The five members of the Everett School Board will get together today for the first time since Tuesday’s altercation when things turned physical. The workshop has been on the board’s agenda for some time. Meanwhile the fallout from Tuesday continues as video from the confrontation has been posted along with the statements of those involved. Seattle Times reporter Erik Lacitis has a story that includes the video and statements as well as great explanation of how the Everett School board went from a once-congenial group to what is now a nearly dysfunctional collection of elected officials. Click here for that.
Speaking of elected officials, while the results from the primary election won’t be official until August 31st, it appears Pam LeSense (who received 46.22% or 6803 votes) and MaryAnn Elbert (with 15.65% or 2304 votes) will face off against each other for the position being vacated by Kristie Dutton. (one of the board members involved in the physical altercation) Both candidates will now certainly face questions about how they will fit into the board’s current composition and how they plan on improving things. It should bring a little more attention to the race for the only open seat on the Everett School Board.