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The Roll of Honor recognizes accomplishments, achievements, awards and other notable activities of and by students, staff and educators, presented by Sumner School Board Superintendent, Dr. Sara Johnson.

At the January 14 board meeting the School Board recognized the Sumner School District Board of Directors.

January is School Board Recognition Month in the state of Washington, a declaration that coincides with a nationwide effort to honor and underscore the important role of elected school board members in public education and student achievement. 

This year marks the 20th year of the annual observance initiated by the National School Boards Association in 1995. 

We encourage parents, students and educators to recognize the dedication and hard work of our school board members in preparing our students for a successful future.  As local decision-makers, they are creating schools that meet high education standards and serve our community.  With leadership from our school board, the Sumner School District provides an excellent education for our students and contributes to the quality of life in our communities. The Sumner School Board oversees an annual budget of $93 million, supporting nearly 9000 students in grades Pre-K through 12. 

The Sumner School Board consists of five members elected by the voters of the District.  The School Board’s five Directors are elected from five separate areas within the District to serve four-year terms. 

This month’s roll of honor recognizes the Sumner School District Board of Directors:

  • Casey Chamberlain, President, Director District 4
    Erin Markquart, Vice President, Director District 5
    Deb Norris, Legislative Representative, Director District 1
    Richard Hendricks, Director District 3
    Paul Bucich, Director District 2

As part of the annual reorganization the Board elected officers for 2015, with Casey Chamberlain serving as President and Erin Markquart as Vice President.

The Board of Directors governs the Sumner School District setting school and District policies within the guidelines of the law and the State Board of Education.  School Directors are responsible for:

  • Evaluating progress toward District goals stated in the strategic plan.
  • Providing fiscal oversight through budget approval and monitoring.
  • Adopting District instructional programs.
  • Approving personnel actions and collective bargaining agreements.
  • Serving as a liaison between families, schools and community.

(Pictured from left to right: Casey Chamberlain, Board President; Deb Norris; Erin Markquart, Vice President; and Paul Bucich. Not pictured: Rick Hendricks)



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