School Board Information

What Do School Boards Do?

The list of School Board duties is lengthy, including hiring the Superintendent, making decisions on property, approving contracts, authorizing bids and expenditures, approving school budgets, approving curriculum and issues related to personnel.

The authority of individual board members is limited to participating in actions taken by the board as a whole when legally in session. Board members do not assume responsibilities of administrators or other employees. The board or employee is not bound in any way by any action taken or statement made by any individual board member except when such statement or action is pursuant to specific instruction and official action taken by the board.

All business of the School Board is conducted in open public meetings except for matters involving property or personnel issues. Simply stated, it is not the job of the Board to manage schools, but rather to oversee that schools are managed well.

Participation and Accessibility

The public is always invited to attend school board meetings. In fact, public participation and interest is a hallmark of successful school systems. Public comment can be made by filling out a Public Comment Form and presenting it to the board prior to the meeting. The Naches Valley School District does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission or access to these public forums. Should you require any reasonable accommodation to enable you to attend and/or participate, please contact the school district office at 653-2200.. We request at least 48 hours advance notice for special accommodations. Unless otherwise noted on a board meeting agenda, regular meetings of the Board of Directors are generally held at the District office, located at 24 Shafer.