Dylan Thomas

Schools Notebook: Samatar’s wife may seek School Board appointment


It’s possible Hussein Samatar’s wife, Ubah Jama, could take his place on the School Board.

The School Board at its Sept. 10 regular meeting approved a process and timeline for filling Samatar’s empty board seat by December. Samatar, 45, died due to complications from leukemia on Aug. 25, still just partway through his first term as the District 3 representative on the board.


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