Grandview School District No. 116/200
Director, District 5

  • Description of Office
  • Paul D. Jepson

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

Paul D. Jepson

It has been my pleasure to serve on the school board for the past 8 years.  I am asking for the opportunity to continue the work that we have begun.

Our district will face many challenges in the next few years, both economically and academically.  I desire to be part of the solution.  My focus is on the safety of our students and staff so that we are prepared to meet the challenges of our community and beyond.

Please stand with me as we move our students toward being successful in college, work, and life.