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Board Vacancy

Overview of FPS Board of Directors Position

The Franklin Pierce Schools Board of Directors is seeking applicants to serve as the Director of District 3. Applications will be accepted through Friday, August 9, 2019 at 4 p.m. The District 3 Director will be appointed to serve until November 2021, when they will have the opportunity to seek re-election. Applicants must be a resident of Franklin Pierce Schools District 3 (click here to view the FPS district boundaries).

As a district, Franklin Pierce Schools continues to work toward more equitable outcomes for all students, staff and families. We seek director applicants who are committed to advancing this work by stewarding the vision of the district, supporting the structure of the organization, holding district leadership accountable to continuous improvement, and continually advocating for the interests of students.

The Franklin Pierce Schools Board of Directors meets 1-2 times per month, usually on the 1st and 2nd Tuesday at 6 p.m. Additional responsibilities include graduation ceremonies, an annual retreat and occasional school and district events. Directors receive compensation for their service at $50/day, for approved activities, not to exceed $4,800/year.

FPS Board of Directors Application

Contact us:

Please contact Franklin Pierce Schools Superintendent Lance Goodpaster at lgoodpaster@fpschools.org or (253) 298-3010 with questions.

Board Vacancy Resources

Overview of Franklin Pierce Schools

Franklin Pierce Schools serves 8,000 students in 14 schools across the Parkland, Midland, Summit-Waller and North Collins communities in unincorporated Pierce County. 65% of Franklin Pierce Students identify as students of color, while households across the district represent 43 languages. In 2018, the district’s on-time graduation rate was 89.6%, an increase of over 30% during the past decade. Franklin Pierce Schools is home to a robust Early Learning Center, Dual Language Immersion Program, and innovative farm that produces food for thousands of school meals throughout the year. In 2016, Franklin Pierce Schools passed a $157 million bond which will fund the replacement of five elementary schools, STEM facilities, security upgrades and a performing arts center.

Board of Directors Appointment Timeline

Board of Directors Appointment Timeline: 

July 8, 2019          District 3 Director application open
August 9, 2019    District 3 Director applications accepted until 4 p.m.
August 20, 2019 District 3 Director applicants interview with Franklin Pierce Schools Board of Directors
September 10, 2019     District 3 Director takes oath of office to begin service with Franklin Pierce Schools Board of Directors

Additional Resources for Board Applicants