Front row: Pam LeSesne, Andrew Nicholls, Caroline Mason
Back row: Binta Kolly, Jen Hirman, Traci Mitchell, Alice GilbertsonThe Everett Public Schools Board of Directors is a key part of the “public” in public education. The school board, district staff, and our community are partners on behalf of the communities' children and their education. Schools and our community nourish each other; active citizen interest guarantees public schools' excellence. To support this partnership, the school board encourages community members to attend each month’s board meetings, which are typically scheduled twice a month with some variation. If you have a disability which makes it difficult to participate in a board meeting, please notify the superintendent's office three working days in advance of a regular meeting so accommodations may be arranged.Voters elect five board members to represent the public’s views on how education should be governed locally. Each member serves a six-year term. Together, directors are responsible for establishing the district’s goals and policies. The board is the governing body that approves the district budget. The superintendent is the board’s chief executive officer. The superintendent and district staff carry out the board decisions.
School Board of Distinction 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020, 2021, 2022
Washington State School Directors Association (WSSDA) honors exemplary school boards who improve student learning and follow best practices of governance. Everett Public Schools Board of Directors has earned this honor for the seventh time in 2022 for presenting exemplary evidence of ongoing professional development, addressing opportunity gaps and practicing governance that reflects the Washington School Board Standards and closing gaps that impact student success. And, in 2014, was named Board of the Year. Read more
Everett Public Schools is a 2015 Distinguished District
District Administration Magazine announced a list of 62 Distinguished districts in the nation. Everett Public Schools is included in the list for increased graduation rates.