School Board of Directors

The Franklin Pierce School Board, consists of five directors, elected by local residents to govern our school district. They are responsible for establishing school policies according to the laws of the federal and state government, the State Board of Education, and the State Superintendent of Public Instruction.
 

Director duties include setting the district vision and mission of education; establishing policy; adopting the annual budget; approving expenditures, personnel, curriculum, and courses of study; and deciding on school sites, building plans, and construction contracts.

In addition to elected directors, we are excited to announce three new student representatives who attend school board meetings, share information between the school board and their student peers, and provide student voice and advisory votes to the directors before board action is taken.

How Can I Get Involved?

Attend our meetings: You are welcome to attend board meetings to learn more about the work of our directors. 

Provide your feedback/comment to the directors:
  • Sign up to comment during the next regular board meeting
    • In-Person Attendees: Sign up at the check-in table upon arrival at the meeting location.
    • Online Zoom Attendees: Contact Kristin Holten at kholten@fpschools.org or 253‑298‑3010 by 3 p.m. the day prior to the meeting to submit written comments or receive instructions for commenting live using the Zoom video conference system.

What Happens at a Board Meeting?

Meetings are generally one of three types:
  • Regular meetings: scheduled according to FPS Board Policy 1400 and Procedure 1400P.
  • Special meetings: also called work sessions: scheduled in addition to regular meetings.
  • Emergency meetings: held when immediate action is required. 
Regular meetings are generally conducted in the following order:
  • Call to Order, Flag Salute, Establishment of a Quorum, Adoption of Agenda
  • Announcements and Communication
    Audience and community comments will be limited to two minutes per person.
    • In-Person Attendees: Sign up to comment at the check-in table upon arrival at the meeting location.
    • Online Zoom Attendees: Contact Kristin Holten at kholten@fpschools.org or 253‑298‑3010 by 3 p.m. the day prior to the meeting to submit written comments or receive instructions for commenting live using the Zoom webinar system.
  • Consent Agenda
  • Unfinished Business
  • New Business
  • Proposals
  • Information
  • Executive Session
  • Adjournment
 

Meet Our  Board of Directors! 

School Board Vice President

School Board President

Legislative Representative