At their meeting on Tuesday, November 27, the School Board adopted the five priorities listed for the 2013 Legislative Session. These priorities will become working tools for conversations with elected officials from the Hillsboro area, and with legislative leaders in key committee assignments and leadership roles at the state and federal level.
The use of consistent priorities also makes it possible for individual Board members to participate in the process while maintaining a common voice with their fellow Directors. Additional details are available in the 2013 Legislative Priorities document.
The Hillsboro School District Board of Directors is committed to providing a comprehensive
education to all students, governing the District strategically to maximize resources, and
ensuring that the highest quality staff and instructional programs are available to realize the goal
of all students graduating prepared for success in college or career.
We believe a key component of our effective governance is sharing information with our
community and elected officials on our accomplishment and struggles, to both show due
diligence to taxpayers and highlight areas where legislative changes could enhance our ability
to achieve our vision.
Support stable and adequate funding for education.
Support PERS reforms that are deemed constitutional, lead to longterm
stability and sustainability of the system, and value current, former, and future
Oppose or modify laws, mandates, or
reporting requirements that do not come with the corresponding funding for their
Revise legislation that places an undue or unreasonable burden
on public schools.
Support education funding at the federal level that
aligns with mandated program delivery.