Voting for SBE, ESD, and WSSDA elections runs October 1-16

Voting window for 2023

October 1 marks the opening of voting by school directors in elections for the boards of Educational Service Districts (ESDs), the State Board of Education (SBE), and the Washington State School Directors’ Association (WSSDA). Elected positions on some WSSDA committees are also up for…

Declare your candidacy by September 16

Candidate filing window

The candidate filing window is open for the State Board of Education, Educational Service District, and Washington State School Directors’ Association elections! The window will close at 5 p.m. on September 16. The filing form can be found on all of the elections pages,…

Call for Elections — SBE, ESD, and WSSDA


The candidate filing window for State Board of Education, Educational Service Districts, and Washington State School Directors’ Association elections opens September 1, 2023, and closes at 5 p.m. on September 16. Voting Electronic voting will take place from October 1, 2023 through October 16….

Free School Board Candidate Workshops in June

By the May 19 deadline, over 1300 people filed to run for a position on their local school board. Of those, the Washington State School Directors’ Association (WSSDA) was able to contact 911 of them by email to invite them to a free candidate workshop….

Last day to file for 2023 Elections

If you’re thinking of running for a school board, Friday, May 19 is the last day to file for the next round of elections. The Washington Secretary of State website provides all the information you’ll need. Why run? But why run for school board in the…

School Directors Electing Peers to WSSDA Leadership Positions

Vote now

Until midnight of October 16, school directors are voting in the Washington State School Directors’ Association’s (WSSDA’s) regional elections to fill positions on committees and the WSSDA board of directors. Open positions vary by region, but elected positions within WSSDA include: WSSDA Board Officers…

Final Slate Set for WSSDA Elections

final slate set for WSSDA elections

Voting in WSSDA’s elections will occur October 1-16, 2022. Voting is conducted via an anonymized, unique ballot link emailed to each public school director on file with WSSDA. If you’re a currently-seated public school board member, update your email address with WSSDA to ensure you receive a…

Filing Window Open for WSSDA Elections

call for elections

Visit to see what positions are open for your WSSDA Director Area and to access the filing form. If school directors would like to run for a position, the filing window closes at 5 p.m. on September 16.

WSSDA Has a New President-Elect Plus a Run-Off

Ron Mabry

Voting for the Washington State School Directors’ Association (WSSDA) board officers election concluded last Friday with members selecting Ron Mabry of the Kennewick School District as the next president-elect of WSSDA. “I look forward to working with everyone to promote this organization,” said Director…

Final List of WSSDA Board Officer Candidates

The final list of candidates for September’s WSSDA board officers election is now set. Voting will begin September 1 when school board members receive an email with their personal ballot link. To ensure participation, board members are encouraged to provide or update their emails by contacting WSSDA…