MARYSVILLE — The Marysville School Board will have a new face early next year.
The board is seeking a replacement for Katie Jackson, who resigned Nov. 7 for personal reasons, according to a press release. Jackson did not respond to an email requesting comment.
Jackson ran unopposed for the District 5 seat in the November 2021 election. She was a first-time candidate with long ties to the school district and Marysville community.
During the election, she told the Daily Herald that she felt obligated to speak up after an incident involving racist threats by Marysville Pilchuck High School students.
Those interested in serving can submit an application through 4:30 p.m. Dec. 9. Board members will screen applications and conduct interviews the week of Dec. 12., and announce the replacement on Jan. 4, according to the release.
District 5 covers an area in the southern part of the district bound roughly by Grove Street, Highway 529, Munson Creek and the city of Marysville’s southern boundary. Applicants must live in the district. Whoever is appointed will serve through the general election of November 2023.
Mallory Gruben is a Report for America corps member who writes about education for The Daily Herald.