Notice is hereby given pursuant to the provisions of K.S.A. 25-2022, of a vacancy in the membership of the Board of Education of Unified School District No. 437, Shawnee County, Kansas, and that such vacancy shall be filled by appointment of the Board of Education until the next general election not sooner than fifteen (15) days following publication of this notice.

Such vacancy exists by reason of the resignation of Matthew Ewald. By order of the Board of Education, Unified School District No. 437, Shawnee County, Kansas, Friday, June 28, 2024.


Board President Bryan Smith has announced the following timeline to fill the vacant seat representing Board Member District B:

  • Friday, June 28: Post Board vacancy for District B on the district website
  • Wednesday, July 24: Board vacancy closes at 5:00 pm
  • Monday, July 29: Board candidate interviews, 15-minutes per candidate, held in public session. The Board will not move into Executive Session at this meeting.
  • Monday, August 5: Approve Board candidate as an Action Item in public session. The approved candidate must go to the Shawnee County Election Office to be sworn in as a Board member prior to the August 19 Board meeting.
  • Monday, August 19: Newly appointed Board member attends first meeting as a member of the Auburn-Washburn Board of Education.

An application form for the vacant seat may be found online at

Board of Education

Members of the Auburn-Washburn Board of Education are patrons who voluntarily serve the community. Meetings are generally held the first and third Monday of each month (except holidays) at 6:30 PM. Meetings are currently held at Shuler Education Center and are open to the public to the extent possible under Shawnee County Health Department guidelines.

The Board encourages input from the community, and provides an open forum at the beginning of each regular meeting. There will be no dialog on issues raised during the open forum. If you wish to have more time for open discussion, topics may be placed on the agenda with a ten-day advance notice. For additional information, please contact the Board Clerk.



Normal Board of Education terms run for four years and expire in January. Please contact the Shawnee County Election Office for more information about Board of Education elections.