Kittitas School District’s Board of Directors empowers a professional staff of administrators led by a strong superintendent of schools to carry out the district’s daily functions and pursue its short and long-range goals. 

Parents and citizens are encouraged to attend school board meetings held in the district office boardroom.   Please view the board meeting calendar for all regular and special board meetings.

Meeting Agenda and Minutes

Mike Lowe, Chairman - Position #3

Billy Fekkes, Chairman - Position #2

Mark Crowley, Chairman - Position #4

Chad Johnson, WIAA Representative - Position #1

Jerry Lael, Vice Chairman - Position #5

School Board Vacancy Information


The Kittitas School District is seeking candidates for the District 4 board of directors’ seat declared vacant at a regular board meeting held on September 21, 2022. The term of the board seat expires in concordance with the November 2025 election. Qualified candidates may apply directly with the Kittitas School District, or a member of the public may nominate them. Once the screening and interview process is complete, the successful candidate will fill the position immediately upon appointment by the Board of Directors.

Candidate Requirements:

The Board of Directors is seeking candidates interested in working together to provide a quality education for our students. Candidates must meet the following requirements:

  1. the candidate must be a United States citizen,

  2. must live in the State of Washington, and

  3. must be a registered voter residing in District 4.


Candidates must submit the following information to the District Office located at 601 N. Pierce St., Kittitas, WA, no later than 4:00 p.m. on October 7, 2022:

  1. letter of interest,

  2. biographical overview, and

  3. statement outlining their reasons for serving as a Kittitas School District Board of Directors

Note: The District does not use an application form for this position.


September 26 - October 7 Advertise Vacant Position

October 7, 2022 Position Closes

October 10, 2022 Review Applicants

October 17, 2022 Public Interviews of Selected Applicants

October 26, 2022 Board Appoints New Board of Director

For additional information, please contact Superintendent Angela Von Essen at (509) 955-3120.