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Public Involvement is Encouraged
The public is invited to attend the public Board meetings to gain a better understanding of school district business and the role of the School Board. The public is also invited to address the Board during the public input portion of the regular monthly Board meetings.Individuals interested in addressing the Board should arrive a few minutes prior to the scheduled monthly meetings to complete and submit a public input form.
For more information on addressing the Board, contact:
Board secretary Valerie Bokma
Email: Valerie Bokma
Notice about Email Communication to the Board
Any communication to one or more Board members by email does not constitute "notice" to the Board of Directors and/or the Hillsboro School District of any issue or condition which is the subject of such email communication; nor is any email communication deemed a substitute for any legal notice or communication otherwise required to be made by statute or administrative rule. Email addressed to any individual Board member at the email addresses published on this website is the property of the Hillsboro School District, and the confidentiality of the communication is not assured. Email addressed to individual Board members may be shared with District staff and/or the entire Board.
Become a Board Member
registered voter who lives within the boundaries of the Hillsboro School
District is eligible to run for a position on the School Board.
Hillsboro's Board has seven members who are elected to staggered, four-year
terms. Elections are held in May of odd-numbered years. Click here
for a packet of resources that helps explain the duties and responsibilities of
a Board member. If you have additional questions, please contact Board
Secretary Val Bokma (503-844-1789).
a Board Meeting
public is invited to attend the public Board meetings to gain a better
understanding of school district business and the role of the School Board. The
public is also invited to address the Board during the public input portion of
the regular monthly Board meetings.Individuals interested in addressing the
Board should arrive a few minutes prior to the scheduled monthly meetings to
complete and submit a public input form.
Regular Board meetings are held in the Administration Center Board Room at 3083
NE 49th Place, Hillsboro, Oregon (See
map), unless otherwise stated. Policy BD states, "One regular
Board meeting will be held each month. The meeting schedule will be established
at the organizational meeting in July but may be changed by the Board with
proper notice. The purpose of each monthly meeting will be to conduct the
regular Board business." The Board agenda and packet will be posted the
Friday afternoon prior to the upcoming Board meeting.
Sessions and Special Meetings
In addition to the monthly Board meetings, the Board schedules work
sessions and special meetings during the year to study and discuss
District programs, issues, and goals. These meeting are also held in the
Administration Center, located at 3083 NE 49th Place. Please refer to the
individual agendas for the location and starting time of each meeting.
Meeting Agenda Information
Board meeting agendas are available on the District website on Fridays prior to
the scheduled board meetings - and they are available to view at all the
District's schools 24 hours prior to the scheduled meetings. Board agendas are
divided into three major categories: Consent, Action and Reports,
which are outlined as follows:
1. Consent Agenda consists of routine
items such as previous Board minutes, routine personnel actions, and routine
2. Action Items are scheduled for a
board vote and cover many topics. An opportunity for board discussion is
allotted prior to final action.
are presented for the Board's information. The Board may engage in discussion
and ask questions of the presenter, but no formal action is taken.
students, staff and community members for their accomplishments and
contributions to the Hillsboro School District is a priority of the School
Board. Recognitions and/or presentations are scheduled throughout the year to
acknowledge the work of students, staff and the community - and to showcase
programs, events, and student activities.
a Committee of the Board
are two standing formal committees of the Board: the Budget Committee and the
Citizens Curriculum Advisory Committee.
Budget Committee includes the Board of Directors and seven volunteer
citizens who are appointed to serve three-year terms. Committee members
must be registered voters living within the boundaries of the Hillsboro School
District, and cannot be employees, officers, or agents of the District.
Membership on the Budget Committee offers a unique opportunity to contribute to
an essential aspect of District operations, while learning about the District's
budget development process and the factors involved in making school district
budget decisions. Budget Committee activities are typically concentrated
in the months of January-May, as the District begins to create its budget for
the following school year. For additional information, please contact Val
Bokma, assistant to the Board of Directors (firstname.lastname@example.org or
Citizens Curriculum Advisory Committee (CCAC) serves as a resource to
the Board and Superintendent in setting the direction for long-range curriculum
development and assisting in the development of the schools' curriculum and
instructional programs. Committee responsibilities include reviewing
curriculum, instructional programs, proposed new courses, and study team
recommendations; and reporting findings and recommendations to the Board of
Directors for discussion and action. Committee members are appointed to
two-year terms by the Board of Directors. Candidates must reside within
the boundaries of Hillsboro School District and be available to attend
committee meetings, which are conducted on the first Monday evening of each
month, October through June. Committee members are also invited to
participate in sub-committees and special projects as opportunities
arise. For additional information, please contact Nathalie Sainz-Farro (email@example.com or
503-844-1500). Interested persons are asked to complete and return the
application linked below.
July 12, 2016
Complete Board Packet
August 17, 2016
Work Session / Retreat
September 13, 2016
September 27, 2016
October 11, 2016
October 25, 2016
November 15, 2016
December 6, 2016
Complete Board Packet
January 10, 2017
January 24, 2017
February 7, 2017
March 14, 2017
April 4, 2017
April 25, 2017
May 4, 2017
May 11, 2017
Budget Committee(if needed)
May 23, 2017
June 13, 2017
Previous Board Meeting Videos
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