Elections: board filing period May 17-21

May 17, 2021 rsanders

Elections: Board member filing period May 17-21

People interested in running for one of three Battle Ground Public Schools Board of Director seats on the November General Election ballot are invited to submit their application during candidate filing week, which runs from May 17-21, 2021.

Battle Ground Public Schools are governed by a five-person elected Board of Directors. They serve four-year terms, with three of the terms expiring in a given odd-numbered year and the other two expiring in the next odd-numbered year to ensure experience and continuity on the Board.

This year, the three Board of Director seats on the ballot in November are:

  • Director, District 1 – Incumbent, Mary Snitily
  • Director, District 3 – Incumbent, Troy McCoy
  • Director, District 5 – Incumbent, Jackie Maddux

Candidates must be at least 18 years old, reside in the district for which they are filing and be a registered voter at the time of filing. For seats with three or more candidates, a top-two primary election on Aug. 3, 2021 will determine which candidates appear on the Nov. 2 General Election ballot.

Time commitment

Board members are expected to attend regular meetings on the second and fourth Mondays of most months at 6 p.m., as well as special meetings and work sessions. Directors also participate in committees related to education and attend many school events throughout the year. Directors typically devote about 10 hours per week to board activities.

Resources

Battle Ground Public Schools Director Information

Serving on your local school board (Washington State School Directors’ Association)

Washington School Board Standards (Washington State School Directors’ Association)

For New School Directors (Washington State School Directors’ Association)

Candidate filing options

clark.wa.gov/elections

Online: candidate filing login
Link will be active from 9 a.m. Monday, May 17 through 4 p.m. Friday, May 21

By mail: Clark County Elections, PO Box 8815, Vancouver, WA 98666
Mail filings accepted starting May 3 through May 21

In person: 1408 Franklin Street, Vancouver, WA 98660
In-person filings began at 8 a.m. on Monday, May 17 and run through 5 p.m. Friday, May 21

Which district do I live in?

Determine your Director District

You can use the Clark County Property Information Center to determine the Director District in which you reside:

  1. Type your address in the Street Address field and click Search.
  2. Click MapsOnline (located after the Property Identification Number).
  3. Hover over Find Layer in the top right corner and type “school district board director area” in the Search for Layer bar that pops up.
  4. Click School District Board Director Area.
  5. In the Administrative Boundaries menu on the left, click the plus symbol next to School and then check School District Board Director District.
  6. You may have to zoom out (click the minus button in the lower right corner of the map) to see your director district.

District 1 encompasses the northeast corner of Clark County. District 1 runs south from Yale and Merwin lakes to NE Lucia Falls and NE Sunset Falls roads. The western edge runs along NE 72nd Avenue and NE Gable Avenue and the eastern edge runs along the school district border.

This is a general description. Candidates need to verify their district of residence.

District 3 encompasses west Battle Ground. District 3 runs west from Parkway Avenue to NE 50th Avenue. The southern edge runs along SW Eaton Boulevard to NE 92nd Avenue and then along Highway 502 to NE 30th and NE 50th avenues. The northern edge generally follows the East Fork of the Lewis River.

This is a general description. Candidates need to verify their district of residence.

District 5 runs south from W. Main Street to Padden Parkway. The eastern edge runs along NE 92nd Avenue and NE 87th Avenue and the western edge runs along the school district border.

This is a general description. Candidates need to verify their district of residence.

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