budget process.

Most Read