Regular Meetings (RM)
Regular meetings of the Kent School Board are held on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month and are open to the public.
- Location: Kent School District Administration Center Boardroom
- Address: 12033 SE 256th Street, Kent, WA 98031
- Time: 7:00 p.m.
Regular meetings are live-streamed and available on the Kent School District Board Meetings YouTube channel. Archived videos date back to September 2014.
Closed Executive Sessions
Closed executive sessions can be held by law only to discuss matters which require confidentiality and are not open to the public. Such issues include personnel action, student discipline, site acquisition, litigation, or employee negotiations. However, all formal actions resulting from these meetings are taken in public sessions.
Special Board Meetings and Work Sessions (WS)
Special meetings are open to the public and may be called by the president or a majority of the Board members to hold work-study sessions, meet deadlines, or attend to emergency situations. News media are notified 24 hours in advance of special meetings. In the event of an emergency involving fire, flood, earthquake, possible personal injury, or property damage, the Board may meet immediately and take official action without prior notification.
As of the 2018-2019 school year, work sessions are live-streamed and available on the Kent School District Board Meetings YouTube channel.
Agendas, Minutes & Policies
Agendas are available from the Superintendent’s Office or can be printed from any school office the Monday afternoon before the meeting or online at BoardDocs.
Meeting minutes and policies are accessible through the BoardDocs Site. To view meeting agendas, policies, from the BoardDocs website, click on the tabs at the top left of the page under the Kent School District logo.
The purpose of board meetings is for the Board to conduct its business in public, not to provide a public forum. The Board, however, does provide a period during the meeting when visitors may make formal presentations, seek clarification, discuss non-agenda items, and make presentations on agenda items.
When speaking to the board:
- Complete a blue card (available at the agenda table) with your name, address, and purpose. Give it to the Board secretary before the meeting begins.
- State your name and address at the start of your testimony. Identify the organization, if any, that you represent.
- Limit your remarks to three minutes.
Submit written material to the Superintendent's Office at least one week in advance of the meeting when providing board members with background information.
In addition to attending a board meeting, there are other ways to voice your opinion.
- Call the Superintendent's Office or members of your school board at (253) 373-7701.
- Write the Board or superintendent at 12033 SE 256th Street, A-200, Kent, WA 98031-6643.
The School Board, the District, and the community are partners and advocates for children and their education. To support this partnership, the School Board encourages community members to attend each month's board meetings. If questions and inquiries are made that require additional research, a response will be prepared and available within a week of the meeting.
Response to Community Questions
School board members are interested in hearing feedback, concerns, opinions and information. Board members can be contacted individually. Their contact information is available at Meet the School Board. Posted on this page are answers to specific questions asked at board meetings that do not involve employee complaints, specific student records, or require the board to bypass the KSD Public Records request process.
Recent Meeting Updates & Clarifications
December 12, 2018, Regular Board Meeting
In their closing comments Directors Hardy, Straus and Vengadasalam shared their comfort and validation of the capital fund transfer in the August 2018 financial report. After review of ledger information related to the capital fund transfer and speaking with our regional authority, Puget Sound ESD, it was confirmed the district did not violate RCW or WAC and did follow the OSPI accounting guidelines.
Kent School Board is committed to open meetings and providing the community with access to its deliberations and processes.
Current School Year
As of the 2018-2019 school year, regular meetings (RM) and work sessions (WS) are live-streamed. The videos can be viewed on this website (see the Watch Now section below) through August 2020 or on the Kent School District Board Meetings YouTube channel for many years to come.
Previous School Years
Prior to the 2018-2019 school year, only regular meetings were live-streamed. Videos from September 2014 to July 2019 are archived and available to view on the Kent School District Board Meetings YouTube channel.