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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Equity Advisory Committee

  • Are you interested in addressing racial disparities and advancing equitable outcomes in HSD? In accordance with Oregon Senate Bill 732, HSD is forming an Equity Advisory Committee (EAC) composed of parents, caregivers, staff, students, and community members to make recommendations to the Superintendent and School Board related to equity and corresponding practices. Intentional effort will be placed on ensuring that the diversity of identities and experiences in our community is reflected. 

    The EAC will be facilitated by Francesca Sinapi, HSD’s equity, access, and engagement officer, and others within the school district. 

    Comité Asesor de Equidad
    ¿Está interesado en abordar las disparidades raciales y promover resultados equitativos en HSD? De acuerdo con el Proyecto de Ley 732 del Senado de Oregón, HSD está formando un Comité Asesor de Equidad (EAC, por sus siglas en inglés) compuesto por padres, proveedores de cuidado, miembros del personal, estudiantes y miembros de la comunidad para hacer recomendaciones al superintendente y a la Mesa Directiva relacionadas con la equidad y sus prácticas correspondientes. Se hará un esfuerzo intencional para garantizar que se refleje la diversidad de identidades y sus experiencias en la comunidad.

    El EAC será facilitado por Francesca Sinapi, oficial de equidad, acceso e involucramiento de HSD, y otros miembros del personal del distrito.

Public Comment Options for Board Meetings on Zoom

  • Patrons must submit a request to participate by 12:00 p.m. the day of the meeting. This will be done via the Intent to Speak Google form, which will allow them to choose one of the following options.

    • Option 1: Submit a written statement to be read by the Board on their own time.

    • Option 2: Request to make a statement directly to the Board. Audio and video would be allowed.
      • Requestor would be sent a registration email to be an Attendee in the Zoom Webinar.
      • After registration they would receive an individual link that will allow them to join as an Attendee.
      • They would share voice only or fully participate with video.  Statements will be allowed up to 3 minutes, at the Board's discretion. The Board Chair will indicate when time is up.
      • They are returned to being an Attendee only after the given time.

    • Option 3: We can call them at the given time to deliver their statement.
      • We would call their phone number during the meeting to submit their comment.

    Comentarios públicos en las reuniones de la Mesa Directiva

    Para poder participar, las personas deben completar y enviar una solicitud antes de las 12:00 p.m. del día de la reunión. Esto se hará a través del Formulario de Intención de Hablar de Google, que les permitirá elegir una de las siguientes opciones.

    • Opción 1: Enviar una declaración por escrito para que la Mesa Directiva la lea en su propio tiempo.

    • Opción 2: Solicitud para hacer una declaración directamente a la Mesa Directiva. Se permitiría el uso de audio y video.
      • Se les enviaría a los solicitantes un correo electrónico de registro para asistir a la reunión a través de Zoom.
      • Después de registrarse, recibirán un enlace individual que les permitirá unirse como asistentes a la reunión.
      • Participarían solo mediante voz o completamente con video. Las declaraciones podrán tener una duración de hasta 3 minutos, a discreción de la Mesa Directiva. El presidente de la Mesa Directiva indicará cuando se acabe el tiempo.
      • Volverán a participar solamente como asistentes a la reunión después del tiempo establecido.

    • Opción 3: Podemos llamarlos por teléfono a la hora indicada para que proporcionen su declaración.
      • Llamaríamos a su número de teléfono durante la reunión para que proporcionen su comentario.

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 2023-24 school year will be the sixth in which the School Board has invited student representatives to serve alongside them in an advisory capacity. The opportunity rotates annually, and in 2023-24 will be open to rising juniors and seniors at Glencoe, Hilhi and Oak Street Campus. Student representatives will be selected this spring so they can go through orientation and attend summer workshops prior to the beginning of the school year. Additional information about eligibility, expectations, and the selection process is available below along with the application (español), which is due by Monday, Apr. 3.

    Student Representative to the Board Eligibility




    Grade level

    Rising juniors and seniors






    Hillsboro Online

    Oak Street Campus  

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 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, November through June. Committee members are also invited to participate in sub-committees and special projects as opportunities arise. 

    Download the application here: English | Español