School Board Member To Step Down

BELLEVUE - Richard Hanks, a Bellevue School Board member since 1992, will resign from the board next month to move to San Diego, where his wife is superintendent of a school district.

Hanks, 45, is principal of White Center Heights Elementary in the Highline School District and an eight-year resident of Bellevue. When his wife, Libia Gil, took the San Diego-area job a year ago, Hanks remained here. Gil previously was an assistant superintendent in the Seattle School District.

How to replace Hanks for the year remaining in his term will be discussed next week at the Bellevue School Board meeting.