State Board of Education Election Frequently Asked Questions
Updated: August 2015
Composition of the Board will include 16 members:
All members except student members are voting members.
Eastern Region: Positions 1 and 2 (each four year terms) are elected from the Eastern Region, comprised of Adams, Asotin, Benton, Chelan, Columbia, Douglas, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lincoln, Okanogan, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Walla Walla, Whitman, and Yakima counties.
Western Region: Positions 3, 4, and 5 (each four year terms) are elected from the Western Region, comprised of Clallam, Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Island, Jefferson, King, Kitsap, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Pierce, San Juan, Skagit, Skamania, Snohomish, Thurston, Wahkiakum, and Whatcom counties.
A person is eligible to be a candidate for only one vacancy on the State Board of Education at a time.
Public School Candidates: must be a resident of the region represented by the position and meet the other qualifications established by RCW 28A.305.
If elected, a candidate cannot concurrently serve as a member of the SBE and as an employee of any school, college, university, or other educational institution, or any educational service district superintendent’s office, or in the office of superintendent of public instruction, or as a member of the board of directors of either a common school district or a private school.
To request a complete packet of candidacy information, please contact Kristin Murphy OSPI, Program Specialist, at 360-725-6133; or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the State Board of Education, its current responsibilities, and current members visit www.sbe.wa.gov.
For information regarding the election process, please contact Kristin Murphy OSPI, Program Specialist, at 360/725-6133; or email@example.com.