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Celebrating School Board Appreciation Month

By proclamation of the governor, January is School Board Recognition Month. It’s a great time to recognize our elected community members who selflessly give their time and energy in support of high-quality public schooling for our youth. School board members in North Beach School District are entrusted by this community with responsibility for an annual budget of over $11.7 million, 735 students, 75 employees and three buildings.

North Beach School District School Board with Superintendent

School boards are charged with making decisions that can sometimes be quite difficult, or require sifting through a great deal of information. They also bear responsibility for developing a vision that will guide the school district for years to come. Through collaboration as a team, and with school district staff, their governance and advocacy are building the future of education in Washington state.

This January, we’re encouraging all members of the North Beach community to thank a board member for volunteering their time and playing a critical civic role that helps form the bedrock of our democracy—public education. As a crucial bridge between the local community and the school district, their efforts are instrumental in helping all of us realize the hopes and dreams we have for the children of our community.

The men and women serving North Beach School District and their years of service are:

Jane Harnagy, 3 yrs - President

Jessica Iliff, 3 yrs - Vice-President

Linda Poplin, 15 yrs - WIAA Representative

Catherine Peterson, 3 yrs - Legislative Representative

Dr. Robert Schneider, 1 yr

For more information about the North Beach School Board, visit