The district’s councils help ensure that citizens’ experiences and voices are included in processes leading to district decisions. Members of these council advisory groups rotate through multiple-year terms. Each brings a unique perspective and valuable insights to a council. Each gains broad and solid understanding and “big picture” concepts about facets of district operations. As membership rotates over the years, the district and community benefit by having citizens who clearly understand and can explain to others the complexities of K-12 education in Everett Public Schools – and how ultimately all decisions are based upon what it takes to improve student learning.