RedGoodwin retires from Blaine school board

Published on Thu, Aug 31, 2006 by ack Kintner

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Red Goodwin retires from Blaine school board

By Jack Kintner

After two years of service, Red Goodwin announced his resignation from the Blaine school board in order to take a job in Alaska coaching high school basketball.

Goodwin was appointed to the board in 2004, replacing Deb Hart of Point Roberts. He represents district one, which is all of Point Roberts and roughly half of the part of Blaine west of the truck route and north of H Street. His term extends through 2009.

The board accepted Goodwin’s resignation Monday night along with that of Barrie Hull, who resigned earlier for health reasons. Goodwin’s resignation takes effect on November 1 while Hull’s took effect immediately.

Blaine school district superintendent Ron Spanjer said both vacancies will be filled by appointment that would last until the next applicable election, in this case until November of 2007 when the appointee would run for the unexpired balance of the term. Applicants are required to live in the elector districts that they represent.

The application period for Hull’s district four seat began on Tuesday of this week and runs for two weeks. On September 7 a pre-orientation meeting will be held at the school district office at 4 p.m. for interested people to find out more about what’s expected. The application period closes on September 12 and then the current board members, including Goodwin, will conduct interviews of the qualified applicants on September 14. On September 25 at their next regular meeting they will make a choice and administer the oath of office.

The two-week application period for Goodwin’s seat begins September 13, and pre-orientation is scheduled for September 21 at 4 p.m.

Interviews will be held on September 28 and a choice will be made at the regular meeting on October 23, though the new board member for district one will not take the oath of office until the next regular meeting on November 27.