2 resign early from BISD board

Two Bainbridge Island School Board directors have announced they were stepping down and will leave before their terms end in November.

Lynn Smith and Christina Hulet submitted resignation letters at the board meeting Feb. 10.

BISD superintendent Peter Bang-Knudsen said he is grateful for Hulet and Smith’s leadership. “Not only did they expertly guide the district during the pandemic, but they simultaneously kept their eyes on the future by adopting a new District Improvement Plan, approving new board policies and increasing school board engagement with the public.

“They are leaving the board in a solid place, and their successors will find an established board that guides an outstanding organization focused on serving all students.”

In their letters, Smith and Hulet stated how proud they were to have served on the board, and that they believed it was time for others to share their voices and leadership skills.

Smith has dedicated 14 years to the district through the Parent Teach Organization, the PTO Coordinating Council and on the school board. She began representing District 1 in 2015 and was re-elected in 2019. She also served as vice president and president. Her final board meeting is March 30. “Serving on the board has been one of the greatest experiences of my life,“ said Smith, who added that it was “enlightening, stressful, scary, joyful and fulfilling.”

Hulet was appointed to represent District 4 in November 2018 and was elected a year later. She served as vice president and then president. She will end her service March 9. Citing increasing work responsibilities and having two young children, Hulet said it was time “to pass this reigns onto the next community member who can bring their own unique energy and strengths to the board.”

BISD is looking to appoint individuals for the remainder of their terms, which expire in November.

For details go to www.bisd303.org/Page/14791.