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Sequim School District

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Welcome!

The window for accepting applications for Appointed School Board Member has now Closed! 

 
Sequim School District is looking to appoint an At-Large Director who may live anywhere within the boundaries of Sequim School District, to complete the term that ends in November of 2017.  It will be necessary to run for re-election in November 2017 if the appointed individual wishes to continue serving. 
 
Applications for the Appointed Board position will be accepted beginning on March 8, 2017 through March 15, 2017.  A Board interview of the candidates is scheduled for Monday, March 20, during the Regular Board Meeting.  The selection of the appointed board member will be announced at the conclusion of the March 20 board meeting, following an executive session.  The newly appointed board member would be seated at the next Regular Board Meeting – April 17, 2017. 
 
Application packets are available at the District Office, located at 503 North Sequim Avenue, or to download using the links to the left. 
 
The Board's job is to determine a vision for the educational program; design a structure to achieve that vision; assure that the schools are accountable to the community; and advocate for continuous improvement in student learning.  While many have had a hand in shaping our school system, the Sequim Board of Directors must ultimately answer to the community and the State Superintendent of Public Instruction on issues related to local programs.  The Board selects a superintendent to administer adopted policies; however, the Board is the final authority on all matters concerning the district. (RCW 28A.320.010) 
 
When a meeting date falls on a legal holiday, the meeting will be held on the next business day.  The Board functions through regular meetings, special meetings, and emergency meetings as defined in Policy number 1400. 
 
Below are the five Board of Directors that represent community members of the Sequim School District.  The Board's job is to determine a vision for the educational program; design a structure to achieve that vision; assure that the schools are accountable to the community; and advocate for continuous improvement in student learning.  While many have had a hand in shaping our school system, the Sequim Board of Directors must ultimately answer to the community and the State Superintendent of Public Instruction on issues related to local programs.  The Board selects a superintendent to administer adopted policies; however, the Board is the final authority on all matters concerning the district. (RCW 28A.320.010)
 
This five-member board sets the policies that guide Sequim's public education from Kindergarten through grade twelve.  All voters within the school district elect the Directors, who generally serve a four-year term unless appointed to fill a vacant position.  Two members serve in At Large positions, and the remaining three are elected from specific geographic areas.  If you would be interested in serving on your local school board, see the information listed below.  Click Board Director District Map to view a map of the districts.
 
 
Dec 2015 school board  
The Board of Directors are (from left) James Stoffer (legislative representative)
, Robin Henrikson (president), Beverly Horan (vice president), Michael Howe and Heather Short.
 
 
 
Sequim School District Board of Directors:
 
James Stoffer, Board Legislative Representative, Director District #3 (Term expires 11/19)  jstoffer@sequim.k12.wa.us
Jim Stoffer  
 
Michael HoweDirector District #2 (Term expires 11/17)  mhowe@sequim.k12.wa.us
Mike Howe  
 
Robin Henrikson, Board President, Director District #1 (Term expires 11/19)  rhenrikson@sequim.k12.wa.us 
Robin Henrikson  
 
Heather Short, Board Vice-President and Director At Large (Term expires 11/19)  hshort@sequim.k12.wa.us
Heather Short  
 
Beverly Horan, Director at Large (Term expires 11/17) bhoran@sequim.k12.wa.us 
 Bev Horan
 

SERVING ON YOUR SCHOOL BOARD
 
Candidates generally serve a four year term unless appointed to fill a vacant position.  Candidates for an open position must file in the office of the Clallam County Auditor in Port Angeles, or the Jefferson County Auditor in Port Townsend, if you live in Diamond Point.
 
Interested candidates need to file the week of May 14th, for the positions that will be on the ballot in November 2017 -- Director District #2 and a Director At Large position.  Please click HERE for Frequently Asked Questions regarding running for office.  
 
Click HERE for a copy of the "Serving on Your Local School Board:  A Guide for Candidates".

If you have questions, please contact Marilyn Walsh, Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent at (360)582-3260, or e-mail mwalsh@sequim.k12.wa.us.  Thank you for your interest in the Sequim School District!
 

Washington State School Directors's AssociationThe Washington State School Directors’ Association has developed a tool for each board member to assess his or her board’s performance based on accepted governance standards and best practices.  The attached report combines feedback from each board member, and the superintendent, on how the board views its performance in specific areas of governance. 

This information will help the board to measure growth and aids in setting goals for strengthening board practices with the goal of continuous improvement. 
 

For more information, please see the WSSDA website or Superintendent Gary Neal.

 
Last Modified on March 15, 2017
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