Board Director Cindy Rogan district 3The Bellevue School Board appointed Cindy Rogan to Director District 3 in a special meeting of the school board on Monday, February 26, 2024. Cindy is currently an executive leadership coach, with extensive experience working in schools and supporting student achievement.  

“I am eager and committed to support my community, the school board, and the district in their efforts to provide the highest quality of education our students deserve,” Cindy Rogan said. “I saw firsthand how critical the work of the school board could be on our functioning as a system. My aspiration to be a member of this board is fully steeped in my desire for BSD to continue on its path of excellence, innovation, and deep care for the community.” 

Vice President Monica Webster on behalf of the school board said, “The board is very excited to have Cindy Rogan join the school board, and we look forward to working together to build on the excellence of the Bellevue School District.” 

Director Elect Rogan will take the oath of office at the March 7, 2024, school board meeting. 

Cindy Rogan will serve as Director for District 3, replacing the vacated seat of former board member Joyce Shui, until the next regular school board election in November 2025. At that time, voters will elect a director to serve a new 4-year term through November 2029.  

Board Appointment Process

The Bellevue School District filled a School Board Director vacancy for Director District 3, due to Director Joyce Shui’s resignation effective January 5, 2024. On February 26, 2024, Cindy Rogan was appointed by School Board Directors to serve as Director of District 3 in the Bellevue School District.

In accordance with Board Policy 1114 and Procedure 1114P (Board Member Resignation and Vacancy) and RCW 28A.343.370, members of the community are encouraged to apply for the position or nominate candidates for the position. Nominees and applicants must be registered voters who reside in Director District 3.

Please review information on Becoming a School Board Member including Public Disclosure Commission reporting guidelines.

Process Timeline

At the end of the Board’s Thursday, February 15, 2024 – Special Meeting, and after an executive session to discuss and evaluate the qualifications of a candidate for appointment to elective office, the Board took action to advance two candidates as semi-finalists to be appointed to the open Director position. The Board will held another Special Meeting on Monday, February 26 at 6:00 pm at the Wilburton Instructional Service Center (WISC) to complete the appointment process. The Board first met in executive session in the Baker Room to evaluate the qualifications of the semi-finalists and then completed its deliberation and selection process in the Rainier Room in a public session that was livestreamed.

  • *Friday, January 26, 2024 – Candidate Nominations due
  • *Friday, February 2, 2024 – Candidate Applications due
  • *Thursday, February 15, 2024 – Public interviews
  • *Monday, February 26, 2024 – Executive Session & Public Announcement (Announcement)
  • March 7, 2024 – Appointee sworn in at Regular Board Meeting
  • (*indicates – completed)

Process Summary

In an executive session on February 8, 2024, the Board Directors reviewed the qualifications of the candidates. Five applicants were selected and interviewed at a special board meeting open to the public on February 15, 2024. The Board met in Executive Session to review the qualifications of the candidates and has elected to advance two candidates for a second round of interviews. The interviews will be held in Executive Session on Monday, February 26th, at 6pm. A public deliberation and announcement will be held in person at 8:00pm in the Rainier Room at WISC, and will also be livestreamed.

The newly appointed board director will be sworn in at the regular school board meeting on March 7, 2024, and will serve the remainder of the unexpired term through November 2025. The person selected to fill the unexpired term is eligible to run for election in 2025, along with any other candidates who file for election in accordance with the King County Elections filing date.

The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.