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  • Invitation to Apply for Pasco School District 

    Board of Directors Position No. 1 

    Applications are now available to Pasco School District residents interested in serving the unexpired term for Board of Director Position No. 1 through November 2023. As required by RCW 28A.343.340, applicants must reside in the Pasco School District, be a United States citizen, and a registered voter. This is a voluntary and unpaid position. 

    Board of Director Position No. 1 is a Director District. This means qualified applicants must reside within the boundaries of Director District No. 1 to serve in this position. The District Boundary Map can be found on the district’s School Board Elections webpage or Franklin County website.

    Serving as an effective school board member requires time, a deep interest in public education, and a commitment to providing quality educational learning opportunities to every student. The publication, “Serving on Your Local School Board: A foundation for success” is available from the Washington State School Directors’ Association (WSSDA). 

  • School Board Director Obligations and Expectations: 

    • Attend school board meetings held the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. 

    • Attend study sessions held prior to most school board meetings from 4:30-5:30 p.m. 

    • Attend special board meetings or hearings as called by the President of the Board. 

    • Prepare for meetings including advance agenda materials. 

    • Be willing to: 

      • Contribute as a team member of the Pasco Board of Directors in alignment with board governance and district policies. 

      • Abide by applicable state law, district policies, and code of ethics. 

      • Support the educational needs of all Pasco School District students. 

      • Learn the functions and responsibilities of all district operations and programs. 

      • Attend a broad selection of school activities.

      • Understand the complex issues inherent to developing school policies.

      • Listen and communicate. 

    Board and Administrative Roles and Responsibilities:


    The School Board        


    The Administration   


    Directs and guides the Superintendent   


    Manages and operates the district   


    Decides “what”   


    Decides “how”   


    Requests information       


    Provides recommendations   


    Sets policy 


    Carries out policy   


    Approves and reviews plans     


    Implements plans   


    Monitors academic progress 


    Reports academic progress   


    Sets Superintendent evaluation criteria 


    Supervises and evaluates personnel 


    Approves the budget 


    Develops and administers the budget


    Is the community 


    Serves the community 

    Pasco School District is.........

    Pasco School District (PSD) is located in Pasco, Washington, and serves over 19,000 students across 17 elementary schools, four middle schools, four high schools, and four virtual learning programs. 

    We proudly serve a diverse population of students and families. Programs offered by PSD include a Dual Language program serving over 1,600 students, special education services serving over 2,400 students, and highly capable services for over 2,300 students. 

    PSD is committed to five Outrageous Outcomes that together define a trajectory of success for students. These include: 100% of all 3rd graders will read on grade level in their language of instruction; 100% of students will pass Algebra by the end of 9th grade; 100% of 9th graders will end the school year on track for graduation; 100% of students will graduate with a career path; and 100% of students will experience meaningful connections and hope for their future. 

    Pasco students are taught by over 1,400 teachers, librarians, and counselors and supported by over 1,100 people including bus drivers, custodians, secretaries, nurses, cooks, home visitors, crossing guards, and library clerks. 

    Pasco School District is distinguished by: 

    • Progressive and innovative academic programs 

    • National and state recognition for unique school-community partnerships 

    • A safe learning and working environment for students and staff 

    • A unified, diverse student body and staff 

    • Modern and well-maintained schools and facilities 

    • A dual language program upheld as a national model 

    • Fiscal strength and growing tax base 

    • Generous enrichment opportunities 

    • Award winning music and performing arts programs 

    • Championship athletic programs 

    • Dedicated, well-trained staff 

    • Strong community support 

    • Pasco Pride 

  • Pasco School District Board Vacancy Timeline 

    March 1, 2023 

    Press release disseminated. Application forms and procedures are available from the Public Affairs Department and PSD’s website. 

    March 1-24, 2023 

    Applications accepted in the Public Affairs Department until 5:00 p.m. on March 24, 2023. 

    March 15, 2023, 5:30 p.m. 

    Orientation session scheduled for all interested persons at the Booth Education Center. 

    March 27-30, 2023 

    Board members review applications and nominate finalists for interviews. 

    March 31, 2023 

    Candidates to be interviewed are notified and scheduled for interviews on April 11.

    April 11, 2023 Board Meeting 

    The Board interviews candidates in public session, holds executive session for discussion of qualifications, and reconvenes public meeting to select new member. 

    April 25, 2023 Regular Board Meeting 

    New member is sworn in and assumes full duties.