The Everett Public Schools Board of Directors is a key part of the “public” in public education. Voters elect the five board members to represent the public’s views on how education should be governed at the local level.
Each board member serves a six-year term, and together, they are responsible for establishing the district’s goals and policies and are the governing body on adoption of school budgets and all fiscal matters. The superintendent, who is the board’s chief executive officer, and the district staff to carry out the board’s decisions.
The school board, the district staff, and the community are partners and advocates for children and their education. Directors believe that good schools and the community nourish each other and that active citizen interest guarantees the excellence of public schools. To support this partnership, the school board encourages community members to attend each month’s board meetings.