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Peninsula School District Seeking New Board Member

The Peninsula School District announced the resignation of current member John Earl on Monday. It is now accepting letters of intent from residents who are interested in filling the unexpired term representing District 5.

The is currently searching for a new board member.

On Monday, the District announced that John Earl for District 5 submitted his letter of resignation to the Peninsula School District Board of Directors effective at midnight Nov. 10. Earl, who has served on the Board since 2009, is the President and CEO of Townsend Security in Olympia.

If you're interested in applying for the position, the applicant must be a registered voter and a current resident of District 5 (A map of the District boundaries is available at the school district office or at www.psd401.net).

If the successful appointee is interested in continuing their service as a school board member, they must run for re-election in the November 2013 general election.

In addition to the legal qualifications for the position, the candidates should meet as many of the following criteria as possible:

  • Be a committed advocate for public education of all students at all grade levels.
  • Be a willing and accessible communicator with citizens of our District regarding public education in general and our District in particular.

The Board of Directors will be accepting letters of interest through Thursday, Nov. 10 at 4 p.m.

The Board will conduct interviews of qualified applicants the following week. The interviews and final selection process will be done in public session. The successful candidate will take the Oath of Office at the Dec. 13, school board meeting.

Interested applicants should send their letter of interest and any other pertinent information to the Peninsula School District office, addressed to the Board of Directors. 

Questions may be submitted to Superintendent Terry Bouck at bouckt@psd401.net or by calling 253-530-1002.

Patch will have more information as it becomes available.

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