Toppenish School District No. 202
Yakima County is divided into 17 separate school districts, each governed by a five-member board of directors who serve regular four (4) year terms. Their responsibilities focus on four areas: Quality of instruction, district planning, policy development and communications. Directors are local policy makers and serve as a link between the school system and the public.
Board members are elected in a nonpartisan general election by all voters within the school district. They receive no salary. Board members are partners in a management team and share in a variety of management decisions from fiscal accounting, employment of teachers, educational materials, and facilities to transportation services.
School directors are called upon to be leaders in the following areas:
√ assessing and reflecting the educational needs and values of the community;
√ developing an educational philosophy;
√ establishing school district goals;
√ providing for program development activities;
√ reviewing the financial needs of the districts;
√ assuring systematic review and evaluation of all phases of the school program
|Director, District 3
|| 4 year term
I am running for the Toppenish School District Board of Directors to help maintain and improve the quality of education of our current and future students. I also wish to bring my years of experience in environmental and public health to assure the student classroom environment is adequate to provide a quality learning environment. My environmental health background included reviewing sites for school placement, assurance that plans for new and remodeled schools met State Board of Health requirements and routine review of existing schools to assure the physical facility met standards.
Rosa I. Ortiz
I have lived in Toppenish since I was fourteen and come from a migrant family. I am making a difference in the Toppenish community by participating in various community service opportunities and committees.
I have been working for Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic for the past nineteen years and currently am a Program Coordinator in the Outreach department.
I serve as chair for the Toppenish Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Celebration and Peace March, am a member of the Toppenish Community Safety Network (CSN), and serve as a Community Advisory Committee Member for the Fred Hutch Center for Health Promotion.
Richard R. Lommers
I am seeking reelection to the Toppenish School Board area District 3 to continue moving the district forward. We now have stem courses preschool through high school. The district has received awards state wide and nationally for excellence. The fine arts programs continue to grow. Music programs in middle and high school have doubled in size. We have cross credit and university level classes being offered. There are students in the Youth Build program learning construction trades building a Habitat For Humanity house here in Toppenish. Our retention and graduation rates continue to rise. Please vote for me. Thank You!