It’s with excitement and anticipation that I am applying for the current positon as Mt. Adams School Board Member. As a highly active community member I am very interested in being a part of a team that creates and provides platforms for community strengthening and student empowerment. It is vital we honor the voices of our community though a collaborative successful approach to address the academic and social needs of our future generations. I seek this opportunity to join all of you in our common quest of improving the lives of our loved ones, our families, our homes, and our community.
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