• School Board 

    Bob Hennessey
    Director
    Position #1
    Term: 11/19-11/23
    23402 107th Ave SW
    Vashon, WA 98070
    206 463-1931
    bhennessey@vashonsd.org

    Rheagan Sparks - Board Chair
    Director
    Position #2 
    Term: 11/17-11/21
    17824 115th Avenue S.W.
    Vashon, WA 98070
    206-790-2215
    rsparks@vashonsd.org

     
    Zabette Macomber 
    Director
    Position #3
    Term: 11/19 - 11/23
    12803 SW 236th Street
    Vashon, WA  98070
     
    Spring Hecht - Board Vice Chair
    Director
    Position #4
    Term: 11/17-11/21
    25800 76th Ave SW
    Vashon, WA 98070
    206-850-5575
     
    Toby Holmes
    Director
    Position #5
    Term: 11/19 - 11/23
    23013 107th Ave SW
    Vashon, WA 98070
    206-408-7234 
    tholmes@vashonsd.org

      

     

     
     
     

    How To Work With The School Board 
     

    Leadership Team Roles

    School Board

    Superintendent

    Governs (guides & directs)

    Manages (administers and operates)

    Decides What

    Decides How

    Requests Information

    Seeks & Provides Information

    Considers Issues

    Provides Recommendations

    Creates, Reviews & Adopts Policy

    Recommends & Carries Out Policy

    Approves and Reviews Plans

    Recommends & Implements Plans

    Monitors Progress

    Reports Progress

    Contracts with Personnel

    Supervises Hiring Process & Practices

    Approves Evaluation Criteria & Procedures

    Supervises & Evaluates Personnel

    Approves & Reviews Budget

    Formulates and Manages Budget

    Represents Public Interests

    Acts in Public Interest

    Source:  Washington State School Directors Association

     

    The school board is made up of five volunteers who have been elected to guide and direct the school district. As elected representatives, the board is responsible for collecting input from the community. How do you make your school board work for you? To understand how best to work with your school board, it’s important to understand what the board does and doesn't do. A school board’s main role is to set direction and establish goals for the district. Members of the school board are responsible for governing, while the superintendent and his administrative staff are responsible for managing. The superintendent’s role is to implement and administer the direction set by the school board. Together, the two make up the leadership team for the district.  

    There are many ways to make sure your interests are represented, including through letters, email, and school board meetings. The school board typically meets on the second and fourth Thursday of each month beginning at 7 p.m. Chautauqua Elementary School conference room on the second floor.  Occasionally, this schedule will change due to school breaks so it is best to check meeting dates and agendas on the website before you attend a meeting.  

    School board meetings are open to the public, with the exception of executive sessions dealing with certain sensitive issues such as real estate transactions, personnel issues or student and employee appeals. The agenda for board meetings is set by the board chair and vice-chair, who consider all requests made in writing received at least twelve days prior to the next meeting. The agenda and board packet are posted on the meetings and agenda section of the district website on the Monday prior to the Thursday board meeting.   Hard copies of documents are available for review in the district office. 

    Time is set aside near the beginning of each board meeting for community members to speak to the board for three minutes. We welcome and consider all public comments. 

    In addition to providing a forum for community members to make comments and raise issues to the Board, our meetings are working sessions because they are the only time the five members of the board can legally talk about issues as a group. So the discussion and debate among the five members which you see is always free and open and sometimes untidy. That’s representative democracy. 

    Letters and e-mail are effective ways to make your views known. Email addresses of school board members are listed above, you may also email the entire Board at:  vashonschoolboard@vashonsd.org  Letters should be addressed to the board chair who will see that all five board members receive a copy.  The mailing address for written correspondence:  Board Chair, Vashon School District, PO Box 547, Vashon, WA 98070-0547. 

     

  • Meeting Dates

    Board of Directors Meeting Dates July 2020-August 2021
    All Meetings 7:00 pm @ Chautauqua Elementary School, District Conference Center, Room 302 unless otherwise noticed.

    July 23, 2020
    August 13, 2020
    August 27, 2020
    September 10, 2020
    September 24, 2020
    October 8, 2020
    October 22, 2020
    November 12, 2020
    December 10, 2020
    January 14, 2021
    January 28, 2021
    February 11, 2021
    (February 25, 2021 Optional Meeting)
    March 11, 2021
    March 25, 2021
    April 22, 2021
    May 13, 2021
    May 27, 2021
    June 10, 2021
    June 24, 2021
    July 22, 2021
    August 26, 2021
    (August 12, 2021 Optional Meeting)