West Valley School District No. 208
Director, District 4
- Description of Office
- Christine Brewer
- Maria J. Bosworth
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
As your School Board Director, I will promote an excellent, safe educational environment for all students, sound operating budget, and listen to the West Valley community.
My teaching experience (45+ years, 26 in West Valley) includes K-7 classrooms, Staff Development Specialist, ESD 105/Central Washington University facilitator of teacher certification classes.
As a current WVSD School Board Director, I worked on the 2013-2014 budget. Representing West Valley taxpayers, I know how important it is that your dollars be spent efficiently/effectively.
As your School Board Director, I will serve with experience, integrity and honesty.
Thank you for your vote,
I’m Maria Bosworth, I have six children 4-18, all present or future West Valley students. My husband and I have lived in West Valley for 18 years. We are involved in our community and teaching our children they can make a difference.