Board Room

Are you interested in making a positive impact on our schools? Have you considered joining the school board? School Board Member Steve McConnell announced his resignation in November and the Bellevue School Board is now looking to fill the vacancy for Director District 1.

Download Board Vacancy Application

Qualifications

Candidates for the vacancy must live within the Director District 1 Boundary and be:

  • A citizen of the United States of America
  • A legal resident of Washington State
  • 18+ years old
  • Registered to vote within the Bellevue School District attendance area
  • Registered to vote within the director district they wish to represent

Please Note: Board members may not be employed by the school district. A board member’s spouse or interdependent family members may not be employed by the school district unless they were employed by the district before the election or appointment.


Application Timeline

Thursday, December 7, 2017
Application is posted to district website.

Friday, January 5, 2018
Applications are due. A complete application and one letter of support must be received by 4:00 p.m.

  • In-Person or Mail: 12111 NE First Street, Bellevue WA 98005
  • Email: gibsont@bsd405.org with subject “Board Application”

Week of January 8, 2018
Board identifies and notifies candidates for interviews. If more than five candidates apply, the board will schedule a special meeting to select the top five candidates to interview.

Week of January 15, 2018
Board interviews candidates and selects new Director. The board will aim to schedule interviews at the end of the Jan. 16 regular board meeting, but will finalize dates/times of interviews by Jan. 2.

Tuesday, February 2, 2018
Swearing-in Ceremony for the appointed Director District One at regular board meeting.


Role and Responsibilities

School Board Directors are collectively responsible for providing governance setting and communicating direction, creating conditions to achieve that direction, holding the district accountable for student learning, and engaging the community in education. To this end, Bellevue School District Board Directors participate in a number of activities, including, but not limited to: attending regular board meetings two (2) afternoon/evening per month, attending school visits once per month during the school year, participating in board workshops and other special board meetings as needed, serving as liaisons to community partner groups, serving on board committees, attending school/community events, meeting with parents, staff, community members and students, participating in board development activities, attending the Washington State School Directors Association annual conference, attending key school events (e.g., graduation ceremonies), reviewing reports and materials about the work of the district, and various other supporting activities. The time each board director invests can vary widely depending on what events are in progress at any given time, but may average about 8-10 hours per week.