Dorn Announces State Board Elections
OLYMPIA - August 1, 2011 – Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy
I. Dorn will conduct an election in November of 2011 for two elected positions to
the State Board of Education (Western Region Position 3 and Eastern Region
The State Board is composed of 16 members:
- two members from the eastern region of the state, elected by public school directors;
- three members from the western region elected by public
- one member, at large, elected by approved private schools;
- the superintendent of public instruction;
- seven members appointed by the governor;
- and two student representatives selected by the state board
Candidates must be residents of the region they wish to represent. (For the western region, that includes the
19 westernmost counties.) They cannot be employed by any public or private school, college, university or other educational institution, any educational service district, or the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction after being elected to the State Board. Persons elected to the board may not concurrently serve as a member of the board of directors of either a public school district or a private school.
The State Board of Education helps develop programs that prepare each student for the future. It provides leadership, support and advocacy, through policy, to help each student achieve success in school and life.
Membership on the board requires a considerable commitment of time for preparation and attendance at various meetings. More information about board service requirements is available through the State Board of Education office in Olympia, (360) 725-6025, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All declarations of candidacy and optional biographical data forms must be filed with the state superintendent’s office in Olympia by 5:00 p.m., Aug. 31, 2011.
Elected board members will be sworn in at the January 2012 State Board of Education meeting.
Declaration and optional biographical data forms are available through the Office of Professional Practices
Web site at http://www.k12.wa.us/ProfPractices/adminresources/SBEelections.aspx
or by mail at:
Administrative Resource Services
Superintendent of Public Instruction
PO Box 47200
Olympia, WA 98504-7200
For further information contact Catherine Slagle,
Director, Office of Professional Practices, OSPI, (360) 725-6136, or her assistant, Wanda Griffin, (360) 725-6133.
The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is the primary agency charged with overseeing K-12 education in Washington state. Led by State School Superintendent Randy Dorn, OSPI works with the state’s 295 school districts and nine Educational Service Districts to administer basic education programs and implement education reform on behalf of more than one million public school students.
OSPI does not discriminate and provides equal access to its programs and services for all persons without regard to race, color, gender, religion, creed, marital status, national origin, sexual preference/orientation, age, veteran’s status or the presence of any physical, sensory or mental disability.
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