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School board seeks applicants for vacancy

November 7, 2018

Gresham-Barlow School Board seeks applicants for board vacancy

The Board of Directors of the Gresham-Barlow School District is seeking applicants to fill a temporary position on the board that will be created by the resignation of Board Member Kathy Ruthruff, effective December 31, 2018. The position is a zoned position and will fill Position 1, Zone 1.

Applicants must be registered voters and must have resided in the district for one year prior to the date of the appointment. For zoned positions, applicants must have resided in the zone for at least one year. Applicants cannot be employees of the Gresham-Barlow School District.  

The appointee will serve until June 30, 2019. In May of 2019, an election will be held to elect an individual to serve a full four-year term, which begins July 1, 2019 and ends June 30, 2023.

Persons who wish to be considered for the appointment should submit a letter of interest in which they provide the following:

  • A brief personal history.
  • A history of public service, particularly as it relates to education.
  • Their thoughts related to the two or three biggest issues facing the Gresham-Barlow School District during the next 12-18 months and how they would address them.

Letters of interest must be submitted to the superintendent’s office by November 26, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. Candidate interviews will take place on November 29, 2018, at 6:00 p.m. at the Center for Advanced Learning Partnership Room (Room #112), located at 1484 NW Civic Drive, Gresham, OR, 97030. If the board is unable to complete all applicant interviews on November 29, 2018, additional interviews may be scheduled for December 6, 2018 at 6:00 p.m. For more information, contact School Board Secretary, Sarah Avery at 503-261-4555.

Submit Letters of Interest via postal mail to:

Superintendent A. Katrise Perera

Gresham-Barlow School District

1331 NW Eastman Parkway

Gresham, OR  97030

Submit Letters of Interest via e-mail to:

Please list the subject line as GBSD Board Vacancy Application

Sarah Avery

avery4@gresham.k12.or.us