Two School Board positions up for election this year - learn more at upcoming informational meetings

February 22, 2017 - This fall, two of the five Mercer Island School Board seats will be up for election. This includes board positions 2 and 4. Board members are elected to four-year terms by Mercer Island voters.

Specific responsibilities of board members include, but are not limited to: systematically measuring the district’s attainment of Board Policy 2020; monitoring superintendent performance; setting district policy; adopting an annual operating budget; placing levies and bonds before voters; and ratifying contracts negotiated with the local bargaining unit.

The Board will present an overview of board governance for interested community members at meetings at 6 p.m. March 9 at Mercer Island City Hall and at noon March 29 in the MISD Board Room in the Administration Building, 4160 86th SE. Individuals who wish to run for one of the two seats up for election must file with King County Elections between May 15 and May 19. To run, an individual must be a registered voter living in Mercer Island. If more than two people file for a single position a primary election will take place.