Board Of Directors
The Board of Directors and staff of the Tumwater School District appreciate your interest in the Tumwater School District. Public participation and open lines of communication are vital to the educational success of our students.
The Board can better represent its constituents when you and others take the time and effort to observe the Board in action, to express opinions and to raise questions. We invite your attendance at Board meetings and in school district activities.
The Tumwater School Board consists of five Board members, each elected to serve four-year terms. Members of the Tumwater School Board must live in one of the five director districts. In addition to the five Board members, Tumwater is also represented by two, nonvoting student advisors. The student representatives are selected by the high schools to attend all evening meetings and participate in Board discussions.
Operating within the legal parameters of the state and federal constitutions, statutes, courts, and administrative agencies, the Board is charged with the responsibility of providing the finest educational program possible for the students in the district.
School Board Directors make all final decisions regarding school district priorities, policies, personnel, textbooks, expenditures, and growth management. Directors adopt a budget which is necessary to maintain and operate the schools, levy taxes to help support the budget, and submit bond issues to finance construction projects to the citizens of the district.
The Superintendent of schools is appointed by the School Board as the chief administrator and executive officer. With the assistance of staff, the Superintendent directs, guides and coordinates the total educational and administrative program in accordance with Board policies and the rules and regulations of the State of Washington. The Superintendent attends all Board meetings and brings recommendations to the Board for action in carrying out the business of the school district.