Two positions are open for state Board of Education

August 6, 2013

By Staff

In November, state Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn will conduct an election for Western Region Position 5 and Eastern Region Position 2 of the State Board of Education.

Candidates must be residents of the region they wish to represent.

According to the state Legislature website, the western region covers all counties including and west of Whatcom, Skagit, Snohomish, King, Pierce, Lewis and Skamania counties. The eastern region covers all counties including and east of Okanogan, Chelan, Kittitas, Yakima and Klickitat counties.

Members of the board cannot be an employee of any educational institution, any educational service district or the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. They may not concurrently serve as a member of the board of directors of either a public school district or private school.

The board provides leadership, support and advocacy through policy in order to help develop programs that prepare students for the future. Membership on the board requires a considerable time commitment.

All declarations of candidacy and optional biographical data forms are due to the state superintendent’s office by 5 p.m. Aug. 31. Find the forms at or by mail at Administrative Resource Services, Superintendent of Public Instruction, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504.

Call the State Board of Education office at 360-725-6025 or email for more information on board service requirements. Contact Catherine Slagle, director, Office of Professional Practices, OSPI, 360-725-6136, or her assistant, Wanda Griffin, 360-725-6133, with further questions.


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