Communicating with the Board
The School Board appreciates hearing from students, families, staff and community members. There are multiple ways for people to contact the School Board.
In writing: Email your question or concern to the school board email box anytime or mail your letter to the School Board at 9401 Sharon Dr., Everett, WA 98204.
Remotely during a School Board meeting: If you would like to address the Board during a regular meeting, please sign up via the online request form at least two hours before the Board meeting begins so staff know to unmute you at the correct time in the agenda so you may speak during the Zoom meeting. Each speaker will have up to five minutes to address the Board.
In person during a School Board meeting: If you would like to address the Board during a regular meeting, complete a hard copy form when you arrive before the meeting. The Board President will call you by name when it is your turn to speak. Each speaker will have up to five minutes to address the Board. Masks are required during School Board meetings as students will be present.
Guidelines for addressing the Board
If you want to comment about an item that is not on the agenda for action:
At the beginning of each regular meeting is a period called Communications to the Board. It is during this period that the board will hear public comments about items that are not on the agenda for action. To speak, please complete this card, give it to the Board Recording Secretary and wait to be called on. Please limit your comments to five minutes and be aware that the President can end public comment when he or she determines that the nature of the comments have become repetitive.
If you want to comment about a topic that is on the agenda for action:
As each agenda item comes before the Board for action, the President will ask for public comment following board discussion and before a vote is taken. To speak, please complete the hard copy form, give it to the Board Recording Secretary and wait to be called on. Please limit your comments to five minutes and be aware that the President can end public comment when he or she determines that the nature of the comments have become repetitive.
Please note: The School Board considers public opinion when making decisions but will not necessarily take immediate action on concerns or interests raised at a meeting. Sometimes the Board will refer the matter to the administration for study or action. In addition, the Board cannot hear comments that are directed against any student or employee of the school system, including comments made through inference or implication. Speakers can be assured that their comments will be taken seriously and, as appropriate, presenters will receive a written response regarding their concerns or interests.