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The Marysville School District Board of Directors is accepting applications to replace the position of District 5 Board Director, serving the southern area of the school district (see map for reference). Seat 5 became vacant when Director Katie Jackson recently resigned from her position for personal reasons.  The school board took action to accept the resignation at their regular scheduled meeting on November 7, 2022. State law requires the remaining school board members to appoint a replacement within 90 days. The director appointed will fill the seat until the November 2023 election and if interested, will need to file their intent to run for the remainder of the term. The filing window with the Snohomish County Elections Office opens in mid-May 2023.

Applications for the open seat are being accepted now through Friday, December 9, 2022, at 4:30 pm.  Application packets are available at the district’s Educational Service Center at 4220 80th Street NE, Marysville, WA 98270, or online at The Board of Directors will use the following criteria for the selection of the replacement board member based on the Washington School Board Standards:

  • Values and Ethical Behavior – Maintains a belief that all students can learn at high levels and places students' needs first. Models high ethical standards. Commits to treating each individual with dignity and respect. 

  • Leadership – Contributes to thoughtful governance discussions and decisions by being well-informed, open-minded, and deliberative. A collaborative team member who understands that the authority rests with the Board as a whole and not with an individual director. Works in collaboration to develop and support the district’s Strategic Plan. Follows through on commitments – with passion, in word and action, for all students. 

  • Professional Development – Willing to commit the time and energy necessary to be informed and competent. Desire to stay abreast of current issues, research, applicable laws, regulations, and policies that affect public education. Supports professional development, individually and with the board/superintendent team. 

  • Equity Focused –  Commitment to closing the opportunity and achievement gaps of our students through the development of policies that eliminate systematic disparities and barriers to an inclusive environment

  • Excellent Communication Respectful two-way communicator, including skills in active listening, speaking in public, and dialoguing – while maintaining an open mind.

  • Accountability - Contributions to school, community, and youth-focused activities; one who consistently operates with integrity and is accountable to the community.

Applicant screening and interviews will be held during the week of December 12, with an announcement of the appointed director made at the January 4, 2023 school board meeting. 

The Marysville School Board holds regular board meetings on the 1st and 3rd Mondays or Wednesdays of each month at 6:00 pm.  Board meetings typically end at about 8:00 pm (with additional time for executive sessions, as needed) and take two to three hours of preparation time to review the meeting information.  Work study sessions are held on most of the scheduled meetings at 4:00 pm. These sessions provide an opportunity for the board to hold discussions on student achievement, review district goals, and progress toward those goals, hear reports, and discuss initiatives or issues.  Board representation at school and district events along with school visits also requires a commitment of time. Board members are compensated at $50.00 per event or meeting.

Those interested in applying must reside in the Director District Area 5.  The area map, description, and application packet can be viewed and downloaded on the Marysville School District website. Click HERE to access the application packet. 

Residency in Director Area 5 may be confirmed by calling the Snohomish County Elections office at (425) 388-3444. The Snohomish County Elections office provides resources for those interested in serving including a Candidate Guide.

For more information about serving on the school board go to, contact the Marysville School District at (360) 965-0000, or email