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School board seeks applicants for board vacancy

June 22, 2020

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 created by the resignation of Board Member Jeff Gibbs. The position is a zoned position and will fill Position 1, Zone 1. View School Board Zones Map

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 also have resided in the zone for at least one year.

The appointee will serve until June 30, 2021. In May of 2021, an election will be held to elect an individual to serve the remaining portion of the unexpired term, which began July 1, 2020 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:

1. A brief personal history.
2. A history of public service, particularly as it relates to education.
3. 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 July 17, 2020 at 5 p.m. Candidate interviews will take place toward the end of July 2020. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, interview may be held using a virtual meeting platform such as Zoom. For more information, contact School Board Secretary Sarah Avery at 503-261-4555 or

Submit Letters of Interest to:

Superintendent A. Katrise Perera
Gresham-Barlow School District
1331 NW Eastman Parkway
Gresham, OR 97030