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Amanda Bourgeois chosen for school board vacancy

Five months after a crossroads election that saw the defeat of two La Conner School Board incumbents, the district panel has elected to continue down the path of change.

The board on Monday chose Amanda Bourgeois to fill the Swinomish director district seat vacated by Marlys Baker’s move to Mount Vernon earlier this year.

Baker had upset longtime board member Janie Beasley last November.

Beasley was seeking a return to the board, but members without comment voted unanimously in favor of Bourgeois in a roll call vote during a 45-minute video-conferenced meeting.

The appointment is in effect unt...


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