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Become a School Board Member

Candidates Sought for Open School Board PositionThe Ephrata School District is seeking individuals interested in filling an open position on the district's school board. The vacancy comes following the resignation of Director Alain Black, who stepped down to accept the varsity girls basketball head coaching position at Ephrata High School.

By rule, the Ephrata School Board will appoint an individual to serve the remainder of Black’s term, which expires in December 2023. Qualified applicants must be United States citizens, be qualified voter residents and must live within the boundaries of Director District #1. Applications are due by Friday, Aug. 19 at 4:00 p.m.

To apply, candidates must provide a biographical sketch or resume and a statement describing why they wish to serve on the board. Neither the sketch/resume nor the statement should exceed one page typed. 

The Board will review applications on Monday, Aug. 22 during a work session. Interviews will be held on Monday, Sept. 27, followed by the administration of the successful candidate’s Oath of Office at the beginning of the Monday, Oct. 24 meeting.

School Board Application

If you would prefer to submit your resume/biographical sketch and statement in hard copy, you may drop them off at the District Office (111 4th Ave. NW, Ephrata).


First Name
Last Name

Biographical Sketch - At a minimum, please include the following: (Not to exceed one typed page)

  • Name
  • Legal residence address (must reside within the boundaries of Director District #1)
  • Preferred Contact Phone
  • Preferred Contact Email address
  • Voting Precinct
  • Educational Background
  • Relevant work experiences
  • Community Involvement/Activities
  • Describe how your experience, training and interest can contribute to the improvement of the district.
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Statement of Interest - At a minimum, please include your thoughts on the following: (Not to exceed one typed page)

  • Why do you want to be an Ephrata School District Board of Directors member?
  • Briefly describe your understanding of the time commitment.
  • Briefly describe your process and/or experiences for making decisions based on the objective evidence vs. emotions, prejudices, and/or personal interests.
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Map showing outlines for school board areas in red, yellow, green and blue

School Board Boundary Map

The Ephrata School Board is comprised of five districts. Board members must reside in the district they serve. The current open board position is District 1.

Director District Boundary Maps