March 20 update
Alison Meryweather was appointed to the Director District #4 vacancy
to serve the remainder of Chad Magendanz' term through November 2013.
March 6 update
School board members interviewed candidates for about three hours using their questions and those submitted by the public. After remarking on the high qualifications of each applicant, they then narrowed the pool to two finalists: Lisa Callan and Alison Meryweather. A second round of interviews will be conducted at 6 p.m. March 20 at the Administration Building.
February 27 update
Five candidates have applied for the open board position:
- Lisa Callan
- Margo Campbell
- Alison Meryweather
- Justin Park
- Justin Rolfe
Director District #4
The Issaquah School Board is seeking a replacement member after
Chad Magendanz resigned
from his position
representing Director District #4
which spans the majority of the Issaquah downtown corridor, the Issaquah Highlands, Preston, Mirrormont, Tiger Mountain, and the District’s southeast corner. The new member will serve the remainder of Magendanz's term, through November 2013.
All voting-aged residents of Director District #4 are invited to apply for the position.
Prospective candidates can use the online Director District map to initially determine whether they live in Director District #4. (Note: In order to keep the Director District map's file size compatible for web posting, all streets are not shown—so some boundaries may not be completely clear. Use this map to see general boundary information, but candidates must confirm residency in Director District #4 on the larger, clearer wall map at the Administration Building.
To ask specific questions about Director District #4 boundaries, contact Lorraine Morton at (425) 837-7002.
Questions about being a board member? Ask the experts!
Two former long-standing school board members are happy to talk to potential applicants about their experiences as well as the professional/social expectations and time commitment involved in serving on the board. Call Jan Colbrese, 206-461-5044, or email her at Jancolbrese@gmail.com (served from 1999-2011) or call Connie Fletcher, 425-226-1379, or email her at Fletch501c@aol.com (served from 1993-2009) to begin the conversation.
Applications are due by 4:00 p.m., Thursday, February 14, 2013
Candidate interviews have been scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 6, 2013; second-level interviews, if necessary, are scheduled for Wednesday, March 20, 2013.
How to apply to be Director of District #4
The criteria and requirements of candidates to the position
Questions to be answered by all candidates