Selah School District No. 119
Director, District 2

  • Description of Office
  • Kelliann Ergeson

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

Kelliann Ergeson

I am running for a second term on the Selah School Board because I am excited to build on the accomplishments of the past four years.  I am the mother of two Selah students who is committed to high levels of learning for every student in the Selah School District.  During my first term I’ve learned that student growth is best supported by a focus on professional growth throughout the entire school district from the boardroom, to the classroom, and even in the cafeteria.  I look forward to the progress we will make in the next four years.