|Central Kitsap Board of Directors, District 5|
|Years in position||6|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|First elected||November 3, 2009|
|Appointed||June 16, 2008|
|Bachelor's||University of Southern Mississippi|
|Years of service||1981-1993|
Greene earned a Bachelor's degree in Athletic Administration from the University of Southern Mississippi. He has worked as a teacher in the Ocean Springs and Oak Harbor School Districts. Greene currently works as a Readiness Requirements Manager for the U.S. Navy. He served for 12 years in the U.S. Navy as a surface warfare officer.
Greene sought a second term on the board without opposition in the November 5, 2013 general election.
|Central Kitsap Board of Directors, Four-year term, District 5, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Eric Greene Incumbent||97.7%||11,887|
|Source: Kitsap County Auditor, "Official Results for Election," accessed December 13, 2013|
Greene reported no contributions or expenditures to the Washington Public Disclosure Commission.
Greene did not receive any endorsements in this election.
Greene won his first full term on the board on November 3, 2009 against challenger Richard Romero.
|Central Kitsap Board of Directors, District 5, November 3, 2009|
|Nonpartisan||Eric Greene Incumbent||60.9%||8,207|
|Source: Kitsap County Auditor|
Greene provided the following statement for the 2013 Local Voters' Pamphlet in Kitsap County:
"I look forward to serving the stakeholders of Central Kitsap School District for four more years. Over the past 5+ years, I have been persistent in calling for a comprehensive strategic plan to ensure programs that further student achievement are resourced to the fullest extent possible while aligning with the district's Goals and Objectives. I have been resolute in insisting the school board govern in accordance with policy and procedure and will continue to fight for decisional positions based on data that matters in order to ensure that CKSD remain a good steward of public money.
CKSD has significant matters to address in the next several years. Among these are the selection of a permanent Superintendent, possible changes to elementary and secondary school configuration, and determining the best way to incorporate digital content into educating our students. I pledge to do my best to live up to the high expectations of the CK community and to work with my fellow board members, the administration, and the staff to make sure that these and other decisions are always in the best interests of our students.
Thank you for the opportunity to serve as a CKSD Board Director."
Note: The above quote is from the candidate's website, which may include some typographical or spelling errors.
What was at stake?
Incumbent Bruce Richards ran for a second term in District 1 against challenger Regina C. Hill. Jeanie Schulze was appointed to District 4 on May 8, 2013 and sought a full term against challenger Victoria T. Crescenzi. Greene won another term in District 5 without opposition.
The Board of Directors has faced some discord in the past year over the planning of a March retreat and Schulze's appointment. Former board member Christy Cathcart complained to former Superintendent Greg Lynch about the cost, distance and facilitator for a retreat in early March 2013. Cathcart noted that facilitator Karen Simmonds charged the district $1,969.50 for the event while a facilitator from the Washington State School Directors Association would have been available for $900. Greene seconded this criticism during the planning process. These complaints also noted that the event cost $2,600.90 and took place 115 miles away from the district at Pacific Beach.
The appointment of Jeanie Schulze in May 2013 also created tension in the community. Schulze was selected by a 3-1 vote to fill the District 4 seat left by Christy Cathcart. Cathcart voiced opposition to Schulze's appointment after the vote, citing Schulze's defeat in the 2011 general election. The Central Kitsap Education Association (CKEA) also criticized the appointment in part because of a letter written by Schulze that criticized the union's role in the 2011 election. In the letter, Schulze contended that the CKEA skewed endorsement interviews to support Cathcart. Former CKEA president Cheryl Brown is pursuing a civil suit against Schulze for defamation of character related to these claims.
About the district
Silverdale outpaced state averages for median income and poverty rate while lagging behind higher education achievement. The 2010 U.S. Census calculated Silverdale's median income at $61,834 while the state median income was $58,890. Silverdale had a poverty rate of 7.5% in the 2010 U.S. Census while the state rate was 12.5%. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (30.1%) is below the state average (31.4%).
Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100.0%. Each column will add up to 100.0% after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.
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- LinkedIn, "Eric Greene," accessed August 19, 2013
- Central Kitsap Reporter, "Eric Greene newest school board member," June 27, 2008
- Washington Public Disclosure Commission, "Local Candidates," accessed December 17, 2013
- Kitsap County Auditor, "November 3, 2009 General Election Results," accessed August 19, 2013
- Kitsap County Auditor, "Local Voters' Pamphlet," accessed September 27, 2013
- Central Kitsap Reporter, "School board divided before, after retreat," March 15, 2013
- Central Kitsap Reporter, "School board appointee met with skepticism," May 25, 2013
- 2010 U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Silverdale," accessed August 19, 2013
- Kitsap County Auditor, "Kitsap County Election Archives," accessed August 19, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014