• Involvement at Board meetings, being elected to the Board, or being selected to one of the Board committees offer a variety of ways for the public — students and adults — to serve and contribute to their community. Read more about these opportunities below.

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Become a Board Member

  • Any 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. This packet of resources that helps explain the duties and responsibilities of a Board member. If you have additional questions, please contact Board Secretary Rose Roman at 503.844.1789.

Student Representatives to the Board

  • The Hillsboro School Board would like to extend the opportunity to three students to serve as Student Representatives to the Board for the 2019-20 school year.  Students will need to apply by April 5.

    The opportunity to serve as a student representative will rotate on an annual basis. Glencoe, Hilhi and Miller Education students will have the opportunity to serve during the 2019-20 school year. (Liberty, Century and Hillsboro Online Academy students will have the opportunity to serve during the 2020-21 school year.)  

    Application in English (PDF)
    Application in English (Google Form)
    Application in Spanish (PDF)
    Application in Spanish (Google Form)

Attend a Board Meeting

  • 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.

    Regular Board meetings are held in the Administration Center Board Room at 3083 NE 49th Place, Hillsboro 97124, 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.

    Work 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.

    Board 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 financial transactions.

    2. Action Items are scheduled for a board vote and cover many topics. An opportunity for board discussion is allotted prior to final action.

    3. Reports/Information Only Items 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.

Recognition and Presentations

  • Recognizing 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.