Applications open for seat on Monroe School Board

Director Shawn Anderson moved to Texas. Now, the board has 90 days to replace him.

MONROE — There’s an open spot on the Monroe School District Board of Directors.

Former board member Shawn Anderson moved to Texas. He announced his resignation during the board’s Dec. 7 meeting. Now, his Position 1 seat is up for grabs.

Applications are open, and the board has 90 days to pick his replacement.

The Position 1 seat covers the Wagner and Chain Lake areas.

Whomever the board selects to replace Anderson will be up for election in 2021.

Applicants must live within the district’s boundaries, and be registered to vote.

Applications and nominations can be submitted online using the district’s website, or mailed to Superintendent Justin Blasko at 14692 179th Ave. SE, Monroe, WA 98272.

Applications are due Jan. 6, and nominations must be received by Jan. 4.

Anderson was appointed to the board in 2018, and elected to retain his seat in 2019.

“You brought a lot of insight and wisdom and I very much appreciated serving on the board with you,” board member Darcy Cheesman said during Anderson’s last meeting.

He is the second director to leave the board this year.

In the summer, director Jerry Martin resigned after videos surfaced of his daughter defending her use of racial slurs.

The board selected Jennifer Bumpus, who owns Elite Training Academy with her husband, to fill the vacancy.

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