Former business manager returns to Enumclaw

Tim Madden is sitting in a familiar seat at the Enumclaw School District office.

The former business and operations director returned to the position recently in on an interim basis while the district searches for a replacement for Randy Stocker, who took a position as executive director for exemplary programs with the Bellevue School District.

The announcement came during the Enumclaw School Board’s July 19 regular meeting.

Madden retired from the Enumclaw district in 2008. He came out of retirement to become the assistant principal at Glacier Middle School in the White River School District. That district has released him from his contract to help out Enumclaw.

Superintendent Mike Nelson said it would have been difficult to find a replacement during this critical budget time. Enumclaw is expected to release its budget, which includes nearly $1 million in reductions, in the coming weeks with a budget hearing and approval set for Aug. 16.

“He’s hit the ground running,” Nelson said.

Nelson said the district plans to post the permanent position in February or March.

In other business, the board:

• approved the district’s Capital Facilities Plan for 2010-2015.

The plan is based on student generation rates and projected student enrollment numbers and includes a program to collect impact fees from the cities of Enumclaw and Black Diamond, as well as King County, based on future development in those areas. Money collected from these fees typically provides temporary housing for additional students.

The district is asking cities to collect fees at a rate of nearly 80 percent. King County approved the impact fees at 50 percent.

Enumclaw and Black Diamond city councils have not approved the impact fees yet.

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