Hockinson School District 3 position now open

Dave Olson (center) is shown here with Hockinson students in the Fall of 2022. Photo courtesy Hockinson School District
Dave Olson (center) is shown here with Hockinson students in the Fall of 2022. Photo courtesy Hockinson School District

Long-time Board Member Dave Olson resigns

Long-time Hockinson School Board member Dave Olson resigned from the Board at the April 24, 2023 Regular Meeting. In a letter to fellow Board members Olson, who joined the School Board in August 2005, thanked past and present Board members and Superintendents for their commitment and collaboration and expressed pride in the “Board’s oversight of the district’s finances and planning facilities for future growth.” 

Olson wrote that he was also pleased “that the HSD is still a place that draws families to a community where they and their students feel welcome.”

Hockinson School District is now seeking qualified applicants to fill the vacancy for District 3 Director. A Director plays a critical role in:

  • Representing their community and respective districts;
  • Setting the vision, mission, and strategic goals for the district;
  • Reviewing, revising, and adopting policies;
  • Adoption and oversight of the budget;
  • Monitoring the district’s progress toward its goals.

All of these responsibilities have a direct impact on the quality of education provided to Hockinson’s students. 

Interested applicants must complete an application (found on the website) and letter of interest. Letters should be submitted via email to Julie Paso, Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent and School Board at julie.paso@hocksd.org or in person to the district office at 17912 NE Brush Prairie, WA 98606. The letter must be received by 4 p.m. on Friday, May 5. 

Selected candidates will be interviewed at the School Board’s Work Session on Monday, May 8. The candidate appointed to the Board will serve May 29, 2023 – Dec. 11, 2023.

Criteria considered in the selection process include:

  • Interest in the District as demonstrated by recent involvement in District activities and knowledge of the school system;
  • Background experience that contributes to the Board of Directors deliberations and decisions;
  • Ability and willingness to commit necessary time to be spent on Board activities and meetings.

To qualify for appointment, in accordance with Board policy, candidates must be:

  • A citizen of the United States;
  • A registered voter in Washington State; 
  • In good legal standing;
  • Free of conflicts of interest (Board Policy 1611);
  • A resident in District #3.

Selection Process:

  • Completed application and letter of interest submitted in a timely manner;
  • Qualifications of applicants verified by the HSD District Office;
  • Review of applicants by Board Chair and appointed Board member, narrowing the field to three or fewer finalists;
  • Interview of finalists;
  • Appointment by the HSD Board of Directors.

Information provided by Hockinson School District.

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