REDMOND, OR -- The Redmond School Board has yet another opening to fill. A.J. Lasoya announced last week he would resign, effective July 31. "He has taken a new position at Columbia Bank, and it’s a regional job where he travels out of the city for many, many trips during the week," Superintendent Mike McIntosh tells KBND News. "It’s just a conflict in his schedule and he has his priorities straight. We encourage folks to take care of their families and when he is home, he needs to spend time with his wife and kids."
But, McIntosh says Lasoya has committed to stay on to help select his own replacement. "He’s told us that he wouldn’t leave us in the lurch, so we have applications open until next Friday, the 24th. If you’re interested in becoming a board member, we’d love to have you throw your hat in the ring; contact Gina at the district office or look on the website."
He says the Board hopes to have a replacement found by July, "And A.J. is scheduled to have his term end by the end of July, but could go longer. And, that’s a good thing, we think; it just helps that consistency continue down the road. It’s a good thing." Lasoya is the longest continuous serving member on the current board. The appointed member would serve the remainder of Lasoya’s term, which expires June 2017.
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