Welcome to Port Townsend School District
Learning Through a Sense of Place

Message from Superintendent Polm regarding school board elections.

Dear Port Townsend Community, 

The recent election results are not yet final, but at this time the Port Townsend Schools will have two new school board members beginning in December.  Doug Ross is the apparent winner of this year’s Port Townsend School Board contested election for District Position 3.   As of November 15, Doug Ross has received 3,303 votes (60.12%) compared to Jim Sherwood’s 2,191 votes (39.88%). He will replace Keith White, who decided not to seek re-election. 

Also new to the Port Townsend School Board is Jeff Taylor, who ran unopposed for District Director Position 2.  He will replace Laura Tucker, who decided not to seek re-election.  Incumbent Nathanael O'Hara ran unopposed for At Large Director Position 5 and will continue to serve in that position. 

Together with directors Connie Welch and Jennifer James-Wilson, they will constitute a governing board tasked with providing vision, accountability, and advocacy for the students here in Port Townsend.  School Board members are volunteers who serve our community tirelessly in an effort to provide the highest quality education possible for students.

Special thanks to the service of outgoing board members Laura Tucker and Keith White who leave the board after the November 18 regular business meeting.  Also, thanks to Jim Sherwood for offering his service and entering the political arena as a candidate.  

The Jefferson County Auditor’s Office will certify the results on November 26 and the Secretary of State certifies the results by December 5.

All three newly elected directors will take their oath of office at the December 5 school board meeting.  The meeting begins at 5:30 pm at the Gael Stuart Administration Building in room S-11. 


John A. Polm, Jr., Ed.D.
Port Townsend Schools "Learning Through a Sense of Place"

Upcoming Events
The Port Townsend School District Board of Directors will hold a Regular Business Meeting Thursday, December 5, 2019 at 1610 Blaine St., Room S-11 at 5:30 p.m.  View agenda.

2019-20 One-Page School Calendar

2020-21 One-Page School Calendar

In case of school closure due to weather, information will be posted here, and is available on Seattle television and radio stations, KIRO 7, KOMO 4, KING 5 and FOX 13.  Also, if you dial 360-379-4500 and enter extension 4587, closure information will also be there.
SafeSchools Live Tip Program is now SafeSchools Alert.  Look under Families for link.

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About Us
The Port Townsend School District is dedicated to providing a place-based education to every student. Port Townsend is a great place to live, work, raise a family and enjoy numerous recreational activities.  The community is very supportive of the Port Townsend School District and partners to provide engaging learning experiences for all students through Centrum, the Northwest Maritime Center, North Olympic Salmon Coalition, Port Townsend Marine Science Center, Jefferson Land Trust, the YMCA, Jefferson County Parks and Recreation, PTA, the Port Townsend Education Foundation, and various other youth oriented activities and clubs.    
The District had an annual average enrollment of 1,141 for the 2017-18 school year. 

 Superintendent:  Dr. John A. Polm, Jr.

                                                 SCHOOL BOARD                 
Nathanael O'Hara    Connie Welch    Keith White  Laura Tucker  Jennifer James-Wilson   
Nathanael O'Hara        Connie Welch         Keith White          Laura Tucker         Jennifer James-Wilson 


Port Townsend School District Campuses

    1637 Grant Street
    Port Townsend WA 98368
    360 379-4535
    FAX: 360 379-4261