Rotter and Perkins win in Bremerton school board races

Alyson Rotter is the new director for position four in the Bremerton School District, according to early returns released by the Kitsap County Auditors office Tuesday.

She will serve a four-year term.

According to Rotter's campaign website, she is focused on quality schools "delivering efficient and effective education" which she calls the "key to healthy, strong and vibrant communities."

Rotter will replace current director Dave Boynton whose term expires at the end of this year. Out of 39 precincts, Rotter took the vote for 58.2 percent over her opponent, Wendy Stevens, who received 40.7 percent of the vote.

The win comes shortly after Stevens was arrested for forgery and theft two for missing funds at Naval Avenue Early Learning Center. Stevens was released on Nov. 4.

In another race, current president, Carolynn Perkins, of the Bremerton School Board, will remain in her position.

Perkins served in position five as the board president for the 2009-2013 term. She will serve another four years after running unopposed for this election.

Perkins has 30 years' worth of experience in the field of education. Perkins recently stated that one of the district's biggest issues will be the complete implementation of the new Teachers and Principals evaluation, Common Core and Smarter Balanced Assessment.

"While each of these components have good qualities, it is a lot of information for our staff to disseminate," she said. "This will require even more collaboration and in service time for Common Core, TPEP, and the new assessment.

"We have begun to upgrade our technology capacity in the buildings to accommodate the on line assessment among other activities."

Updated numbers in these races are expected on Wednesday.





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