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State Representative-Elect Lisa Callan Heads to Olympia - Will Resign from ISD School Board January 24, 2019

Posted by L Michelle on January 07, 2019

Issaquah, WA— Citing professional obligations inherent in her duties as a newly elected representative to the Washington State House of Representatives, Lisa Callan has announced she will resign from the Issaquah School Board of Directors effective January 24, 2019.

Callan, who was elected to represent District #4 in 2013, served as the Board’s Legislative Representative in 2015 and 2016 and Board President in 2017. Known for her advocacy on behalf of all students, Callan laid the groundwork for the Board’s development of new District Equity Policy during her term as President.

 "The equity policy is our statement of belief in each and every child and a call to action to ensure every child is given what they need to thrive.  My hope is this policy will stand through time commanding a safe and welcoming environment, equitable supports and opportunities, free of bias and barriers for every student, employee, parent and guardian," explains Callan.

 The Board is grateful that Representative-Elect Callan is willing to continue her work on the Issaquah School Board through the first ever monitoring of the Equity Policy EL-16 on January 23, 2019. Callan was an integral part of the creation of an Equity Policy through a process that began about two years ago with professional development; focus meetings with students, staff, parents, and community members; and numerous discussions and revisions of the policy at Board meetings.

 "It has been an honor and such a privilege to serve on the school board and partner with my fellow Board members,  Superintendent Thiele, administration, teachers, staff, parents, the community, and most importantly, with our students to ensure we are doing everything possible to give our children their best possible future,” says Callan. “I look forward to continuing this work and partnership in the state legislature"

The Board will accept Callan’s resignation at its regular business meeting on January 9, 2019. It then has 90 days to appoint a replacement.  Information will be issued shortly by the District to inform citizens interested in filling the vacated seat on the application process and timeline.