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Sequim School District

Inspire and Achieve!

School Board Application Process 

 The window for accepting applications for Appointed School Board Member has now Closed!
Sequim School District is looking to appoint an At-Large Director who may live anywhere within the boundaries of Sequim School District, to complete the term that ends in November of 2017.  It will be necessary to run for re-election in November 2017 if the appointed individual wishes to continue serving. 
To apply for a vacant school board position, please fill out the application for Appointed School Board Director and return it to Marilyn Walsh at the District Office, located at 503 N Sequim Avenue, or by email at mwalsh@sequim.k12.wa.us.  
Applications for the Appointed Board position will be accepted beginning on March 8, 2017 through March 15, 2017.  A Board interview of the candidates is scheduled for Monday, March 20, during the Regular Board Meeting.  The selection of the appointed board member will be announced at the conclusion of the March 20 board meeting, following an executive session.  The newly appointed board member would be seated at the next Regular Board Meeting – April 17, 2017.   
An Appointed Director serving in 2017 would need to file and run for election in November 2017.  Please see below for filing for School Board Director.  
The Board's job is to determine a vision for the educational program; design a structure to achieve that vision; assure that the schools are accountable to the community; and advocate for continuous improvement in student learning.  While many have had a hand in shaping our school system, the Sequim Board of Directors must ultimately answer to the community and the State Superintendent of Public Instruction on issues related to local programs.  The Board selects a superintendent to administer adopted policies; however, the Board is the final authority on all matters concerning the district. (RCW 28A.320.010)


The five-member board sets the policies that guide Sequim's public education from Kindergarten through grade twelve.  All voters within the school district elect the Directors, who generally serve a four-year term unless appointed to fill a vacant position.  Two members serve in At Large positions, and the remaining three are elected from specific geographic areas.


Regular Board meetings are normally held at 6:00 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of each month. 

When a meeting date falls on a legal holiday, the meeting will be held on the next business day.  The Board functions through regular meetings, special meetings, and emergency meetings as defined in policy number 1400.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Marilyn Walsh at 360-582-3262 or by email at mwalsh@sequim.k12.wa.us.


Again, thank you for your interest in serving as a Sequim School District School Board Director.

Interested applicants must file with the Clallam County or Jefferson County Auditor, depending upon where you live.  Please see their website for more information. 

Filing Week:  May 15-19, 2017  

You may file In-Person May 15-19 during regular business hours, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. in the Auditor's Office.

You may file online May 15 at 9:00 a.m. through May 19 at 4:00 p.m.

You may file by mail 
May 1-19.  Your declaration must be received by Auditor's Office by 4:30 p.m. May 19.

If you have questions, please call Marilyn Walsh at the District Office at 582-3262.
Application Form for Appointed School Board Director

Board Protocol


Board Vacancy Policy #1114

Last Modified on March 15, 2017
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