Banks superintendent candidate drops out of race after social media attack

Melissa Goff was called a “witch” on social media by people who thought she was too liberal for the role. Shortly after, she dropped out.

BANKS, Oregon — In the town of Banks, 24 miles west of Portland, the search for a new superintendent ignited a heated protest among some residents, resulting in one of the two finalists dropping out.

Similar to other school districts in the area, over the course of the pandemic, some parents have taken issue with things like mask mandates and vaccines. In certain cases, the discontent has bubbled over at local school board meetings. 

Recently, the search for a

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