At all Regular Board Meetings, there is a public comment period at the beginning of each meeting where visitors may make presentations lasting up to five minutes. Please complete the “Request to Address The Board of Directors” Form and give to Ms. Cossack if you wish to provide comments. The public may also comment prior to Board action on any specific action agenda item. Comments on agenda items are also limited to five minutes.
Bremerton School District 100-C Board of Directors
Are You Interested in Serving as a Director on BSD's Board?
Interim Director Applications Being Taken Now
With the recent resignation of Director Ken Watkins, the Board is accepting applications (through May 29) from interested citizens who reside within Bremerton School District to fill Position #3. The application packet is available on this site (see Documents at left) or at the District administration building. This appointment will be good through the upcoming November 2015 elections. All candidates interested in maintaining this position beyond November or have an interest in Positions #1 or #2 must file with the Kitsap County Auditor's office May 11-15, 2015 (more information is below).
Director positions 1, 2, and 3 will be on the November ballot this year. Incumbents are Scott Rahm, David Rubie, and Ken Watkins, respectively. At this time, Director Rahm has announced that he will not be seeking re-election. Position #3 is currently empty due to Mr. Watkins' recent resignation. Interested candidates for office must file the week of May 11-15, 2015 at the Kitsap County Auditor’s Office, Elections Division, at 619 Division St., Port Orchard. Please visit their website for more information.
A person may become a candidate for a place on the Board by filing a declaration of candidacy with the county auditor during the May filing period as prescribed by law. In the event that there are more than two candidates for any position on the Board, a primary election shall be held on the third Tuesday of August in the manner prescribed by law. The two candidates receiving the greatest number of votes will appear on the election ballot in November.
The Washington State School Directors' Association (WSSDA) has a myriad of information and resources available for anyone considering school board service. You can check it out by visiting their website at www.wssda.org or cut and paste this URL into your browser http://wssda.org/Resources/ForSchoolBoardCandidates.aspx.
The Bremerton School Board of Directors is made up of five citizens who are elected from within the school district's boundaries. They serve four-year terms and are responsible for approving policies, curriculum, and the district's budget. The Board meets most first and third Thursdays at 5:00 pm in our district Administration Building Board Room, located at 134 Marion Avenue North. Exceptions are November, December, April and July when we meet only once a month. Visit our Library area for a schedule of this year's regular Board meetings. Special or Executive meetings are called as needed. This information will be posted at least 24 hours in advance on our Board website. If you have any questions, please call 360.473.1031.
The Board welcomes public input at its meetings. There is a public comment period at the beginning of each regular meeting where visitors may make presentations lasting up to five minutes. Please complete the “Request to Address The Board of Directors” Form and give to Ms. Cossack before the Board meeting if you wish to provide comments. The public may also comment prior to Board action on any specific action agenda item, by simply raising their hand during Board discussion. Comments on agenda items are also limited to five minutes. Please note that discussions regarding individual staff or students are not appropriate for a public meeting. Please contact the Superintendent of Schools regarding these complaint procedures.