Breaking news: Walla Walla School Board member says he's leaving board

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WALLA WALLA — Walla Walla School Board member Max Carrera confirmed this afternoon he intends to resign.

Board members are to vote on whether to accept Carrera’s resignation during their regular meeting Tuesday. The Board meets at 6:30 p.m. in the district’s office at 364 S. Park St.

Carrera said he is stepping down from the Board to focus his time and attention to raising his teen son and young daughter as a single dad. Carrera is also helping care for his mother, whose health is declining, he said.

“It’s time for me to focus on my new life and family,” he said.

Carrera has served on the Board for six years. He is in the middle of his second term, having been elected in 2007 and reelected in 2011.

Carrera said he will still be dedicated to being an advocate and critic of the Walla Walla School District.

School officials in their public meeting agenda released last week did not identify the Board member whose resignation was under consideration.

District spokesman Mark Higgins said the agenda item was being handled as a personnel issue and the name of the Board member would be withheld until Tuesday’s meeting.

Board President Anne Golden declined to comment on the pending resignation when contacted Sunday.

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barracuda 1 year, 3 months ago

Well, Thats a start... New blood on the board!

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