As a former local elected leader, state Independent Party leader and US Congressional candidate, you know Editorials occasionally cause discomfort. This editorial empathized with the departing board member's agonizing about her decision to resign; praised her service and indirectly, yours - calling for the community to do the same; took issue with the timing and the vitriolic parting comments about her board colleagues and chair - justifying each point with fact; and called for remaining school board members to consider her criticism and act upon it if justified. To your other point, any suggestion this newspaper or its editor is "representing" any political party is absurd.
I agree. Rebekah should recuse herself from any involvement in the process of recommending a new board member. However, I do not believe she will. She has demonstrated that she doesn't care about doing the right thing. She does what is best for her.