The Crescent School Board has been busy over the past year giving life and definition to a new five-year strategic plan, foremost among many projects. The board is being recognized as a "Board of Distinction 2019 for Excellence" in board governance as defined by the Washington State School Directors' Association (WSSDA).
This award was given to 34 out of 295 districts across the state, of which three were honored as Board of the Year (Mabton, Clover Park, and Riverside.) Crescent's board has certainly been diligent in meeting 2-3 times each month to provide guidance and direction for the district. The board recently passed two resolutions to seek renewals of the Educational Programs & Operations Levy (formerly known as the M&O levy) and the Capital Projects Levy. These resolutions authorize the county to put the levies on the February ballot to be put before Crescent district voters.
Crescent's board is made up of five members: Trisha Haggerty (board chair), Susan Hopper (vice-chair), Dara Peppard, and Ann Chang. The fifth seat, formerly held by Lee Evinger, is vacant and the board is seeking applicants to fill the remainder of the term (until December 2021), and hopefully beyond by running in the 2021 election. Applicants can pick up an application in the school office or download from the school's website. The board hopes to have the new board member seated at the January 23, 2020 board meeting.
Congratulations to the Crescent board members for their diligence and hard work on the district's behalf. We appreciate you!