Mequon-Thiensville School District

Board of Education Vacancy & Application

Announcement of Board Vacancy

May 30, 2024 - The Mequon-Thiensville School District (MTSD) Board of Education has announced the resignation of member Paul Buzzell, effective immediately. Mr. Buzzell has served on the Board with distinction since his election in April 2022 after previously serving a term on the Board from 2014-2017. MTSD is grateful for Mr. Buzzell’s time, energy, and expertise in advancing our students' educational opportunities and achievements.

The Board of Education is committed to ensuring a smooth transition and will immediately begin the process of filling the vacancy. We invite eligible electors of the community who are passionate about education and interested in serving on the Board to apply.

Application and Appointment Process

  1. Eligibility: Applicants must be residents of the Mequon-Thiensville School District and meet all legal requirements for holding office in accordance with state and district regulations.
  2. Application Period: Applications will be accepted from May 30, 2024, to June 14, 2024. Interested candidates can begin the application process by completing this Google form, or by visiting the district office at 5000 W. Mequon Rd.
  3. Submission: Applications should be completed online. A letter of interest, as well as a resume, must also be submitted to Cherrie Raimann, Administrative Assistant, either electronically via email at or in person at the district office.
  4. Interview and Selection: The Board will review all applications and conduct interviews with selected candidates. These interviews will be held during a public meeting, allowing community members to observe the selection process.
  5. Term: The newly appointed Board member will serve until the next regular Board election, at which time they may choose to run for a full three-year term.

Click here to begin an application for the Role of MTSD Board of Education Member

Role and Responsibilities of a Board Member

The Mequon-Thiensville School District Board of Education is responsible for setting district policies, approving the budget, and overseeing the Superintendent. Board members are expected to attend regular and special Board meetings, participate in committee assignments, and engage with the community to represent the interests and concerns of all stakeholders. 

Serving on the Board is a significant commitment that requires a collaborative spirit, a passion for education, and a dedication to the welfare of our students and staff. We encourage all qualified and interested individuals to consider applying for this vital role.

Process Timeline (Some dates may be subject to change)
Date Event

Friday, June 14
@ 12:00 p.m. 

Applications Due
Monday, June 17
Applicants notified and invited to participate in interviews

Monday, June 24
Interviews and vote - Candidates will be interviewed in open session by the Board of Education. A schedule will be provided. Questions from Board members and responses from candidates will be the only commentary in order. After deliberation in closed session, the Board will select the successful candidate that evening in open session.
New Board Member Orientation

Tuesday, June 25

New Board Member Oath of Office
Monday, July 22, 2024 @ 5:30 p.m. First Board Business Meeting for New Board Member

Contact Information

For more information about the application process or the responsibilities of a Board member, please contact:

Cherrie Raimann
Administrative Assistant, Office of the Superintendent
Mequon-Thiensville School District
5000 W. Mequon Rd.