Want to serve on Everett School Board? There’s an opening

April Berg is resigning to focus on family and duties as a state lawmaker. Those interested in the post can apply now.

April Berg

April Berg

EVERETT — Leaders of Everett Public Schools set out Tuesday to replace Director April Berg, who is resigning June 1.

Berg was elected to a six-year board term in 2019. She serves in the state House of Representatives. Earlier this month she announced plans to step down to spend more time with family and on her legislative duties.

She will continue to serve in the Legislature.

On Tuesday, the Board of Directors approved the process and timetable to choose a successor on June 21.

Whomever is chosen will serve through the general election in November 2023.

To be eligible, a person must be a U.S. citizen, a registered voter and reside within the district.

Applications will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on June 9. Applicants must provide a biographical sketch and a statement on why they are interested, as well as their home address, contact phone number and email.

Those materials can be dropped off or mailed to the superintendent of Everett Public Schools, 3900 Broadway, Everett, 98201. They also can be emailed to schoolboard@everettsd.org.

People can also be nominated for the seat. Nominations are due by 4:30 p.m. on June 3, and if a nominated person is interested, they must submit application materials by the June 9 deadline.

On June 14, the School Board will review applications in a closed session. Finalists will be chosen in open session and interviewed June 21 prior to action by the board.

Directors receive $50 per board meeting they attend, as well as when they attend board-related training, meetings and activities. Compensation cannot exceed $4,800 in a calendar year.

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