Susan Enfield

Highline Public Schools is considering an extension to superintendent Susan Enfield’s contract – keeping her on staff at least through June 30, 2019.

“I am truly honored to serve the students and families of Highline and am grateful for the board’s support and confidence in me,” Enfield said. “I cannot wait to welcome staff and students back for what I know will be our best year yet.”

The contract extension was introduced for the first reading during the school board’s meeting on Friday, Aug. 12. The board will vote on Enfield’s contract at its upcoming meeting slated for Wednesday, Sept. 7.

The contract will include a new annual salary of $230,679 for the superintendent.

Highline spokeswoman Catharine Carbone Rogers explained that the amount reflects a 1.8 percent cost of living increase, which she said was approved for all school employees in the last legislative session.

“All Highline employees got this same 1.8 percent cost of living increase this year,” Carbone Rogers said. “Dr. Enfield has not had a salary increase except for cost of living increases since she was first hired in 2012.”

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Museum to be Permanent Home to U.S. Navy F/A-18 Blue Angel

SEATTLE, Aug. 15, 2016--The National Naval Aviation Museum has granted The Museum of Flight the permanent loan of a McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C retired this year from the Blue Angels flight demonstration team. Distinguished as "Number 2" in the famous group of flyers, the big blue jet will be trucked from Pensacola, Fla. to the Museum this week. The aircraft will be partially disassembled for the trip, with its arrival at the Museum estimated to be Aug. 22. The plane will immediately be reassembled on the parking lot west of the Aviation Pavilion, and rolled directly into its new Pavilion within days. The public is invited to see the plane as it is being prepared for exhibition.

Please follow the Museum's social media outlets for the latest news and photos of the plane on its journey across American and into the Museum's Aviation Pavilion.

The plane-Navy registration number 163106-joined the Blue Angels in early 2004, and served with the team until 2016. The plane will be delivered to the Museum as Blue Number 2.

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Highline Medical Center Foundation To Your Health! 20th Annual Gala & Auction

The Highline Medical Center Foundation’s 20th Annual Gala & Auction will take place on Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Seattle Airport Hilton. The theme of this year’s event is “Navigating Health Care” with proceeds from this year’s event benefitting our nurses, patients and their families with state-of-the-art programs and technology.

“Medical treatments and technology are improving our lives every day. Our community deserves the very latest in technology and equipment,” says Brooks Powell, Highline Medical Center Foundation board chair. “Our continued investment in Highline Medical Center will benefit everyone in our community.”

The evening begins with a silent auction at 6 p.m. that includes a wine grab and golden ticket raffle. Dinner will be served promptly at 7:30 p.m. with a live auction and dessert dash.

Dick Fain from KJR Radio, KING5 and the Seattle Storm will serve as the event host. Brad Goode, KOMO-TV morning anchor will serve as the auctioneer. To register for the Gala you can call 206-901-8502 go online at

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