At the Sept. 19 Board meeting Director Oscar Escalante submitted his letter of resignation from his position as Lakewood School Board Director for Director District #1. His resignation was effective Oct. 10, 2018. Director Escalante began serving as a Board member for the Lakewood School District on Dec. 5, 2001.

The Lakewood School District Board of Directors is seeking qualified applicants for the Director District #1 School Board Member position that is currently open. Individuals interested in representing Director District #1 on the Lakewood School Board may complete an application found on the district’s website at: http://www.lwsd.wednet.edu and submit to Shelly Patterson, Lakewood School District, PO Box 220, N. Lakewood, WA 98259 or deliver it to 17110 16th Dr. NE, Marysville. Candidates must be U.S. citizens, registered voters in the State of Washington, and residents of Director District #1. Applications will be accepted through November 28, 2018. Following that date, interviews with the Board for all qualified applicants will be on December 5, 2018.

The individual selected and appointed by the Board to fill this open position will serve through the remainder of that term, November 2019. Prior to the expiration of that term, if the individual appointed (or any other interested individual) wishes to run for election, that individual would need to file for candidacy with Snohomish County during filing week, May of the election year. If no one files to run for this open position during the May filing week, another filing period would be available in August.

A map is available on the district website at www.lwsd.wednet.edu. Director District #1 vacancy, please contact Dr. Michael Mack, Lakewood School District Superintendent, at 360-652-4500.

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