Wenatchee School District will need to re-do appointment to board


The Wenatchee School Board will need a do-over for one of the board seats it voted to fill last week.

In a press release, the district said after reviewing board policies it turns out such an appointment requires three votes from sitting board members.

The board voted 2-1 to appoint Maria Inigues Jan. 9, with board member Michele Sandberg voting against.

So Tuesday, attorney Julie Norton who was appointed by a 3-0 vote at the same meeting, will be sworn in.

The board will then go into executive session (closed to the public) “to evaluate the qualifications of a candidate for appointment to the board.”

The board then will go back into regular session to appoint the second new member, presumably Iniguez.

And that will require the votes of three of the then-four-member board.

So at noon, Norton will be sworn in, then the executive session will be held and a vote on the second new member will follow in open session.

At 5:30, a reception will be held for both new board members and at 6 the oath of office will be given for the new appointee.