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Dorn Announces ESD Board Elections

OLYMPIA — June 16, 2015 — Washington Superintendent of Public Instruction Randy Dorn will conduct an election in October for board positions in the state’s nine educational service districts. ESD boards have seven or nine members, depending on the district’s organization.

The election process will begin Aug. 25, with Dorn’s call of election. Declaration of candidacy forms may be obtained after Aug. 25 from the Administrative Resources office, Old Capitol Building, P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, Wash., 98504-7200 (360-725-6132/Fax: 360-753-4201), or any ESD office. Declarations of candidacy and optional biographical data must be filed with the Administrative Resources Office between Sept. 1 and Sept. 16. Voting by ballot will take place Oct. 1-16.

To be eligible for membership on an ESD board, a candidate must be a registered voter and live in the ESD for which the candidate files. ESD board members serve a four-year term and are elected by the members of local school boards within each ESD. Terms of office for ESD board members elected in fall 2015 begin Jan. 11, 2016, and expire Jan. 13, 2020.

The nine ESDs are regional bodies created by statute to:

  • provide and assist in the development of cooperative services for local school districts and joint purchasing programs for schools within the ESD;
  • act in a consultative and advisory capacity to local school districts;
  • assist the Superintendent of Public Instruction and the State Board of Education in the performance of their respective duties;
  • and provide services to the School for the Deaf and the School for the Blind to assure equal educational opportunities.

Superintendent Dorn is calling for the elections as required by Revised Code of Washington Chapter 28A.310.080.

The vacant positions are as follows:
1012, 4
1051, 3, 5, 7
1121, 3, 5, 7
1132, 4, 6
1142, 4, 6
1212, 4, 6, 8
1232, 4, 6, 8
1712, 4, 6
1892, 4, 6, 7, 8


About OSPI
The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is the primary agency charged with overseeing K–12 education in Washington state. Led by State School Superintendent Randy Dorn, OSPI works with the state’s 295 school districts and nine educational service districts to administer basic education programs and implement education reform on behalf of more than one million public school students.

OSPI provides equal access to all programs and services without discrimination based on sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. Questions and complaints of alleged discrimination should be directed to the Equity and Civil Rights Director at (360) 725-6162 or P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200.

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Nathan Olson
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The OSPI Communications Office serves as the central point of contact for local, regional and national media covering K-12 education issues.

Communications Manager
Nathan Olson
(360) 725-6015


   Updated 6/17/2015

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