The Chimacum School Board selected Michael Raymond of Port Ludlow on Jan. 15 to fill its vacant District 4 seat.
Raymond was approved with a 3-1 vote, with Jack McKay as the lone dissenting voice. Directors Mike Gould, LuAnn Rogers and Sarah Martin voted to approve Raymond. Martin asked question remotely via speaker phone because she could not attend in person.
Raymond was one of four candidates to be interviewed during the board meeting alongside Daniel Holtz, Kelly Pearson and Tami Robocker, all from Port Ludlow.
While Holtz spent 30 years working for Boeing as an engineer and senior manager, Pearson said she’s been involved in the finance departments of three school districts in the past five years. Robocker was the Chimacum parent-teacher association president from 2005-10, a coach for the Science Olympiad 2009-13 and a coach for Destination Imagination from 2004-13.
Raymond’s degrees include a principal certification from Western Washington University, and he’s served as the Title IX coordinator for the Chimacum School District, as well as working in contract and grievance administration with the Chimacum Education Association.
The District 4 director position became vacant when Robert Bunker resigned Nov. 2 following a protection order that prevented him from being within 500 feet of the school district’s main campus.
Raymond will fill the District 4 seat, which will be up for election in 2019. The window to file for the seat is May 13-17. If two or more candidates file for the position, a primary election will be held Aug. 6. The general election is scheduled for Nov. 5.
For a full story, see the Jan. 23 print edition of The Leader.