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Statement Regarding School Board

Dear Orting Families, Staff and Community,

I am writing to you today to announce the resignation of Rick Slaughter from the Orting School District Board of Directors. This resignation is effective immediately and we will speak to it publicly at tomorrow’s regularly scheduled board meeting at 6:00 p.m. at the Orting School District Central Office. In my conversations with Rick, he expressed this decision was grounded in his love for his family.

As a Board, we remain committed to transparency and open communication lines between the District and the local community. While we appreciate Rick’s service to the District, we are also saddened by the hurt and frustration recent events have caused. This community, our schools, staff and students will continue to be at the heart of what we do, while building your trust and confidence. 

We will announce the process to fill the vacancy of the Orting School Board Director District #1 position in the coming days. If you have questions or concerns, please email me at



Carrie Thibodeaux

School Board President


Posted 10/19/2022