Evergreen Sch. Dist.
Rob Perkins selected as District 2 Evergreen School Board member - 02/26/14
Vancouver, WA: In a unanimous vote at last night's (February 25) regular meeting, the Evergreen School Board members selected Rob Perkins to fill the vacant District 2 school director position. Perkins, selected from a field of 12 applicants, replaces longtime Board member Joan Skelton who resigned in December 2013.
Perkins, the Chief Technology Officer for Finite Solutions, is a 1987 graduate of Mountain View High School, and completed coursework at Brigham Young University in Computer Science and Electronics Engineering, and is working on a General Studies degree with a history emphasis. He, and his wife Kim, have five children who have graduated, or are currently enrolled in, Evergreen schools. He is a longtime volunteer at his children's schools, as well as serving at the district-level, on the Instructional Materials and ad-hoc Budget committees.
The board members-Julie Bocanegra, Victoria Bradford, Michael Parsons and Todd Yuzuriha- were complimentary of Perkins' deep understanding of the issues facing the district and his commitment to representing all students' interests. Perkins will officially be sworn in on March 11, and will serve out the remaining term until the November 2015 election.
Established in 1945, Evergreen Public Schools (Evergreen School District 114) is the fourth largest school district in the state of Washington. The district is home to 37 schools, serving the educational needs of nearly 27,000 students. With 3,200 employees, Evergreen Public Schools is the third largest employer in Southwest Washington.
Evergreen to interview five candidates for District 2 Board position - 02/12/14
The Evergreen Public School Board will interview five individuals next Wednesday, February 19, for the open District 2 Board member position. Christie BrownSilva, Gordon T. Edwards, Karen Ferguson, Rob Perkins and Brad Windler were selected from a dozen applicants who applied for the vacancy after the resignation of longtime Board member Joan Skelton in December 2013.
The four Board members, Julie Bocanegra, Victoria Bradford, Michael Parsons and Todd Yuzuriha, will select one of the five to complete Skelton's term until November 2015 and then have the opportunity to run for election.
The new Board member will represent the public's views on how education should be governed at the local level. As a Board member, they are responsible for establishing the district's goals and policies and are the governing body on adoption of school budgets and all fiscal matters. The Board anticipates making a final selection by the end of the month, and the new member will be sworn in during the March 11 Board meeting.