Toppenish School District No. 202
Director, District 1
4 year term
Clara R. Jimenez
My name is Clara R. Jimenez and I would appreciate your vote for the Toppenish School Board Position #1. I currently hold this position and am the President of the School Board.
I am a graduate of the Toppenish School District. I hold a Master's Degree in Public Affairs from the University of Washington and a Master's Degree from Heritage University in Education. I am a teacher working with children in grades kinder to fifth. I have a passion for our children and their education.
Please vote for me, Clara R. Jimenez, for the Toppenish School District Board position #1.
Director, District 4
4 year term
Director, District 5
4 year term
I have lived in the Toppenish Community for 14 years. My son attends school in the Toppenish School District. I have driven school bus for 15 years in various districts. I would welcome the opportunity to help keep Toppenish the great schools they are, as well as the chance to work hard keeping costs down whenever possible. I am excited as the prospect of being able to work with the Board and district to keep our schools all that they are and more.
Contact: 509-945-6423; firstname.lastname@example.org
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