As an alum, School Board Director Leaha Boser had a special connection to the Lakewood community. She saw an opportunity to give back to that community when a Board position opened in 2019, and she decided to apply.
During her last meeting on November 1, her fellow board members pointed to her big heart and passion for doing what is best for kids. Board member Dana Krueger said Boser has led positive changes in the district, especially around her passion for making sure kids are fed and increasing school food options at mealtimes.
Boser says one of her most memorable moments on the board was at the beginning of the pandemic, when the district swiftly put together Meals on the Bus to make sure students were fed, even if they weren’t in school. “Kids got access to food and our staff were able to help and stay involved with kids,” Boser said. She was also proud of the board’s commitment to getting kids back to in-person school, and the district’s status of being the first in the county to bring students back in-person.
Boser has three children in the district and is looking forward to spending more time helping her elementary-age son who has autism. She is optimistic about the direction of the district. “Everyone is so positive and there are lots of great things going on,” she said. “I think the people on the Board have what’s best for kids in their hearts. With that, our district will definitely go far.”
In accordance with RCW49.60, the Lakewood School District does not discriminate in employment and schools. The Lakewood School District provides Equal Educational and Employment Opportunity without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, sex, handicap/disability, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, religion, age, veteran or military status, use of a trained dog to guide or service animal by a person with a disability, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and designated youth groups. The district complies with all applicable state and federal laws and regulations to include, but not limited to, Title IX, Title VI of the Civil Rights Acts, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, RCW 49.60 “The Law Against Discrimination,” and RCW 28A.640 “Sex Equity,” and covers, but is not limited to, all district programs, courses, activities, including extracurricular activities, services, access to facilities, etc. Inquiries regarding compliance procedures should be directed to Lakewood School District, 17110 16th Drive NE, Marysville, WA 98271, Attention: Title IX and Civil Rights Officer, Timothy Haines, 360-652-4500, email@example.com or ADA Compliance Officer and Section 504 Compliance Officer, Lissan Wipfli, 360-652-4500, firstname.lastname@example.org.