Our Board of Directors at Work
The Peninsula School District Board of Directors consists of five directors, elected by residents to govern the school district. Board members include:
Director - District 1
Marcia Harris, President
Director - District 2
Director - District 3
Director - District 4
Leslie Harbaugh, Vice President
Director - District 5
In governing the district, the board works with the superintendent and district administrators to make decisions regarding a number of matters, including bond and levy elections, budget adoption, facilities, curriculum adoption, fiscal planning and oversight, employee relations, and transportation. They establish district policies according to the laws of the federal and state governments, the State Board of Education, and the State Superintendent of Public Instruction.
While the board is ultimately responsible for setting policy, it employs a professional staff of administrators to implement policies and manage the day-to-day functions in the district. The staff is led by the superintendent, who carries out the board’s vision and direction.
The board’s governance responsibilities fall into four major areas:
Vision - The board focuses the work of the district and community on student achievement through a comprehensive strategic planning process.
Structure - The board governs the district through prudent financial planning and oversight and diligent and innovative policy making.
Accountability - The board infuses all district programs and crucial policies with specific goals and a process for evaluating, reporting and recommending improvements.
Advocacy - The board champions public education at the local, state and federal levels.
The Board recognizes the value of public comment on district issues and the importance of involving members of the public in its meetings. In order to permit fair and orderly expression of such comment, the Board will provide time for public comment during each regular monthly Board meeting.
Audience members at a meeting wishing to speak to the Board concerning an item on the action agenda are asked to identify themselves for the record before addressing the Board. In the interest of fairness, there is a three-minute time limit.