Highland School District No. 203
Director, Position 1 At-Large

  • Description of Office
  • Nikki Keller

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

Nikki Keller

I am proud to have served the Highland School District the past eight years and appreciate your continued support.  Highland is a great community, with a great school district, we should all be proud.

As your representative of the Highland School Board I want to continue to encourage open dialogue throughout the community, making positive changes for students.  I will continue to honor our cultural diversity and make decisions so that all students will have life-long successes.  I will see that the district makes appropriate financial decisions, to provide “A Quality Education for all Students.”   Thank you for your support.