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School Board

The White Salmon Valley School Board plays a crucial role in maintaining the standards of educational excellence for the community. The board believes that involved and informed parents and citizens are vital to the district's success. The district is governed by a five-member elected board, whose primary function is to establish policies, set educational standards and goals, review all phases of the district's instructional programs and to oversee financial, property and facilities needs of the district.

Current Board members

District Board Member Term Expires
1 Alan Reitz
2023
2 Andrea VanSickle
2023
3 William Gross
2021
4 Laurie Stanton
2023
5 Paul Mosbrucker
2021

The White Salmon Valley District is divided into 5 different districts, shown on the district boundary map below. Board members must reside in their geographic area, though are elected by voters throughout the entire school district.
Board of Director Boundaries


What does the Board do?The directors play a crucial role in maintaining the standards of educational excellence for the community and know the importance of keeping the community informed about activities of the Board and of the District schools.

The Board's responsibilities include the formation and adoption of policies consistent with state and federal law and with the considered interest of students, staff and community. Other board activities include securing money for operational needs, authorizing major expenditures, authorizing the purchase or sale of school property, giving final authority to the hiring and discharge of personnel, setting educational standards and goals, reviewing and evaluating all phases of the district's instructional programs and other operations, and expressing and representing the views of the community.

Existing district policies are available online.

The Board appoints the District's chief administrative officer, the superintendent. The members of the Board serve without compensation.

Contacting the Board Correspondence to the Board of Education can be addressed to:

Administration Office
White Salmon Valley School District 405-17
P.O. Box 157
White Salmon, WA 98672

Board Meetings

School Board Meetings are generally held the fourth Thursday of each month, held on a rotating basis at each of the district schools or, in the summer months, at the Transportation Office. Meetings begin at 7 pm.

Scheduled meeting dates and locations for the 2020-2021 school year are shown below.

AUGUST 27, 2020 -- Remote location ZOOM only-- BOARD DOCUMENTS, AGENDAMINUTES. CLICK HERE TO ATTEND VIA ZOOM- Passcode: 142897.

SEPTEMBER 24, 2020 -- Remote location ZOOM only-- BOARD DOCUMENTSAGENDA, MINUTESCLICK HERE TO ATTEND VIA ZOOM.

OCTOBER 22, 2020-- Remote location ZOOM only-- BOARD DOCUMENTSAGENDAMINUTESCLICK HERE TO ATTEND VIA ZOOM.

**OCTOBER 28, 2020 -- 11:30 A.M.-- Remote location ZOOM only-- ANNOUNCEMENTMINUTESCLICK HERE TO ATTEND VIA ZOOM.

*NOVEMBER 19, 2020 -- Remote location ZOOM only-- BOARD DOCUMENTSAGENDA, MINUTES. CLICK HERE TO ATTEND VIA ZOOM.

**NOVEMBER 23, 2020 -- Remote location ZOOM only-- ANNOUNCEMENT, MINUTES, CLICK HERE TO ATTEND VIA ZOOM.

*DECEMBER 17, 2020 -- STEVENSON INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL-- BOARD DOCUMENTS, AGENDA, MINUTES

JANUARY 28, 2021 --WHITSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL-- BOARD DOCUMENTS, AGENDA, MINUTES

FEBRUARY 25, 2021 -- COLUMBIA HIGH SCHOOL-- BOARD DOCUMENTS, AGENDA, MINUTES

MARCH 25, 2021--HENKLE MIDDLE SCHOOL--BOARD DOCUMENTS, AGENDA, MINUTES

APRIL 22, 2021 -- STEVENSON INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL-- BOARD DOCUMENTSAGENDAMINUTES

MAY 27, 2021- WHITSON ELEMENTARY -- BOARD DOCUMENTSAGENDAMINUTES

JUNE 24, 2021 --TRANSPORTATION CENTER-- BOARD DOCUMENTSAGENDAMINUTES

JULY 22, 2021 --TRANSPORTATION CENTER-- BOARD DOCUMENTSAGENDAMINUTES

 

*Held on alternate Thursday due to holidays.

**Special Board Meeting

Approved 07/23/2020