A Chance to Govern the Snoqualmie Valley School District: Two Board seats up for Election, filing date looms

Do you have an interest in our local schools? Shaping education policy, the direction and standards of the district? If so there are two positions up for election on the Snoqualmie Valley School Board in the November General Election.

What is the role of a School Board Member?

According to the Washington State School Directors Association (WSSDA) the fundamental role of a school board member is to govern their district –  a role that is all about the big picture of “setting the direction of the district, allocating resources, monitoring performance and holding the district accountable for progress.”

WSSDA says for effective school boards, the governance is driven by the core mission of promoting learning and success for all students. They also provide a vital link between communities and schools, representing and engaging the communities in education and serving as advocates for students and schools.

In the Snoqualmie Valley School District, the four-year terms of Tavish MacLean (Director District 1 in Snoqualmie) and Marci Busby (Director District 4 in North Bend) will both expire at the end of 2017. MacLean announced earlier this month that he will seek re-election. Busby also just announced at the April 20th school board meeting that she will run again.

MacLean joined the board in 2012, running unopposed. Busby has served three terms as a Snoqualmie Valley School Board member. At the April 4th board meeting MacLean said he would like to continue with another term and see some of the initiatives launched during his first term come to fruition.

Although each board member represents all SVSD students and all registered SVSD voters cast votes in the elections, in order to run for these seats, community members must reside within the director districts that are up for election.

More information about Snoqualmie Valley School Board Director Districts, including director district maps, can be found HERE.

Candidate filing deadlines with King County Elections is May 15th – 19th. To find out more details about the filing and election process visit King County Elections.

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