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    District IV School Board Director Appointment
    Posted on 02/22/2021
    A detail of District 4 map which includes Queen Anne and Magnolia

    District IV School Board Director Appointment

    On March 24, 2021, the Seattle School Board will appoint a school board director for District IV (4) representing Northwest and Central Seattle including Magnolia, Queen Anne, and southern neighborhoods in Ballard. View a district 4 mappdf icon.

    District IV Schools Include

    • Adams Elementary
    • Ballard High School
    • C. Blaine K-8
    • Cascade Parent Partnership Program
    • The Center School
    • Coe Elementary
    • John Hay Elementary
    • Lawton Elementary
    • Magnolia Elementary
    • McClure Middle School
    • Queen Anne Elementary
    • Salmon Bay K-8
    • West Woodland Elementary

    The District IV board seat has been vacated by Director Eden Mack.

    Seattle Public Schools, the largest district in the state, serves 53,000 diverse students. The district has 104 schools and an operating budget of nearly $1.3 billion. The seven-person Seattle Public Schools Board of Directors governs the district and plays a critical role in the education of our students and stewardship of public investment.

    When a board seat vacancy occurs outside the regular election cycle, the current board appoints a candidate to finish that term. It is the intent of the School Board to engage in a transparent process to solicit candidates.

    Read more about the District IV Candidates

    Timeline for Appointment

    January 15, 2021: District IV School Board Director appointment process opens with an invitation for candidates to submit a letter of interest, work experience/resume, and photograph.

    • To be eligible for the position, candidates must be a United States citizen and a registered voter of School Board Director District IV.
    • Additional application materials will be requested, including a completed questionnaire and video statement, after the submission of initial application materials.
    • Only those materials provided through the online candidate interest form, candidate photos, questionnaires, and video statements will be posted to the candidate webpages and provided to School Board Directors.
    • Additional materials beyond those requested should not be sent to the School Board Office.

    January 20, 2021: School Board Executive Committee meets to discuss further appointment process details.

    January 29, 2021: Deadline for interested candidates to apply for the District IV School Board Director position and to submit a letter of interest and work experience/resume.

    February 10, 2021: School Board Executive Committee meets to discuss further appointment process details.

    March 24, 2021: School Board votes to appoint one candidate to the District IV School Board Director seat during the Regular School Board meeting. The candidate selected will be sworn in during the Regular Board meeting and take office immediately.

    April 7, 2021: Deadline for the Board to fill the vacancy under Board Policy No. 1115.

    More information about the appointment process, required qualifications, timeline, online application form and engagement opportunities can be found on the School Board director appointment webpage.

    If you have questions about the School Board appointment process, please email