Superintendent's Messages

Message from LISD School Board   

Press Release: Superintendent 

Press Release Supt

August 30, 2023

Dear Lopez Island School Community,

The board met today to discuss accepting the Separation and Release Agreement between Ed Murray and the Lopez Island School District. Mr. Murray’s resignation is effective Aug. 31, 2023. The final agreement states that Mr. Murray will receive sixty thousand dollars and will be released of all duties and claims after his resignation date.

Our next steps forward will include having our principal, Dr. Martha Martin, be our Interim Superintendent, as well as, the K-12 Principal while we undergo the Search Process for a new Superintendent. We are very thankful for her willingness to serve in that role. 

After approval of this agreement tonight, in accordance with RCW 28A.330.200 the Board will appoint Board Chair, Kelli Carrier to be acting Superintendent until we are able to have Martha officially in the position. Which we expect to happen very soon.

In the coming weeks, the Board will be appointing a committee of stakeholders to carry out the search and selection of the next superintendent. This is a very important time for our School District. Our plan is to come together as a team to support Martha and use this time wisely to have a thorough and thoughtful search process. 

Thank you for your attention and patience with this difficult issue. Please reach out to the Board with any questions.


Lopez Island School Board

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