|Former candidate for|
|Spokane Public Schools, Position 2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|Bachelor's||Seattle Pacific University|
Fullmer earned an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education, Music Education and Piano Pedagogy from Seattle Pacific University. She has taught at schools in Seattle, Omaha, Nebraska and Papua New Guinea. Fullmer has served as the chair of the Comstock Neighborhood Council. She and her husband, Kurt, have three children who have attended Spokane Public Schools.
- See also: Spokane Public Schools elections (2013)
Fullmer sought election to the Position 2 seat on the Board of Directors. She ran against incumbent Bob Douthitt in the November 5, 2013 election.
|Spokane Public Schools Board of Directors, Position 2, Six-year term, 2013|
|Nonpartisan||Bob Douthitt Incumbent||54.1%||22,971|
|Source: Spokane County Elections, "Election Results," November 26, 2013|
Fullmer reported no contributions or expenditures to the Washington Public Disclosure Commission.
Fullmer first ran for the Position 5 seat on the board in the November 8, 2011 election. She was defeated by fellow challenger Deana Brower for a six-year term.
|Spokane Public Schools Board of Directors, Position 5, 2011|
|Source: Spokane County Elections|
Fullmer's campaign website listed the following endorsements during the 2011 election:
- Laurie H. Rodgers
- Gretchen McDevitt
- Jim McDevitt
- Breann Treffry
- Bob Griffing
Fullmer provided the following statement for the 2013 Local Voters' Pamphlet for Spokane County:
"Every child should have the opportunity for an outstanding education. I’ll be your voice on the board, focusing on improved academic results and returning money to classrooms.
I have deep concerns about releasing local control to unproven Common Core nationalized standards that continue the current failed math program and the extensive collection of student data for sale to corporations. I will promote accountable leadership responsive to students, parents, teachers and taxpayers with full disclosure, efficient administration, four year board terms (currently six), and televised board meetings. Vote for me if you want district administrators’ recommendations carefully evaluated, not just rubberstamped."
Note: The above quote is from the candidate's website, which may include some typographical or spelling errors.
What was at stake?
A current discussion within the district deals with the development of charter schools. A statewide initiative passed in November 2012 allowing 40 charter schools in public school districts by 2017. Superintendent Shelley Redinger has advocated the creation of charter schools since her appointment in 2012 and the district applied to the state to develop authorized charter programs. The Washington State Board of Education approved Spokane as the first district with charter school authorization powers on September 11, 2013.
About the district
- See also: Spokane Public Schools, Washington
Spokane lags behind state averages for median income, higher education achievement and poverty rate. The percentage of city residents over 25 years old with undergraduate degrees (29.2%) is below the state average (31.4%). The 2010 U.S. Census calculated Spokane's median income at $41,466 while the state median income was $58,890. Spokane had a poverty rate of 18.6% in the 2010 U.S. Census while the state rate was 12.5%.
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 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.
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- Spokane Public Schools elections (2013)
- Citizens to Elect Sally Fullmer, "Meet Sally," accessed August 5, 2013
- Washington Public Disclosure Commission, "Local Candidates," accessed December 17, 2013
- Spokane County Elections, "November 8, 2011 General Election," accessed August 5, 2013
- Citizens to Elect Sally Fullmer, "Endorsements," accessed August 5, 2013
- Spokane County Elections, "Online Voters Guide," accessed September 20, 2013
- The Spokesman-Review, "Spokane Public Schools step closer to charter schools," July 10, 2013
- Yakima Herald, "State board empowers Spokane district to OK charter schools," September 12, 2013
- U.S. Census, "Quick Facts: Spokane," accessed August 5, 2013
- Washington Secretary of State, "Pre-2004 Election Results," accessed August 5, 2013
- Spokane County Elections, "Results and Statistics from Previous Elections," accessed August 5, 2013
- United States Census Bureau, "Frequently Asked Questions," accessed April 21, 2014