CKSD school board seat filled

The Central Kitsap School District has sworn in its newest board member, filling the vacant seat in District 2.

Kristin Hay was selected unanimously by the board in a special session March 16 and was then presented to the public at the board’s regular monthly meeting March 22.

Hay took to social media the following day to introduce herself and to vow that she would be dedicated to both the kids and their parents.

“I have two young kids in this school district and I fully understand the role that a school plays in their lives,” she said. “I want nothing more than for our kids to go to school, in a safe environment, where they will get an education that will lead them on to be productive in whatever endeavors they take on afterwards.”

Hay also said she would use the opportunity to attempt to improve communication between the board and the community as a whole. “I feel this is a weakness and it needs improvement,” she said. “A parent should never feel left in the dark.”

In earning the position, Hay inherits a short-term seat on the board vacated Feb. 8 by Rob MacDermid, who cited health concerns as his reason for stepping down. The position will be up for election this November.