Get Involved

  • 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 2020-21 school year.  Students will need to apply by April 3.

    The opportunity to serve as a student representative will rotate on an annual basis. Century, Liberty and Hillsboro Online Academy students will have the opportunity to serve during the 2020-21 school year. (Glencoe, Hilhi and Miller Education students will have the opportunity to serve during the 2021-22 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.

Serve on Budget Committee

  • Application for Appointment to the Budget Committee

    The 14-member Budget Committee comprises the District’s seven elected School Board members, and seven members appointed by the Board. Appointed members serve for three years.

    Budget Committee meetings are held approximately once each month, usually in the evenings, from November through June, at the District Administration Center. The number and length of the meetings may vary.

    Eligibility for the Budget Committee:

    1. Live within the Hillsboro School District

    2. Be a registered voter

    3. Not be an officer or employee of the Hillsboro School District

    Applications are due September 22, 2020 and may be returned to the Board Secretary Rose Roman, Hillsboro School District, 3083 NE 49th Place #200, Hillsboro, OR  97124.  Applications may be faxed to 503-844-1781 or emailed to

    Download the application here: English | Español

Serve on the Community Curriculum Advisory Committee

  • The Community 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. Members of the CCAC consider a wide range of curriculum and program development topics.

    Committee members are appointed to two-year terms by the Board of Directors. Candidates must reside within the boundaries of the 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.

    Download the application here: English | Español