Battle Ground School Board seeks director to fill District 5 vacancy

Applications are due by June 9; applicants must be registered to vote and live in Director District 5

BATTLE GROUND — Battle Ground Public Schools’ Board of Directors is accepting applications to fill a board vacancy created by the resignation of director Tina Lambert (Director District 5).

Applications are due by June 9. Applicants must be registered to vote and live in Director District 5.

Battle Ground Public Schools' Board of Directors and student representatives are shown here. Photo courtesy of Battle Ground Public Schools
Battle Ground Public Schools’ Board of Directors and student representatives are shown here. Photo courtesy of Battle Ground Public Schools

Lambert announced her resignation in a letter to the board on May 20. The letter explained that she is moving out of the area to be closer to family. Lambert’s resignation is effective June 10. The board is looking to appoint a new director to serve through the end of the term, which expires November 2021. At that time, the director position will be up for election in the 2021 primary and general elections.

Information about serving as a school director and the application process is on the Battle Ground Public Schools website. School directors are elected, unpaid positions that serve four-year terms. Directors who volunteer in this governing role help set the district’s direction, allocate resources, monitor performance and hold the district accountable for progress. Board activities are driven by the district’s core mission of student learning and achieving success for all students. 

Battle Ground’s Board of Directors has received Board of Distinction Awards from the Washington State School Directors’ Association (WSSDA) in two of the last four years for its commitment to transparent practices and partnering with families and community members.  

Lambert, who has been on the board for two and a half years, served on the Board’s Audit and Tours committees. She also served as the board’s legislative representative. 

“Tina has devoted herself to working for our students,” said Battle Ground schools Superintendent Mark Ross. “We are forever grateful for her volunteer service.”

Interested persons should send a letter of interest, resume and list of three references with contact information (no later than June 9) to Sandy U’Ren, Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent and Board of Directors, Battle Ground Public Schools Board of Directors, P. O. Box 200, Battle Ground, WA  98604, or by e-mail to Applicants, please include your full name and physical address (including ZIP Code), and an email address and telephone number where you can be contacted during the day.

Should a board member rescind his or her letter of resignation before the designated resignation date, the search for a new director will be terminated.

Spanning 273 square miles, Battle Ground Public Schools is one of the largest and most diverse geographic districts in the state serving a population of approximately 72,000 residents. The district supports 13,000 students in 18 schools, including seven primary schools, six middle schools, one 3-12 academy, two comprehensive high schools, one alternative high school, and one home school support program.

Information provided by Battle Ground Public Schools.