Board of Directors

A school board forms a team with vision on behalf of students.  Five district citizens elected by district voters serve four-year terms as members of the Board of Directors for Mount Vernon Public Schools. Their authority and responsibilities are established by the Washington state legislature. They act under the direction and restrictions of state law.

Collectively, a school board is responsible for establishing the mission and goals of the district, for hiring a school district superintendent, for establishing policy, and for ensuring that district tax revenue is spent legally and in the most efficient manner possible to meet the district's educational mission. School boards hold regularly scheduled, advertised meetings to conduct school district business in public. The board authorizes all of its actions by majority vote. Individual school board members have no individual authority.

The Mount Vernon School Board is committed to model the leadership expected at every level of the district. We will follow learning community practices, believing better decisions will result from our individual commitment to learn and understand varying perspectives as we work to build consensus.


2020-21 Student Board Representatives

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Alexa Grechishkin
is a rising senior who was appointed to the board as a student representative in 2020. She has grown up in Mount Vernon, and has attended the Mount Vernon School District her whole life. She is involved in numerous extracurricular activities at the high school, including speech and debate, FBLA, and National Honor Society. She has volunteered with Children of the Valley for the past two years as a tutor, and loves working with younger students in the community.

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Chase Rochelle was appointed to the Board as one of the student representatives in 2020. He is a senior, class of 2021. He has lived in Mount Vernon his whole life and dedicates his time to extracurricular activities, like DECA and the high school tennis team. He is also involved with his church community serving as a board member and volunteering with the youth group.

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Brian Conde-Martinez is a senior, class of 2021, and was appointed to the Board as a Student Representative in 2020. Growing up in Mount Vernon he has gotten involved in a variety of extracurricular activities such as the Washington World Fellows, DECA, Speech and Debate, and more. He also gets involved with community service via Key Club and is excited for another great year. He can not wait to get more involved within the community and give back!