Mercer Island schools news in brief

Board positions available; biology symposium

  • Friday, March 1, 2019 8:46am
  • News

Board positions up for election

In November, three of the five Mercer Island School Board seats will be up for election — positions 1, 3 and 5. School board directors are elected to four-year terms by Mercer Island voters.

Specific responsibilities of board members include systematically measuring the district’s compliance with Board Policy 2020, monitoring the superintendent’s performance, setting district policy, adopting an annual operating budget, placing levies and bonds before voters, and ratifying contracts negotiated with the local bargaining unit.

The board will present an overview of board governance for interested community members at special informational meetings. The first will be held at noon on March 5 in the school district’s board room, Administration Building, 4160 86th SE.

The second will be held at 7 p.m. on March 14 in the city council chambers at Mercer Island City Hall, 9611 SE 36th St.

Individuals who wish to run for one of the three seats up for election must file with King County Elections between May 13 and May 17. To run, an individual must be a registered voter living in Mercer Island. If more than two people file for a single position a primary election will take place in August.

March 5 biology symposium

The community is invited to attend the Mercer Island High School Biology Symposium, an event where all the MIHS Biology students — about 400 students — present posters on various projects they have been working on in class. The symposium will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. March 5 in the commons at the school. This year’s topics ranging from brain function, future technologies to saving the environment and the behavior of single-celled organisms to functional artificial neural networks.


In consideration of how we voice our opinions in the modern world, we’ve closed comments on our websites. We value the opinions of our readers and we encourage you to keep the conversation going.

Please feel free to share your story tips by emailing editor@mi-reporter.com.

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website https://www.mi-reporter.com/submit-letter/. Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) We reserve the right to edit letters, but if you keep yours to 300 words or less, we won’t ask you to shorten it.

[flipp]

More in News

Mercer Island police car. File photo.
Taylor Swift CD stolen; Baja Blast, cake and cigarettes swiped at Chevron | Police blotter

A sampling from the most recent Mercer Island police blotter.

Stock image
Campgrounds to reopen in 22 Washington counties

Campgrounds in counties actively in Phase 2 of the reopening plan will begin to welcome visitors June 1, state says.

King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht. FILE PHOTO
King County sheriff releases message about Minneapolis Police officer

Mitzi Johanknecht calls video of officer kneeling on neck of George Floyd ‘heartbreaking and disturbing’

How is COVID-19 affecting Mercer Island?

A new King County data dashboard shows city-specific case rates, unemployment numbers and more.

File photo of construction near North Bend on Aug. 16. Sound Publishing file photo
                                File photo of construction near North Bend on Aug. 16. Sound Publishing file photo
Rural King County mayors want state to let them enter Phase 2

Mayors cite heavy economic damage from prolonged shutdown.

New dashboard shows how far along King County is to meeting Phase II metrics

The county has met more than half its goals, but the ones it hasn’t met are critical in determining how many people are still being infected, and how quickly people are being tested.

Most Read