FEDERAL WAY SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER RESIGNS FOLLOWING ARREST
October 16, 2013
Federal Way School Board President Tony Moore.
(FEDERAL WAY, WA) -- Federal Way School Board President Tony Moore, who was arrested in September on a tire theft charge in Oregon that was related to a salvage business he owns, resigned Tuesday as board president.
A motion was introduced to oust Moore from his post as President shortly after the meeting began and a vote was taken. The vote was deadlocked at two each, for and against, and it was Moore who cast the deciding vote. He voted to remove himself from the position, saying he did not want to be a distraction, according to report by KOMO-TV Seattle.
The report says Moore will remain on the board as a member and that he has hired a lawyer on the arrest charge and plans to plead not guilty.
The story here also notes there were some unhappy parents at last night's meeting, upset about board members spending more than $60,000 on overseas travel to places like England, Amsterdam, Finland, Australia, South Korea and Scotland.
The district said the purpose of the European junket was to learn techniques for better education and to plan a "global partnership program" in other parts of the world.