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Hillsboro School District Announces School Board Vacancy


: Beth Graser, Chief Communications Officer         


Media Release

Hillsboro School District Announces School Board Vacancy

Director Clift’s resignation from the Board leaves a vacancy that will be filled by appointment through June 30, 2019

December 13, 2017, Hillsboro, OR –The Hillsboro School District’s Board of Directors has announced a vacancy that will be filled by appointment through June 30, 2019. At the end of the regular session on Tuesday, November 14, 2017, Director Wayne Clift announced his intention to resign his seat, effective after the meeting on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, in order to pursue a teaching position with the District.

At the work session on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, Board members discussed a proposed timeline and process for appointing Mr. Clift’s replacement. The timeline and process were then approved during the regular session. Highlights are below:

  • Applications for the open position will be accepted between December 13, 2017, and January 16, 2018, at 5:00 p.m.
  • Board members will discuss interview questions at the work session on January 9, 2018.
  • Board members will individually screen applications between January 17 and 23, 2018.
  • Board members will finalize the interview questions, discuss the screening scores, and identify the applicants to be interviewed at the January 23, 2018, work session.
  • Board Secretary will contact the applicants with the Board’s decision and will schedule interviews with those selected to move forward in the process on January 24, 2018.
  • Board members will conduct interviews, vote to select the candidate, and appoint and administer the oath of office to the new Board member at the February 13, 2018, work session.
  • New Board member will fill position 7, with a term that ends on June 30, 2019.

To be considered for the appointment, applicants must be legally registered voters and residents within the Hillsboro School District’s attendance area for at least one year immediately preceding the appointment. Applicants cannot be current Hillsboro School District staff members.

The timeline and application can be found on the District’s website in both English (timelineapplication) and Spanish (cronogramasolicitud) under About Us/Board of Directors/Get Involved.

Questions about the application process may be directed to Board Secretary Val Bokma at 503-844-1789 or