McKenna steps down from San Juan Island School Board; Applications being accepted

San Juan Island School Board Director Jack McKenna announced his resignation from school board position #5 on February 27, 2019. The school board accepted his resignation with regret. Director McKenna will be missed and the district would like to thank him for his 7.5 years of dedicated service to the students and community of San Juan Island School District.

San Juan Island School District is currently seeking persons interested in public education to fill this unexpired term as a board member. The next election to fill this position will be the regularly scheduled election of November, 2019. Qualified candidates will be individuals who are dedicated to quality education for all students. Good communication skills and a working knowledge of local school district operations will also be an asset in this position.

To be eligible to serve as a San Juan Island School District Board Member, an applicant must be a registered voter on San Juan Island. In addition, an applicant may not be an employee of the school district or a member of the State Board of Education.

San Juan Island School District serves approximately 780 students and 120 employees. Board members are responsible for setting policy and governance direction for the district.

Anyone who is interested in this position should submit a letter of application to:

Kari McVeigh, Superintendent

San Juan Island School District Office

PO Box 458

Friday Harbor, WA 98250

by 5:00 pm on Friday, April 7. The letter should be no more than two pages long and explain the candidate’s interest in serving as a board member. Candidates are also requested to submit a resume or summary of background information along with the letter of interest.

Interviews and selection will be held at a special school board meeting on Wednesday, April 17th at 5:00 pm at the San Juan Island School District Office located at 285 Blair Avenue. Appointment of the new Board Director is expected to be made that same evening.

Formal administration of the Oath of Office is expected to be held at a Special Board Meeting on April 24, 2019.


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