The Everett Public Schools Board of Directors is a key part of the “public” in public education. The school board, district staff, and community are partners on behalf of the communities' children and their education. Schools and 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.On January 15, 2021, the legislature passed Senate Concurrent Resolution 8402 (2021), extending the Governor’s emergency proclamations, including 20-28 “until the termination of the state of emergency pursuant to RCW 43.06.210 or until rescinded by gubernatorial or legislative action, whichever occurs first.” On December 30, 2020 the Governor issued Proclamation 20-25.11 including a complete prohibition on business meetings and retail activities in Miscellaneous Venues, except for “professional training and testing that cannot be performed remotely.” Those amendments were scheduled to expire at 11:59 p.m. on January 11, 2021, unless extended by the Governor.
This means that in-person board meetings are not permitted, if they can be done remotely, until the end of the declared emergency or further action by our Legislature or Governor.
School Board of Distinction 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2020
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 five times and, from among the board of distinction applications districts 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.