PORT ORCHARD — Two South Kitsap School District board of directors seats are up for election in November.
District 3, which represents Olalla, Mullenix, Long Lake and the Bethel-Burley areas, and District 4, representing Lund, Bethel and Parkwood), will feature candidates running for four-year terms. Liz Sebren currently represents District 3 and Rebecca Diehl represents District 4.
Candidates must file for office between May 17 and May 21 at the Kitsap County Auditor’s Office Elections Division, 619 Division St. in Port Orchard, for the election to be held on Nov. 2. To be legally eligible, a candidate must be a registered voter and a resident of the director area for which he or she files. All seats are four-year terms. Maps are available online at skschools.org/schoolboard.
The South Kitsap School District board of directors holds regularly scheduled meetings on the first and third Wednesday each month. A typical school board meeting includes business items such as overseeing capital project construction and approving contracts with outside vendors. There also are presentations on progress toward the district’s priority plan and monitoring of the coherent governance policies.
Detailed information regarding the responsibilities of school board directors is available from the SKSD website at skschools.org or by calling the SKSD Superintendent’s Office at 360-874-7001.
SKSD has 16 schools and serves approximately 8,500 students in preschool through grade 12. The district is the largest employer in Port Orchard with more than 1,300 employees.