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:
- For information about how to file, check the Washington Secretary of State's website, call (360) 902.4180, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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.
- Candidates need to file for office online or in person during filing week at the local elections office.
- 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.
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.