This editorial will appear in Tuesday’s print edition.
The races for Federal Way school board took on additional significance last week when Superintendent Tom Murphy, a respected 20-year veteran of the district, announced his retirement.
Murphy will leave in June, making the next school board responsible for hiring his replacement.
Even with less than a majority of the board at stake this election, the outcome is bound to influence the hiring of Murphy’s successor. Voters will want the right people in office to make that pick.