Long Range Planning
Ever since the Hillsboro School District of today came to be after unification in 1996, we have been involved in long-range planning efforts. This includes everything from the strategic acquisition of property for future school sites, commissioning studies on forecasted population growth, inventorying all of our schools and buildings to determine our high-priority maintenance needs, and so on.
The District’s Long-Range Planning Committee is led by Chief Financial Officer Adam Stewart and is composed of other staff members (representing Technology Services, the Business Office, Facilities, and Communications), Board members, community members, representatives from the City of Hillsboro and Washington County, and representatives from the architectural and real estate companies we work with. Those meetings are often also attended by representatives from surrounding districts who want to learn from our process.
The current Committee was formed at the conclusion of the District’s last construction bond was passed in 2006. That bond allowed for the construction of three new and one replacement elementary school: Quatama, Lincoln Street, Free Orchards, and Rosedale; and one replacement middle school: South Meadows. It also allowed for the expansion of our other three middle schools (Brown, Evergreen, and Poynter), as well as the completion of several smaller projects at our other schools.
Recent Committee work has focused on creating a comprehensive list of District facility needs (roofing, asphalt and concrete, mechanical systems, seismic, safety, etc.); creating a set of criteria by which to determine what an equitable learning environment includes; staying abreast of large development projects that will impact the District’s enrollment, specifically in South Hillsboro; and preparing for the compilation of another construction bond package for fall 2017 or spring 2018.
For additional information, please view the links in the Resources section to the left. If you have questions about the long-range planning process or committee, please contact Adam Stewart or Michelle Morrison, 503-844-1500.