Battle Ground Public Schools director resigns; board seeks applicants for open position

The director position will be up for election in the August primary (if applicable) and November 2023 general election.

The director position will be up for election in the August primary (if applicable) and November 2023 general election

Battle Ground Public Schools Board Director Rob Henrikson announced his resignation at the Jan. 23 school board meeting. His resignation is effective Feb. 28. 

Henrikson has represented District 2 since he was appointed in March 2019. He was later elected to the position in November 2019. During his time on the board, he served on several committees, including the audit and legislative committees and has represented the school board as an ex officio member of the Battle Ground Education Foundation’s board of directors.

“Rob has positively affected thousands of staff members and students during his tenure through his thoughtful decision making and commitment to what’s best for those whom he represents,” said Battle Ground Superintendent Denny Waters. “We are grateful for his service.”

Requirements 

The board of directors is now accepting applications to fill the vacant District 2 director position. Applicants must be registered to vote and live in director District 2, which serves central and eastern portions of the district (see directions for determining which director district serves your residential address)

By law, school district employees are not eligible to serve as board members.

Please note that this is a temporary appointment. The director position will be up for election in the August primary (if applicable) and November 2023 general election.

Process 

By 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 10, applicants should submit the following:

  • Letter of interest
  • Resume with full name, physical address (including zip code), email address and telephone number where they can be reached during the day
  • List of three references with contact information 

Materials may be submitted to Sandy U’Ren, executive assistant to the superintendent and board of directors, by emailing uren.sandy@battlegroundps.org.

Applicants who wish to mail hard copies should send their materials to the following address:

Battle Ground Public Schools board of directors
c/o Sandy U’Ren
P. O. Box 200, Battle Ground, WA 98604

The appointment process follows the district’s policy 1114, “Board member resignation and vacancy.” Should a board member rescind their letter of resignation before the designated resignation date, the search for a new director will be terminated.

Timeline

  • Feb. 10: Applications are due by 4:30 p.m.
  • Feb. 14-17: Applicants are notified if they are selected for an interview
  • Feb. 21-24 (date to be determined): Board interviews candidates and selects appointee
  • March 13: New director is sworn in

Learn about serving on the BGPS board.

Information provided by Battle Ground School District.


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