Union Gap School District No. 2
Director, Position 1 At-Large

  • Description of Office
  • Margarita Soto

School Districts

Yakima County is divided into 17 separate school districts, each governed by a
five-member board of directors who serve regular four (4) year terms. Their responsibilities focus on four areas: Quality of instruction, district planning, policy development and communications. Directors are local policy makers and serve as a link between the school system and the public.

Board members are elected in a nonpartisan general election by all voters within the school district. They receive no salary. Board members are partners in a management team and share in a variety of management decisions from fiscal accounting, employment of teachers, educational materials, and facilities to transportation services.

School directors are called upon to be leaders in the following areas:
     √ assessing and reflecting the educational needs and values of the community;
     √ developing an educational philosophy;
     √ establishing school district goals;
     √ providing for program development activities;
     √ reviewing the financial needs of the districts;
     √ assuring systematic review and evaluation of all phases of the school program

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      I am a proud parent of 3 children who attended Union Gap School over the years.  I have truly enjoyed being involved in the education that Union Gap School offers all students.  My goal is to help all students attending Union Gap School achieve their highest goals and dreams.  We know that education is the key to a successful road in life.  I will be dedicated to all students and parents to help support their child’s learning just as the Union Gap School Board has done for my children.