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    Application deadline extended


    Board vacancy:  Gravenstein Union School District is seeking qualified applicants to fill a Board of Trustees vacancy.  The position is a provisional position Appointment to finish a term on the Board of Trustees for the remaining 3 years and 5 months of a four-year term.  Board meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month, typically starting at 5:00 PM. Applicants must be adult citizens of the United States and reside within the GUSD boundaries.  School board members are locally elected public officials charged with governing their community’s public schools. They set the direction for the schools and establish the structure to support district operations.  Candidates must live in the Gravenstein attendance area. Candidate questionnaire forms are available at the Gravenstein District Office, 3840 Twig Avenue. A completed questionnaire and a cover letter of interest must be received in the Gravenstein district office by noon on Monday, August 19, 2019. Upon receipt by the District, this questionnaire will be a matter of public record.  Candidates will be interviewed in open session, and the Board will vote to appoint a trustee during a special Board with a date to be announced in Room 13 of the Gravenstein Elementary School, 3840 Twig Avenue, Sebastopol, CA. If you have any questions, please give us a call at 823-7008.

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    Gravenstein Union School District is a Transitional Kindergarten through 8th grade school district with an enrollment of approximately 750 students. The district is located in the southeast rural section of Sebastopol in West Sonoma County.  Approximately 65% of the students attending our schools live outside of the original district boundaries. There are four schools in the district. Gravenstein School is a K-5 charter school with the exception of some first grade classes (called Gravenstein First School). Hillcrest Middle School is a 6th - 8th grade middle school which is a charter school, and the district also has a Community Day School. The district has a K-8 Magnet/GATE Program at both campuses (ENRICH!). The sites reflect the rural nature of the community. The relatively small enrollment at each site, excellent staff and very involved parents have worked together to establish a student body that has achieved some of the highest California state test scores in Sonoma County for the last 15 years.