Education, State Board of
Develops policies for state education laws created by the Legislature. The board works with other government and education organization to support stuudent achievement, student learning goals, student and system accountability, and basic education assistance. It is composed of 16 statutory members; 5 elected by school directors, 7 appointed by the Governor, 1 elected by private school directors, the Superintendent of Public Instruction, and two non-voting student members who are selected by the Board in collaboration with the Washington Association of Student Councils. The Governor is also invited to participate as a non-voting member.
Total Board Positions
Public Disclosure Required?
Senate Confirmation Required?
Reimbursement, per diem, and $100 stipend for members
Term Length (years) 4
Statutory Term Limits
Appointees of the governor must be individuals who have demonstrated interest in public schools and are supportive of educational improvement, have a positive record of service, and who will devote sufficient time to the responsibilities of the board.