Who Can Be on a Committee?

  • The Board of Trustees supports the use of committees to advise the Board and provide a perspective which may differ from that of staff regarding educational programs, safety, operations, financial reporting, maintenance, and supporting services. The work of committees helps to ensure programs and other services are relevant to address current standards; meet the needs of students and parents/guardians; and have appropriate resources to support high quality student outcomes.

    The Washoe County School District is always looking for individuals to serve as a member of one of the committees of the Board of Trustees or Superintendent. Most committees are open to members of the general public; some have geographic requirements or openings for parents, students, and staff. Committee terms are typically two years and expire each summer. If you have the time to volunteer and are passionate about making a difference in the school district, than we want to hear from you. See below for specific committee openings.

Committees Currently Seeking Applicants

  • Zoning Advisory Committee – Meets periodically, generally monthly

    The Zoning Advisory Committee makes recommendations on school attendance zones to the Superintendent and Board of Trustees. The Committee is seeking to fill the following vacated seat for the term ending June 30, 2022:

    • One at-large position

    For information about this committee, visit the Zoning Advisory Committee website. 


    School Naming Committee – Meets monthly, generally on first Wednesday of the month

    The School Naming Committee selects and makes recommendations to the Board of Trustees regarding proposed names of new schools and, when appropriate, the renaming of an existing school. Naming and renaming efforts are conducted as a cooperative effort between the District, the involved school(s), and the community. The committee takes nominations and rankings from the public for each school and then narrow down to a set of names to recommend to the Board of Trustees. Ultimately, the Board of Trustees makes final decisions about the names of schools. 

    • Seeking prospective representatives of Zone B, Zone D, and Zone F. (These zones correspond to Trustee districts.) For more information about zones/districts, visit https://www.washoeschools.net/Page/518

    For information about this committee, visit the School Naming Committee website. 


    Capital Funding Protection Committee and Oversight Panel for School Facilities, Meet every other month  

    The Capital Funding Protection Committee and Oversight Panel for School Facilities make recommendations related to the oversight of capital expenditures for the acquisition, construction, repair, and revitalization of schools.

    The Committee is seeking to fill the following seat for terms ending June 30, 2022:

    • Community member who works in the Public Works industry


How Do I Apply?

  • To apply, please submit an online application here. 

    Once applications are received, individuals who meet the requirements will be contacted for next steps in the process. Ultimately, the Board of Trustees or Superintendent, as applicable to the committee, approves the appointment.