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Hood Canal selects leader

Gibbon spent 14 years at Oak Harbor District

Lance Gibbon, a former superintendent of the Oak Harbor and Snoqualmie Valley school districts, will be the superintendent of the Hood Canal School District, pending a contract agreement.

On Monday evening, the Hood Canal School Board voted unanimously to hire Gibbon. He replaces Jose-de-Jesus Melendez, who resigned in February after seven months on the job to return to his family in Oregon. According to the district at the time, he was to complete the remainder of his contract on administrative leave.

The district has about 300 students in prekindergarten through eighth grade.

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