NEW!  Highlights from our February 15th Board Meeting:


    • Did you know February is Career & Techical Education (CTE) Month?  That made it a good time for the Board to learn more about the CTE program at Bremerton High School and West Sound Technical Skills Center.  And so they did take time with Linda Hupka, CTE and STEM Director, and Shani Watkins, Director of WSTSC, presenting a lot of good information at the Board study session held at 3:30 pm.  As a matter of fact, so much good information was shared that the Board wants to encourage more staff and members of the community to attend these special meetings when the agenda subject matter is of interest to them, and we're hoping there will be a lot of interesting topics that folks will want to hear more about.
    • As a part of the Consent Agenda, the Board approved Bremerton High School AVID students to go on a 2-day tour of universities on Washington's east side as well as the University of Idaho, and for another thirteen 9-12th grade students to participate in the FIRST Robotics Competition at Mt. Vernon High School.  Go Bremerton!

    • THANK YOU!  The Board took a few minutes to 1) thank the community for passing both the School Support Levy and the Technology Levy, and 2) to also thank Julie Wasserburger and Jonee Dubos and all members and supporters of Citizens for Good Schools for their hard work in getting the word out and garnering support for these levies.  Dr. Leavell send a letter of appreciation for the community's support to the Sun as well.

    • The Board and Dr. Leavell attend many different events within the District and community.  This month, several of them attended the CTE TED Talk Night and the Scholarship Marathon, both held at Bremerton High School.

    • Dr. Leavell shared that he is the new president-elect for the Downtown Bremerton Rotary.  The Rotary hosts many fundraising events that benefit Bremerton High School students in the form of scholarships.  

    • Some upcoming events:

    • As the Federal Legislative Representative for the Board, Director Perkins recently attended the NSBA's Advocacy Institute in Washington D.C.  She shared highlights from the trip and her day on the "Hill."  She brought back several brochures published by the National School Board Association to share with directors.

    • View Ridge Elementary Principal Korene Calderwood spoke to the Board about the conversations that have been going on in regard to a potential name change of her school.  With the school integrating Art into their school day, staff and parents are very excited about the changes and want to get the word out.  She reported on her committees, the outreach to get public input, and the general process involved in brainstorming some potential new names.  The directors shared their thoughts on the three names brought forth.  Ms. Calderwood will be looking for ways to get the word out there by way of a poll or survey so she can gather more input from the View Ridge community.

    • The exit interview for the Board to meet with auditors from the State of Washington as they wrap up their annual audit of the district is scheduled for February 26th.  Director Dubos, Board auditor, and Director Evans will attend this meeting along with Dr. Leavell, Dr. Steedman and Ms. Woods from the Business Office.

    You can find the attachments, where appropriate, and more information on the agenda/BoardDocs site.

    Animated Video - Role of a School Board  

    The role of the school board is frequently misunderstood by citizens.  And students often do not fully understand the impact that the Board may have on their future.  This animated video, which won an award in NSPRA's (National School Public Relations Association) 2016 Electronic Media competition, takes a crack at explaining the role of the Board to an elementary student.  Thanks to the Texas Assn. of School Boards for providing the leadership to explain the role of today's school board. 


    Our Board Officers for 2018
    Alyson Rotter, President and State Legislative Representative
    Carolynn Perkins, Vice-President and Federal Legislative Representative
    Jonee Dubos, Auditor
    Naomi Evans
    Dave Rubie, WIAA Representative 
    Nathan Rubie, Student Representative to the Board

    Be Involved
    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.


    2017-2018 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 ioanna.cossack@bremertonschools.org or call 360.473.1031.

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