Contributed photo — Freeland resident Andrea Downs takes her oath of office from South Whidbey School District Superintendent Jo Moccia at the South Whidbey School Board’s monthly meeting on Dec. 13 at South Whidbey Elementary School. Downs was elected to position 2 on the board.

Contributed photo — Freeland resident Andrea Downs takes her oath of office from South Whidbey School District Superintendent Jo Moccia at the South Whidbey School Board’s monthly meeting on Dec. 13 at South Whidbey Elementary School. Downs was elected to position 2 on the board.

New South Whidbey School Board director sworn in

  • Saturday, December 16, 2017 6:00am
  • News

Freeland resident Andrea Downs was sworn into position 2 on the South Whidbey School Board on Wednesday night.

Downs, who ran unopposed in the election, replaces Board Director Julie Hadden; Hadden moved and won the election for position 5. Position 5 was previously occupied by Fred O’Neal, but he did not seek a new term.

Downs, 30, will serve as the board’s policy representative. She is currently a program facilitator for special services in Everett Public Schools. She also holds a masters degree in policy study from the University of Washington.

More in News

Federal marijuana stance doesn’t change anything for Whidbey entrepreneurs, law enforcement

The U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions declared that federal cannabis laws will… Continue reading

Rising acidity levels could put marine life at risk, expert says

Reversing the consequences of ocean acidification would be like steering the Titanic… Continue reading

More savings, profits than expected at closed school, center

The closure of Langley Middle School is estimated to save more money… Continue reading

Port of Coupeville commissioners not liable in lawsuit

Two Port of Coupeville commissioners won’t be individually liable in a lawsuit… Continue reading

Tokitae returns to Clinton-to-Mukilteo ferry route

The MV Tokitae is back in action. The 144-vehicle vessel returned to… Continue reading

Machete-wielding Oak Harbor man accused of rape

A man is accused of chasing a woman with a machete and… Continue reading

Lockdown on base lifted, no evidence of gunfire found

Navy security wasn’t able to identify a noise that caused the lock… Continue reading

Island County Court District Judge looking for court commissioner

A long time court commissioner in Island County District Court resigned last… Continue reading

Langley settles lawsuit; mayor takes issue with claim

The City of Langley last week paid $15,000 to settle a lawsuit… Continue reading

Most Read