Mt. Adams School District No. 209
Director, District 5
- Description of Office
- Linda L. King
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
I have been a bus driver at Mt. Adams School District for 30 years. My children graduated from White Swan High School. I edited the district's newsletter for 5 years, was president of the Mt. Adams Chapter, Public School Employees for 8 years and volunteered for many school support activities including the Levy Committee. These activities have given me an understanding of how the district functions, including the laws, district policies and goals that guide its work. I hope this knowledge and experience will serve useful as the district strives to improve educational opportunities for your children.