Wapato School District No. 207
Director, District 2

  • Description of Office
  • Myron Yolo

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

Myron Yolo

     I graduated from Wapato High School in 1966. Upon graduation I enlisted in the United States Navy and was honorably discharged in 1970.  I then attended college under the GI bill getting my bachelors degree from Central Washington University in 1975.  I taught Mathematics and Science in the Wapato School district for 29 years and have taught Mathematics the last 9 years at LaSalle High School.   Now retired I plan to work hard with the other board members to ensure that the students at Wapato are provided the best education possible.