The Edmonds School Board took time out from its regular Tuesday evening business meeting to officially install this year’s crop of student advisors, and to celebrate with the district’s new superintendent as she received the Edmonds Community College Foundation’s Distinguished Alum Award.
“It is indeed an honor for me to recognize our own Dr. Kris McDuffy as Distinguished Alum of Edmonds Community College,” said College President Dr. Jean Hernandez, who was joined by Brad Thomas, Executive Director of the Edmonds Community College Foundation, in presenting the award. “Dr. McDuffy has deep roots in Snohomish County, and has been active in a wide range of community affairs and organizations all her life. Her impact on our community has been and continues to be tremendous.”
In addition, the board welcomed the new student advisors, who will serve the board as representatives of district high schools throughout the academic year. This year’s advisors are Danielle Strohl and Stephi Smith from Mountlake Terrace High School, Julia Greeley and Aurora Kerr representing the eLearning Academy, and Shontea Todd and Nyesha Adams of Lynnwood High. After introducing the group to the board and the audience, Board President Susan Phillips swore them in by administering the oath of office.
In other business, the board heard the monthly financial update from Business and Operations Director Stewart Mhyre. It also approved:
– Capital projects contracts for repairs to Madrona Middle School to mitigate damage from the Easter weekend fire.
– Building control upgrades at Lynnwood High School.
– Demolition of the district’s old Maintenance and Transportation facility.
– An easement with the Alderwood Water District for the Alderwood Middle School replacement project.
— Story and photos by Larry Vogel