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Noting the district’s increasing diversity, Moore sa

Noting the district’s increasing diversity, Moore said it will be beneficial to have a person of color serving on the school board.

Moore will be sworn in at the next school board meeting May 13. He will serve until the next school board elections in November 2009.

Walker said he won’t run against Moore in the next election.

Other vacancy

The Federal Way School Board is accepting applications for a position left vacant with Tom Madden’s recent resignation.

Madden left the board last month because his business requires him to travel and frequently be absent from board meetings, said school board president Ed Barney.

No applications have yet been received for the vacant district four position, Barney said. District four is in the southeastern portion of the school district.

School board members are responsible for adopting policy, planning and monitoring operations and controlling expenditures. They must attend two formal meetings each month as well as several work studies and planning sessions throughout the year. Board members also represent the district at a variety of community and school events.

Applicants must be United States citizens and qualified voters who reside within the district four area.

Applicants must submit a letter of interest to Chris Popich in the educational service center by noon May 16. Board members will review the applications on May 28 and select approximately five finalists.

Finalists will be interviewed during a public meeting at 7 p.m. June 11. A candidate will be selected that night.

The new school board member will be sworn in at the June 24 board meeting and will serve until November 2009.

School board members are eligible to receive $50 per day that they serve. The total compensation cannot exceed $4,800 annually.

Contact Margo Hoffman: mhoffman@fedwaymirror.com or (253) 925-5565.

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