School Board

Ellensburg School District Board Members Group Photo
MEETING INFORMATION

The Board of Directors meet for their "Regular Board Meetings" on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday's of each month; and for their "Study Sessions" on Monday's prior to the Regular Board Meeting. It is the practice of the Board to cancel their Study Sessions and Regular Board Meetings that conflict with the Thanksgiving Holiday, and the District's winter and spring breaks. Notice of Special Meetings will be posted on the District Calendar.

Effective per Board action taken on June 28, 2017 - the Regular Board Meetings begin at 6:00 pm and are held in the Ellensburg City Council Chambers, 501 N Anderson Street, Ellensburg WA 98926. These meetings are televised live courtesy of Channel 2, Ellensburg Community Television, and Charter Cable Channel 191. The Study Sessions begin at 5:30 pm and are held at the District Office Conference Room, 1300 East 3rd Avenue, Ellensburg WA 98926 unless otherwise posted.

The public is invited to attend the School Board meetings. All meeting agenda and minutes can be found here.

For further information about the School Board meetings, please contact Matthew Cziske, Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent, by telephone at 925-8010; or by email at Matthew.Cziske@esd401.org

School Board Policies

The Ellensburg School District Board of Directors utilizes BoardDocs for policy and procedure management. Please visit the Ellensburg School District Board of Directors BoardDocs platform to view the most current policies and procedures.

School Board Announcements


The Ellensburg School District Board of Directors will hold a Regular School Board Meeting on Wednesday, February 13, 2019 beginning beginning at 6:00 PM at City Council Chambers, 501 N Anderson Street, Ellensburg, WA 98926.

These agendas can be viewed at:

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The Ellensburg School District Board of Directors Study Session School Board Meeting scheduled for Monday February 11, 2019 has been cancelled.

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The Ellensburg School District Board of Directors will hold a Study Session School Board Meeting on Monday January 28, 2019 beginning at 5:30 PM at the Ellensburg School District Office, 1300 East 3rd Avenue, Ellensburg WA 98926

The agenda can be viewed at:

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The Ellensburg School District Board of Directors will hold a Study Session on Wednesday January 23rd at 5:30 PM at Ellensburg High School
1203 E Capital Avenue, Ellensburg, WA,98926

These agendas can be viewed at:

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The Ellensburg School District Board of Directors will hold a Board Retreat on Monday January 14th at 8:30 AM at the Kittitas County Fire Station, 400 E. Mtn View Ave Ellensburg, WA,98926

These agendas can be viewed at:

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The Ellensburg School District Board of Directors will hold a Study Session School Board Meeting on Monday, January 7, 2019 beginning at 5:30 PM at Morgan Middle School, 400 E 1st Avenue, Ellensburg WA 98926

These agendas can be viewed at:

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The Ellensburg School District Board of Directors will hold a Regular School Board Meeting on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 beginning beginning at 6:00 PM at City Council Chambers, 501 N Anderson Street, Ellensburg, WA 98926.

These agendas can be viewed at:

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The Ellensburg School District Board of Directors will hold a Special Session School Board Meeting on Monday, December 10, 2018 beginning at 11:30 AM at Ellensburg School District Office, 1300 East 3rd Avenue, Ellensburg WA 98926

The agenda can be viewed at:

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The Ellensburg School District Board of Directors will hold a Study Session School Board Meeting on Monday, December 10, 2018 beginning at 5:30 PM at Morgan Middle School, 400 E 1st Avenue, Ellensburg WA 98926

The agenda can be viewed at:

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The Ellensburg School District Board of Directors will hold a Regular School Board Meeting on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 beginning beginning at 6:00 PM at City Council Chambers, 501 N Anderson Street, Ellensburg, WA 98926.

The agenda can be viewed at:

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The Ellensburg School District Board of Directors will hold a Special School Board Meeting on Wednesday 28, 2018 beginning at 7:00 PM at Ellensburg School District Office, 1300 East 3rd Avenue, Ellensburg WA 98926

The agenda can be viewed at:

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The Ellensburg School District Board of Directors will hold a Regular School Board Meeting on Wednesday, November 7, 2018 beginning at 6:00 PM at City Council Chambers, 501 N Anderson Street, Ellensburg, WA 98926.

The agenda can be viewed at:

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The Ellensburg School District Board of Directors will hold a Study Session School Board Meeting on Monday November 5, 2018 beginning at 5:30 PM at Morgan Middle School Library, 400 E. First Street, Ellensburg WA 98926.

The agenda can be viewed at:

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The Ellensburg School District Board of Directors will hold a Study Session School Board Meeting on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 beginning at 6:00 PM at Mount Stuart Elementary School, 705 West 15th Avenue, Ellensburg WA 98926

The agenda can be viewed at:

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The Ellensburg School District Board of Directors will hold a Regular School Board Meeting on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 beginning beginning at 6:00 PM at City Council Chambers, 501 N Anderson Street, Ellensburg, WA 98926.

The agenda can be viewed at:

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The Ellensburg School District Board of Directors will hold a Study Session School Board Meeting on Monday, October 8, 2018 beginning at 5:30 PM at Ellensburg School District Office, 1300 East 3rd Avenue, Ellensburg WA 98926

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Form

Ellensburg School Board Mission, Vision, Beliefs and Values for a Superintendent

Mission

We want a superintendent who will inspire success, confidence and hope in each employee and student. We are looking for someone who will encourage all stakeholders to help the district empower each student to reach their maximum potential and realize their opportunity of choice.

Vision

We want a superintendent who to shares our vision, which is:

  • Every student will be inspired, challenged and cared for by exceptional educators.
  • Your family is welcomed, respected and valued by our exceptional schools.
  • Our community is united, strengthened and prepared for an exceptional future.
  • The school district works as a team with staff, families and the community.

Beliefs

We want our superintendent to believe that:

  • People are our most important resource.
  • Our district is a community-centered district.
  • A passion for learning is essential for success.
  • Each learner must have an opportunity to reach his/her own potential.
  • Our district puts learners first.

Values

We want a superintendent who knows our values are the foundation of our relationships with students, parents and each other; and that together we create a safe, positive climate for learning and working. We value:

  • Compassion and kindness towards all members of our community.
  • Collaboration and welcoming the contributions of others for a common purpose.
  • Honesty, integrity and transparency in words and actions.
  • Fair, equitable and inclusive treatment of everyone.
  • Treating others, ourselves and our environment with high regard and value.
  • Being accountable and reliable in actions and commitments.
  • A civil and respectful work environment.
  • Fiscal Stewardship.

Dan Shissler

Board President - Jennifer Hackett


Board Vice-President and Legislative Representative - Jonathan Leonard

Board Member - Tosha Woods (image coming)

Board Member - Meg Ludlum