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Online Primary Voters' Pamphlet, August 6, 2013
Rochester School District No. 401 - School Board Director, District No. 1

School Districts - Thurston County is divided into nine separate school districts, each governed by a five-member board. The board’s responsibilities include: budget, policy development, curriculum approval, planning, and communications. School board directors delegate authority for day-to-day functions to professional staff; however, they may never delegate ultimate responsibility. Board members are elected in a nonpartisan general election by voters within that school district. They receive no salary. A board may approve a per diem compensation for its members for attending board meetings. In most districts, candidates must reside in the subdistrict for which they are seeking office. All candidates are elected by the voters of the entire school district.

All school district positions are nonpartisan.

  Only voters residing within the Rochester School District will vote on this position.
Statements are written by the candidates, who are solely responsible for the contents therein.
Michael Langer 12938 Hunter Rd SW, Rochester, WA 98579, (360) 273-8143,
Michael Langer

I have lived within the Rochester School District for 24 years. My wife Kelli and I have 4 children, two alumni and two current students.

I was raised on a family farm in the Willapa Valley, and earned my Bachelor’s Degree from Central Washington University in 1986. I have 27 years of experience managing prevention and treatment programs with the Washington State Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery.

My interests in serving on the Rochester School Board include supporting creative strategies to increase on-time graduation rates in our School District as well as promoting strong partnerships between our schools, community, students, and their families. Efficient use of limited resources is critical, while balancing the need for strong student support services, extra-curricular activities and academics. I believe all students, including those with special needs and high academic capacities, deserve opportunities to thrive within our local district.

Ballots will begin arriving October 17, 2013. If you have not received your ballot by October 24,
contact our office immediately.

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