Slavin, a 'friend and colleague,' remembered in moment of silence
South Washington County School Board members and District 833 staff honored Joe Slavin with a moment of silence at their June 8 meeting.
The death of Slavin, the South Washington County School board member and Oakdale principal found dead in a Woodbury park June 7, was ruled a suicide.
"Joe was a colleague and a friend," board Chairwoman Katy McElwee-Stevens said in prepared remarks.
Slavin offered the board great insight by having been a teacher, principal and a board member, McElwee-Stevens said. She also recalled his "amazing sense of timing" and clever humor.
"We will miss Joe's input and spirit," she said before the moment of silence.