About the Board

The Neah-Kah-Nie School District Board of Directors is comprised of seven elected members, from seven zones and serve four-year terms.  Board members are community volunteers and do not receive compensation for their work. Board members must reside in one of the seven zones elected by district voters.

The Board is the policy-making body of our school district.  It is responsible for providing an education program for students living within the District boundaries.  The major responsibilities of the school board are:

  • Employ and evaluate the Superintendent.
  • Engage stakeholders in developing and determining the vision of the District as presented in the Continuous Improvement Plan.
  • Establish policies that direct instruction and support programs.
  • Approve the annual budget.
  • Ensure that Board policies and priorities are implemented.
  • Communicate and engages with the community.
  • Recognizes staff and community contributions.
  • Recognize large contracts and agreements including those with employee groups.

Public Participation

If you would like to bring positive feedback, questions or concerns to the school board’s attention, there are a variety of ways your voice can be heard.  All board meetings are held both in person and virtually, to address the board during the public input portion of the meeting contact the Board Secretary, Kathie Sellars, by email at kathies@nknsd.org, or by phone at 503-355-3506 no later than noon the day of the board meeting. Members of the public who wish to address the board will be recognized in order of their notification to the board secretary.  You may send a letter to the school board at PO Box 28, Rockaway Beach, OR, 97136.  You may also contact the superintendent who will share your questions or concerns with the board.

Community engagement is a vital part of our school district’s success.  Community members who have feedback or concerns for the school district (regarding operations) or school board (regarding policy) are encouraged to contact the person closest to the situation first to have their issue addressed most effectively and efficiently.

When addressing the board, please state your full name and where you live.

  • Please limit your comments to three minutes.
  • Be respectful of the Board when speaking.
  • Be ready to respond to questions from the board if asked.
  • Address your comments to the board members; not the audience.
  • Do not address questions to the board.  The board’s goal for the public comment period is to hear your concerns, comments and opinions.
  • The board will not hear complaints concerning individual District personnel.
Kathie Sellars
Administrative Assistant to the
Superintendent and Board of Directors