Learn about the role of a school board director and get information about the two Olympia School Board seats up for election in the November 2021 General Election during a community meeting on Tuesday, April 20, 2021.
People interested in vying for a seat on the school board, as well as those who want to learn more about the role, are encouraged to attend the online meeting from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Zoom (Zoom information is included at the end of this article).
Superintendent Patrick Murphy will share opening remarks, followed by guest speaker Tricia Lubach, director of leadership development with the Washington State School Directors’ Association. Lubach will explain about the role and responsibilities of a school board member. Her presentation will be followed by remarks by Olympia School Board Director Hilary Seidel.
There will be two Olympia School Board director seats on the November 2, 2021 General Election ballot:
- Director District #3, currently held by Leslie Huff; 4-year term.
- Director District #5, currently held by Scott Clifthorne; 4-year term.
People interested in vying for a seat on the board may mail, drop off in person or submit their application online to the Thurston County Auditor’s Office Elections Division. The Elections Division will begin accepting candidate filings by mail on May 3, 2021, and they must arrive at the elections office no later than May 17. Candidates may also fill out and submit an application online during candidate filing week May 17-21, 2021.
For more information about filing for an open seat on the school board, visit the Thurston County Auditor’s Office Elections Division website. Candidates must be at least 18 years old, reside in the district for which they are filing and be a registered voter at the time of filing. There are some judicial exceptions; for more information, contact Thurston County Auditor’s Office Elections Division at (360) 786-5408.
A Primary Election will be held on August 3, 2021, followed by the General Election on November 2, 2021.
Maps of the district’s five director districts, including an interactive map in which community members can type in their address to find their director district, are available on the Thurston Regional Planning Council website.
Zoom Information for April 20 Meeting
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