Election Night on November 3 delivered four new members to Seattle’s School Board — Rick Burke, Jill Geary, Leslie Harris and Scott Pinkham. An engineer, a judge, a paralegal and a professor, all with children currently or recently in Seattle Public Schools, they bring a high caliber of professionalism and skills to the Board.
Their swearing-in ceremony will be held at the John Stanford Center on Tuesday December 1. Their first Board meeting will be Wednesday December 2. Look for their updated information on the district’s School Board Web page soon.
I look forward to working with them all.
Rick Burke – School Board Director-Elect for District II
Jill Geary – School Board Director-Elect for District III
Leslie Harris – School Board Director-Elect for District VI
Scott Pinkham – School Board Director-Elect for District I
An important general election is upon us! Please remember to get your ballot in the mail or into a drop box by the end of Tuesday November 3.
In addition to all 9 City Council seats, 4 out of 7 School Board seats are up for election this year. Three incumbents are leaving the board, one is running for reelection.
This election is important. It will determine the direction of the School Board at a time when our district is growing but our state continues to fail to meet its paramount duty of fully funding our schools (as reestablished by the McCleary State Supreme Court decision). Consequently, the district needs to prioritize and manage limited resources well and respond to the needs of our families. We need conscientious oversight to ensure that happens. This new board will also select the next superintendent.
So get your ballots in!