|Federal Way Board of Education, District 1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|First elected||November 2001|
|Bachelor's||Brigham Young University|
Barney earned a B.A. in accounting from Brigham Young University. He works as a job coach for Deseret Industries as well as a board member for the KCDA co-op. Barney and his wife, Barbara, have five children who graduated from district schools.
Barney sought a fourth term on the board against challenger Geoffery Z. McAnalloy in the November 5, 2013 general election.
|Federal Way Board of Directors, District 1, Four-year term, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Geoffery Z. McAnalloy||52.7%||10,733|
|Nonpartisan||Ed Barney Incumbent||46.8%||9,528|
|Source: King County Elections, "Results," November 25, 2013|
The Bellingham Herald endorsed Barney for the November 5, 2013 general election.
Barney reported no contributions or expenditures to the Washington Public Disclosure Commission.
Barney won re-election against challenger Bill Pirkle in the November 3, 2009 general election.
|Federal Way Board of Education, District 1, November 3, 2009|
|Nonpartisan||Ed Barney Incumbent||60.3%||13,447|
|Source: King County Elections|
Barney provided the following statement for the 2013 Local Voters' Pamphlet in King County:
"As a father and grandfather I understand the importance of the educational needs of all students.
Federal Way Public Schools has reached out and reduced the achievement and education gaps, reached out into the community to bring parents and community members into our schools and we have worked with businesses, community leaders and families to create a more open environment for all in our schools.
We have high expectations for our district. That is why I’ve worked successfully to raise student achievement, increase access to more rigorous coursework and support innovative programs.
We have successfully refinanced bonds, saving taxpayers millions of dollars; won a $40 million regional grant through the Road Map initiative to improve student access to early learning, Science Technology Engineering and Math, and college/career pathway opportunities.
I have seen firsthand the struggles individuals face without the educational supports as a youth and the struggles they face in the work force today. As a school board member I will continue to bring programs and opportunities to all students. Our children are our most valuable asset we must provide for their educational needs.
My focus is parental involvement, academic success, and support for all to overcome academic barriers."
Note: The above quote is from the candidate's website, which may include some typographical or spelling errors.
What was at stake?
Incumbent Barney sought a fourth term in the District 1 seat against challenger Geoffery Z. McAnalloy. Newcomers Carol Gregory and Medgar Wells ran for the District 4 seat currently held by Angela Griffin, who did not file for election.
The Board of Education is facing increased scrutiny from local residents over travel spending and the recent removal of Tony Moore from the board presidency. At a board meeting on October 15, parents confronted the board over $60,000 in travel expenses accrued as part of the district's participation in the Global Partnership for Education. Board members argued that trips to Europe and Asia were necessary to study international education while critics argued that the money could have been used for classroom resources.
The board voted 3-2 at the October 15 meeting to remove Moore as president after his arrest in September for felony theft. Moore was indicted by an Oregon jury on August 23 on charges that he conspired to steal $150,000 worth of commercial tires for his salvage business.
About the district
- See also: Federal Way Public Schools, Washington
Federal Way lagged behind state averages for higher education achievement, median income and poverty. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (25.4%) fell below the state average (31.4%). The 2010 U.S. Census calculated Federal Way's median income at $55,846 while the state median income was $58,890. Federal Way had a poverty rate of 15.4% in the 2010 U.S. Census while the state rate was 12.5%.
Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.
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- Federal Way Public Schools, "Ed Barney," accessed August 12, 2013
- The Bellingham Herald, "Our choices in Federal Way city and school board races," October 9, 2013
- Washington Public Disclosure Commission, "Local Candidates," accessed December 17, 2013
- King County Elections, "General Election Results November 3, 2009," accessed August 12, 2013
- King County Elections, "Local Voters' Pamphlet," accessed October 1, 2013
- Seattle Times, " Federal Way School Board president steps down," October 16, 2013
- Seattle Times, "Federal Way School Board president indicted in alleged tire-theft scheme," September 24, 2013
- U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Federal Way," accessed August 9, 2013
- King County Elections, "Election Archive," accessed August 9, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014