The Board enjoys some of the gifts and thank you cards/posters received from our schools.
Gov. Inslee Proclaims January as School Board Recognition Month
Governor Jay Inslee has proclaimed January as School Board Recognition Month. This marks the 22nd year of the annual observance initiated by the National School Boards Association in 1995.
The Washington State School Directors’ Association, Association of Educational Service Districts and broader education community take time in January to honor board members from Washington’s 295 school districts and nine elected educational service district boards.
“Washington’s 1,477 local school directors set the direction for policy and governance of our state’s 295 school districts,” said WSSDA Executive Director Tim Garchow. “They exemplify the difference between involvement and commitment. My hat is off to them for their dedication to the children of Washington.”
All told, Washington’s school directors govern districts with more than one million students, a combined annual budget of about $11 billion, and employ 160,000 people.
These volunteer school board members play a crucial role in developing policies and making tough decisions on complex educational and social issues. These issues affect the entire state. They are also directly accountable to the citizens in their districts, serving as a vital link between members of the community and their schools.
During January, school districts across the state will honor their local school boards and publicly thank board members for their hard work. The proclamation has been posted online.
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Our Board Officers for 2017
Alyson Rotter, President, State Legislative Representative
Carolynn Perkins, Vice-President, Federal Legislative Representative
Jonee Dubos, Auditor
Dave Rubie, WIAA Representative
One of the best ways to stay informed of what's happening in public education in your community and to have a voice in it, is to attend a meeting of your local school board. Our Board welcomes you at its meetings. If you would like to bring something to the attention of the directors, there is a public comment period at the beginning of each regular meeting where visitors may make presentations lasting up to three minutes. Provided near the entrance, you will find forms, “Request to Address The Board of Directors;” please complete this form and give to Ms. Cossack before the Board meeting if you wish to provide comments. You may also comment prior to Board action on any specific action agenda item, by simply raising your hand during Board discussion. Comments on agenda items are also limited to three minutes. You may also write, email, or telephone your school board directors to make your opinions known.
Please note that discussions regarding individual staff or students are not appropriate for a public meeting. Please contact the Superintendent regarding these complaint procedures.
2016-2017 Board Meeting Schedule
The Board meets most first and third Thursday at 5:00 pm in the Board Room, District Administration Building, 134 Marion Ave. N. Complete School Board Meeting Schedule
Agendas, Minutes, and Other Information
For agendas, minutes, and other information, please visit our BoardDocs website. It is an easy site to navigate around. Here are a few tips:
- For information on individual Board members, visit the Welcome page, select Board Members on the left side.
- For current meeting informaton, select the "Information" tab, which displays current meeting agendas and materials.
- For past meeting information, select the "Meetings" tab to scroll down through past meeting agendas and materials.
- To view minutes, click on "View the Minutes" button on the right (available only after approval by the Board).
- To view upcoming meeting schedules and planned study sessions, click on the "Library" tab, then General, then click on Schedules.
If you have any questions or comments about BoardDocs, please contact Ioanna Cossack at email@example.com or call 360.473.1031.