Joseph Olchefske's involvement with Seattle Public Schools
Job: Superintendent, Seattle Public Schools
Sept. 14, 1995: Seattle Schools Superintendent John Stanford appoints Olchefske to be chief financial officer for district. He had been a public-finance manager for brokerage firm Piper Jaffray in Seattle since 1986.
Nov. 28, 1998: Stanford dies of acute myelogenous leukemia.
Feb. 09, 1999: Olchefske, who had been interim superintendent after Stanford's death, is named permanent superintendent.
Aug. 16, 2002: Olchefske's chief financial officer, Geri Lim, resigns in exchange for $51,000, a letter of reference and $1,000 for job-hunting costs.
Oct. 4, 2002: Olchefske announces that accounting glitches and computer problems led to a $35 million budget shortfall.
Oct. 28, 2002: Principals Association of Seattle Schools votes against holding a no-confidence vote.
Nov. 1, 2002: Seattle School Board votes in support of Olchefske.
Nov. 05, 2002: Seattle Education Association, the teachers union, publicly calls for Olchefske to resign.
March 28, 2003: Principals Association executive board votes no confidence in Olchefske.
April 4, 2003: Teachers union votes no confidence in Olchefske. "I'm committed to being superintendent," he responds.
April 14, 2003: Olchefske resigns.