January is School Board Recognition Month

Take a moment this month to say 'thank you' to the Sumner School Board this month.

January is School Board Recognition Month in the state of Washington, a declaration that coincides with a nationwide effort to honor and underscore the important role of elected school board members in public education and student achievement.

We encourage parents, students and educators to recognize the dedication and hard work of our school board members in preparing our students for a successful future. As local decision-makers, they are creating schools that meet high education standards and serve our community. With leadership from our school board, the Sumner School District provides an excellent education for our students and contributes to the quality of life in our communities. 

At the January meeting of the Board of Directors, the Board will present Mountain View Middle School with books for the school library in observance of School Board Recognition Month.

The Sumner School Board consists of five members elected by the voters of the district. The School Board’s five directors are elected from five separate areas within the district to serve four-year terms.

Sumner School District Board of Directors:

Paul Bucich, Vice President, Director District 2

Casey Chamberlain, Director District 4

Richard Hendricks, President, Director District 3

Mike Pavlik, Director District 1

Sherm Voiles, Director District 5

As part of the annual reorganization the Board elected officers for 2013, with Paul Bucich serving as president and Casey Chamberlain as vice president and legislative representative.

The Board of Directors governs the Sumner School District setting school and district policies within the guidelines of the law and the State Board of Education.

School directors are responsible for:

• evaluating progress toward district goals stated in the strategic plan.

• providing fiscal oversight through budget approval and monitoring.

• adopting district instructional programs.

• approving personnel actions and collective bargaining agreements.

• serving as a liaison between families, schools and community.

Information provided by the Sumner School District


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