Process Underway To Find New Board Member For Everett Public Schools.

May 25, 2022

Everett Schools

With the resignation of April Berg creating an opening on the School Board in Everett, Washington the process is now underway to fill that vacancy. Here’s what you need to know if you are interested in the position.

The new board member is expected to be named June 21st.

School Board Representative April Berg submitted a letter of resignation to President LeSesne on May 12, 2022, subject to board acceptance during the May 24 regular board meeting.

President LeSesne charged the superintendent with starting the process to accept applications for board consideration in accordance with existing board policy and procedure and announced the process and timeline for qualified applicants to submit application materials the board will consider in appointing a successor to Berg.

There are two ways that qualified citizens can be considered for appointment to the vacant position.

1) Nomination. If a nominee so chooses, they must indicate interest in the position by providing application materials.

2) Direct application. Individuals may directly apply for the position themselves; candidates do not need to be nominated to apply for this position.

Upon request, the superintendent will make available a summary of school board member responsibilities and meeting dates. Potential applicants or those considering submitting nominations for the vacant position are also invited to review school board information on the district website school board pages as well as background school board meeting material on BoardDocs.

• To be qualified, an applicant must be a United States citizen, a resident within Everett Public Schools district boundaries and a registered voter.

NOMINATIONS accepted May 25 through Friday, June 3 at 4:30 p.m.
• Any citizen may nominate a qualified applicant by the June 3, 4:30 p.m. nomination deadline.
• The superintendent will provide those nominated with a summary of school board member responsibilities and will solicit from each nominee a biographic sketch as well as a statement about their interest in being a board member. Nominees who choose to respond with application materials must meet the application timeline and process described below.

APPLICATIONS accepted May 25 through Thursday, June 9 at 4:30 p.m.
• Interested citizens must submit application materials.
• An application packet must include a biographical sketch of the interested candidate, a statement about an applicant’s interest in being a board member, and the candidate’s name, residential address and contact phone number. An email address should also be provided.
• Application packets must be received by the June 9, 2022, 4:30 p.m. application deadline to Superintendent, Everett Public Schools, 3900 Broadway, Everett, WA 98201, by U.S. Postal Service or in-person delivery.
• Application information may also be submitted by email to and received by the June 9, 2022, 4:30 p.m. deadline.

Board process for new board member appointment.
• Application information may also be submitted by email to and received by the June 9, 2022, 4:30 p.m. deadline. Candidate nomination and application materials are subject to public disclosure under Washington’s Public Records Act.

Board selection process and timeline
• On June 14, 2022, the Everett Public Schools Board of Directors will convene at 1:30 p.m. to review the applications received by the submission deadline. Candidates’ qualifications will be discussed in executive session. The board will select up to five finalists in open session.
• Candidate interviews will be conducted in open session. Candidates selected for interviews will be given an interview time on June 21, with the first interview beginning at 1 p.m.
• Following open session interviews, the board may recess into executive session to discuss candidates’ qualifications and then will return to open session to decide whom to appoint to succeed April Berg.

Members of the public are encouraged to attend the public board meetings and interviews during this very important process.

New board member orientation.
The newly appointed school director will be provided a day-long board orientation by the board, staff and others, and will attend the two-day annual board planning session in August.


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