Board Officer Elections
WSSDA bylaws state that the WSSDA Board will have four officers who serve one-year terms: president, president-elect, vice president, and immediate past president. The vice president is elected from the east side of the Cascade mountains in even-numbered years and from the west side of the Cascades in odd-numbered years. A school director cannot simultaneously serve as a board officer and as a statewide elected official or member of the state Legislature. If an officer seat becomes vacant for any reason, a special election is held.
The cycle generally begins in late spring with a call from the WSSDA Nominating Committee for people interested in becoming candidates. The committee conducts interviews and identifies individuals that are well qualified to become candidates. Those candidates are referred to as a "committee nominee." Then, voting runs for about one month, mostly in September. All of Washington's school directors are eligible to vote.