The duties of a School Board member involve an average minimum of 18-20 hours per month to prepare for and attend board meetings and other functions, such as community meetings and graduation exercises. Every member of the Mercer Island School Board is asked to serve either on four additional district committees or on three additional district committees and in a board leadership role (president, vice president, or legislative representative).
Members are obligated to attend board meetings regularly. Whenever possible, each director is asked to give advance notice to the president or superintendent if they will be unable to attend a meeting. A majority of the board may excuse a director’s absence if requested. The board may declare a board member’s position vacant after four consecutive unexcused absences from regular board meetings.
Prospective candidates are encouraged to contact a member of the current School Board to learn more about what is involved.