Two seats on the Washington State Board of Education will be up for election this fall, including one position representing the eastern side of the state.
The elected terms for Peter Maier of Seattle and Phyllis Bunker Frank of Yakima expire in January. State Superintendent Randy Dorn said in a release that people interested in running for one of the positions have until Aug. 31 to file paperwork with his office.
The 16-member board is made up of five members elected by local school district board members and a member elected by private schools, the state superintendent, seven gubernatorial appointees and two students selected by the board itself.
Candidates for the two positions must live in the regions they want to represent and not be employed by any public or private school or educational institution. If elected, they may not serve on a local school board at the same time.
For more information, contact the State Board of Education at 360-725-6025 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.