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Become a School Board Member

Becoming a school board member is an excellent opportunity to give back to your community and play a vital role in ensuring that children receive a quality education. School board directors are publicly elected officials who serve as the governing body of the school district. They are responsible for setting policies, developing budgets, and making important decisions that impact the education of students.

School board directors come from diverse backgrounds, including parents, grandparents, young people, and senior citizens. They bring a wealth of experience, knowledge, and perspectives to the table, which helps ensure that decisions are made with the best interests of students in mind.

As a school board member, you have the opportunity to be a part of a team that is dedicated to improving education and creating a positive learning environment for students. You can help shape the future of the district by collaborating with other board members, district staff, and community members to set priorities, establish goals, and develop plans to achieve them.

To become a school board member, you need to meet certain eligibility requirements, such as being a resident of the district and registered to vote. You also need to be committed to serving the community and have a genuine interest in education.

It's a challenging and rewarding opportunity to make a difference in the lives of students and contribute to the success of your community.

If you are interested in becoming a school board member, follow these simple steps:

  1. For information about how to file, check the Washington Secretary of State's website, call (360) 902.4180, or email
  2. Find out which positions are up for election to run for office. You must be a registered voter and live within your school district boundaries. You are also required to live within the defined director districts that you run for. The Kitsap County Elections Department or our district office can help verify that you are eligible.
  3. Candidates need to file for office online or in person during filing week at the local elections office.
  4. Be aware of state requirements for all candidates and elected officials to file a financial disclosure statement and report all campaign finances to the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission (PDC). Annual filing is required if elected.


District 1 School Board Director Vacancy

THE APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS CLOSED. Thank you to those who have applied!

Our school board is now accepting applications to fill Director District #1 which was vacated by Rick Eckert. The board will appoint a new director to fill the seat through November 2025. The school board will follow Policy 1114 to fill this vacancy.

A candidate must be:

  • The Board will review submitted applications on May 9, 2024. If necessary, the Board will narrow the pool of applicants to five people who will be interviewed.
  • Applicants will be interviewed publicly on Wednesday, May 15, 2024, at 5:00 p.m. in the Boardroom at the Student Support Center, 18360 NE Caldart Avenue NE in Poulsbo. The meeting will also be available to view online.
  • The Board will take a roll call vote to select the new board member at the May 15, 2024 meeting.
  • The new board director will take office at the May 23, 2024, board meeting and will serve the balance of the Director District 1 term. 

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Korinne Henry at 360-396-3001 or email

School Board District Boundaries

The boundaries for North Kitsap School District's Board of Director Districts are reviewed every ten years after the U.S. Census to ensure fair geographic representation in school board elections. The district is divided into five geographic regions, with each region having a board seat. Candidates must run for the seat of the director district in which they reside. This process ensures diversity on the school board by creating five equal director districts. Each director represents the entire district in their board actions, as they are elected by all district voters.

Please note: These boundaries do not affect school attendance boundaries, and this process does not change any neighborhood school boundaries.

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