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Outside eyes needed to see school complaints clearly

A school district that ended the 2018-2019 school year in dispute has not resolved its differences as the summer turns toward the next school year. The La Conner School District Board of Directors had their summer retreat last week. They invited the staff unions, the La Conner Education Association and the Public School Employees, to participate for a 90 minute session.

That is good to hear. But the distance between staff and board over Superintendent Whitney Meissner’s tenure has not shrunk.

The unions’ overwhelming June no confidence vote in Meissner’s leadership became a July call for her r...


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