Interim Director Applications Being Taken Now

With the recent resignation of Director Ken Watkins, the Board is accepting applications from interested citizens who reside within Bremerton School District to fill Position #3.   Application deadline for this interim appointment is 4:30 pm May 29, 2015.  This appointment will be good through the upcoming November 2015 elections.  All candidates interested in this position beyond November or any other open position on the Board must file with the Kitsap County Auditor's office May 11-15, 2015 (more information is below). 


FOR INTERESTED CANDIDATES:  The Washington State School Directors' Association (WSSDA) has a myriad of information and resources available for anyone considering school board service. You can check it out by visiting their website at www.wssda.org or, if necessary, cut and paste this URL into your browser http://wssda.org/Resources/ForSchoolBoardCandidates.aspx


Three Board Positions Up for Election This Year

Director positions 1, 2, and 3 will be on the November ballot this year. Incumbents are Scott Rahm, David Rubie, and Ken Watkins, respectively.  Interested candidates for office must file the week of May 11-15, 2015 at the Kitsap County Auditor’s Office, Elections Division, at 619 Division St., Port Orchard. Please visit their website for more information.

A person may become a candidate for a place on the Board by filing a declaration of candidacy with the county auditor during the May filing period as prescribed by law. In the event that there are more than two candidates for any position on the Board, a primary election shall be held on the third Tuesday of August in the manner prescribed by law. The two candidates receiving the greatest number of votes will appear on the election ballot in November.

The Washington State School Directors' Association (WSSDA) features workshops for potential school directors.  They will hold a series of 14 workshops throughout Washington in March and April to encourage citizens to learn about and consider school board service.  Agendas include how to run for office and roles and responsibilities of school board directors.  Pre-registration is recommended.  For more information, visit their site at www.wssda.org


One of the best ways to be informed about 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 five 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 five 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.



For agendas, minutes, and other information, please visit our BoardDocswebsite.  It is an easy site to navigate around.  Here are a few tips:


  • For current meeting information, select the "Welcome" tab, which displays current meeting agendas and materials.


  •  For information on individual Board members, on the Welcome Page, select Board Members on the left side.


  •  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 far 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 send them to ioanna.cossack@bremertonschools.org, or call 360-473-1031. 

Last Modified on May 12, 2015