West Valley School District No. 208
Director, District 3
- Description of Office
- Mike Carey
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
Thank you for the opportunity to serve the West Valley School District. West Valley is a top performing school district in the State because of the combined effort of staff, parents, students and patrons. I will remain focused on those efforts and on keeping all of the parties engaged.
My fiduciary responsibility to the taxpayers in the WVSD is paramount and I will stay vigilant and thoroughly involved in the annual budget process. I welcome input from all interested parties and will make informed and fiscally sound decisions. Please feel free to contact me at any time. Thank you.