The Seattle Public Schools Board of Directors has opened the application process to fill a vacant seat following the resignation of District IV member Eden Mack Jan. 7.

Mack, a Magnolia resident, was elected to the board in November of 2017. Her term was set to expire in November of this year.

Per district policy, the School Board of Directors will appoint someone to fill the vacant seat until the November general election, which is when Mack’s term would have expired. The appointed board member may choose to run for the position in the 2021 election.

To apply for the position, interested people must submit a photograph, a letter of interest and a resume/list of work experience by completing a candidate interest form, After the application materials are received, candidates will be asked to complete a questionnaire and a video statement.

To be eligible to serve, candidates must be a U.S. citizen who is registered to vote and who lives within  District IV, which includes Magnolia and Queen Anne.

To see the District IV boundary map, go to

Application forms will be accepted until 5 p.m. Jan. 29. On Feb. 1, questionnaires will be distributed to candidates. Feb. 1 through Feb. 5, candidates will record video statements remotely to be posted on candidate webpages. On Feb. 5, individual candidate webpages will be published, including letters of interest and resume/work experience. Candidate video statements and completed questionnaire’s will be added once complete.

Depending on the number of qualified candidates, the SPS Board of Directors may host a special meeting to select finalist candidates in late February. A District IV candidate forum for the finalist candidates will be scheduled in mid-March, with the school board set to make the appointment at the March 24 regular board meeting.

The appointed member will be sworn in and take office immediately.

For detailed information on the application process, go to