West Valley School District No. 208
Director, District 3

  • Description of Office
  • Mike Carey

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

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Thank you for the opportunity to serve the West Valley School District.  West Valley is a top performing school district in the State because of the combined effort of staff, parents, students and patrons.  I will remain focused on those efforts and on keeping all of the parties engaged.

My fiduciary responsibility to the taxpayers in the WVSD is paramount and I will stay vigilant and thoroughly involved in the annual budget process. I welcome input from all interested parties and will make informed and fiscally sound decisions. Please feel free to contact me at any time. Thank you.