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

    The following committees are still seeking applicants for terms beginning July 1, 2019  and will be accepting applications until the positions are filled. Most terms are two years, however student terms will be one year and will begin on July 1, 2019 and end on June 30, 2020. 

    Career and Technical Education (CTE) Advisory Technical Skills Committee and Council on Career and Technical Education Meets periodically, generally quarterly

    The CTE Advisory Technical Skills Committee and Council on Career and Technical Education assist the District in developing and implementing CTE programs, and make recommendations to the Superintendent to establish a cooperative mechanism for local business and industry to support the instruction, facilities, and equipment necessary for the programs, and to help secure employment for students who complete the programs. 

    • WCSD CTE High School Student
    • Professional who works in the area of agriculture or natural resources

    Audit Committee - Meets periodically, generally monthly 

     As a committee to the Board of Trustees, the function of the Audit Committee is to assist the Trustees in fulfilling their oversight responsibilities related to the District's financial and other reporting obligations, internal control processes, and compliance with laws, regulations and ethics. 

    • Community member with a background in business, finance, auditing or the law

    School Naming Committee - Meets periodically,  generally monthly 

    The School Naming Committee makes recommendations related to the naming of new schools. The committee is seeking to fill the following seat for a one-year term ending June 30, 2020:

    • WCSD High School Student 

    Zoning Advisory Committee - Meets periodically, generally monthly 

    The Zoning Advisory Committee makes recommendations on school attendance zones to the Superintendent and Board of Trustees 

    • WCSD Education Support Professional 



How Do I Apply?

  • To apply for a general seat, please submit your application by clicking here. 

    To apply for a student seat, please submit your online application by clicking here. 

    Once applications are received, individuals who meet the requirements will be contacted for next steps in the process. Ultimately, the Board of Trustees will approve your appointment sometime before June 30, 2019. 

    If you have any questions, please email committees@washoeschools.net

    If you are not interested in any current openings, but would like to be considered for future openings, please fill out the general interest form