Issaquah School Board member Chad Magendanz resigned his position on Wednesday, Jan. 9, in order to begin a new civic role.
“My commitments as Washington’s 5th District legislator require me to focus on my new role, and I feel it is best for me to make room for someone with the time and energy to devote their full attention to the needs of the Issaquah School District, our local communities and our 17,831 students,” Magendanz wrote in his official resignation letter.
Magendanz was appointed to the school board in October 2008 and was reelected in November 2009. In November 2012, he was elected to the Washington State House of Representatives.
The remaining four board members now have 90 days to appoint a community member from Director District 4 to fill Magendanz’ seat until it expires in November 2013. More information about the process will soon be posted on the district’s homepage.
“I am proud to say that I will continue to be a champion for education as my role as legislator has offered me the opportunity to participate on committees for K‐12 Education and Higher Education,” Magendanz said.