School Board Committees
There are four standing committees of the Board: Executive Committee, Audit & Finance Committee, Operations Committee, and Student Services, Curriculum & Instruction Committee.
Each committee consists of three Board Directors. Board committees support the policy and oversight work of the Board and promotes unity of action by the Board as a whole. Committees are governed in accordance to Board Policy No. 1240. To access full committee materials, including materials from prior years, please contact the Board Office for assistance.
Committee Overview and Director Assignments
Audit & Finance Committee
The A&F Committee provide oversight of the financial matters and budget development process of the District. They generally meet once a month on Mondays from 8:00-10:00 am and quarterly on the 1st Tuesday of the month for an Audit review from 8:00-10:00 am.
Current Committee Members: Chandra N. Hampson (Chair), Liza Rankin, Vivian Song Maritz
Public Advisor: As permitted by Board Policy 1240 Committees, the district interviewed three candidates for the position of a non-voting public advisor to the Audit and Finance Committee. Ben Thompson, deputy king county auditor, was selected for the role and was appointed at the March 15, 2021, monthly Audit and Finance Committee meeting. The district’s goal is to appoint two public advisors with staggered two-year terms. A solicitation for a second public advisor will be posted in the Fall 2021. Thank you to all the candidates who volunteered to dedicate their time to improving district oversight.
The Executive Committee acts as a liaison and provides leadership for Board activities. They generally meet once a month on Wednesdays from 8:00-10:00 am. This committee is made up of the president, vice president, and member-at-large; these committee members are elected by the full board.
Current Committee Members : Brandon K. Hersey (President), Chandra N. Hampson (Vice President), and Lisa Rivera Smith (Member-at-Large)
Student Services, Curriculum & Instruction Committee
The Student Services, Curriculum & Instruction Committee develops and reviews academic policies and make recommendations on Teaching & Learning Board Action Reports. They generally meet every once a month on Tuesdays from 4:30-6:30 pm.
Current Committee Members : Liza Rankin (Chair), Leslie S. Harris, Michelle Sarju
The Operations Committee develops, reviews, and makes recommendations for operation, facility and capital program policies. They generally meet once a month on Thursdays from 4:30-6:30 pm.
Current Committee Members : Lisa Rivera Smith (Chair), Michelle Sarju, Vivian Song Maritz
2021-22 Committee Meeting Agendas and Materials
Please note: meeting agendas are posted at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting.