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McPartland resigns from ML School Board; board seeks replacement

by CHARLES H. FEATHERSTONE
Staff Writer | June 14, 2021 7:10 PM

MOSES LAKE — The Moses Lake School District is looking for a fifth board member following the resignation Monday of Bryce McPartland.

In an email to the Columbia Basin Herald, McPartland said he has sold his house in Mae Valley and is moving out of the director district he currently represents.

“As everyone has observed, the Washington housing market is very hot. Consequently, we thought we'd test the water and see what we could get for our place,” McPartland wrote. “About a month ago, we got an offer that was too good to pass up and ended up selling.”

McPartland, who just finished construction of a brand new law office at the corner of West Broadway Avenue and South Interlake Road, represents District 5, which covers Mae Valley north of Interstate 90, west to roughly Dodson Road, as well the peninsula north of I-90 to Pioneer Way, and the eastern shore of Moses Lake, south to Nelson Road.

The MLSD is soliciting applications to fill out the remainder of McPartland’s term, which expires in November 2023. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, qualified voters and reside in Director District 5.

Applications can be found at the MLSD school board website bit.ly/MLSD_BoardApplication and are due no later than July 1.

According to a district press release, the school board intends to interview interested applicants at a public meeting on July 7 and formally appoint McPartland’s successor at its July 8 meeting.

Charles H. Featherstone can be reached at cfeatherstone@columbiabasinherald.com