The Evergreen Public Schools Board of Directors is a key part of the "public" in public education. District voters elect the five board members to represent the public's views on how education should be governed at the local level.
Each board member serves a four-year term, and together, they are responsible for establishing the district's goals and policies and are the governing body on adoption of school budgets and all fiscal matters. It's the job of the superintendent, who represents the board, and the district staff to carry out the board's wishes.
The board welcomes and encourages public participation during its meetings. Members believe that good schools and the community nourish each other and that active citizen interest guarantees the excellence of public schools.
Board meetings are the second (regular) and fourth (special) Tuesdays of each month (except for the months of April, June, July, November and December). Meetings begin at 5:30pm at the district's Administrative Service Center (13501 NE 28th Street). All meetings are open to the public (with the exception of executive sessions). At each regular meeting, the public can participate in one of two ways:
The board asks for citizen comments to permit audience members to raise district issues not listed on the agenda. However, board members will only be able to listen and/or ask clarifying questions. They will not respond or take action on items not on the published agenda. Or, at regular or special meetings, you can speak regarding any information or action item on the agenda, at the time that item is discussed.