The Dallas School Board is made up of five board members who each are elected for a four-year term into the volunteer position. The members are elected from the community at large and their zone does not represent a specific region in the Dallas community.
Board meetings are generally held the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. They are held at 111 SW Ash Street in the board room. Agendas are posted on this website by 4 p.m. on the Friday prior to a Monday board meeting. A printed copy of the board agenda can be obtained by contacting the board secretary.
A regular board meeting (those held at 6:30 p.m. the 2nd and 4th Monday of the month), are business meetings of the board. There is an opportunity for public input at these meetings. The School Board follows the guidelines they have set for public participation: Public Participation Procedures
The School Board meets in each school in the district once per year in a work session. The reason for these work sessions is to hear reports from staff on meeting the learning needs of our students. These meetings are open to the public, but are held during the day so all teachers can attend.
The board also conducts work sessions on specific topics as the need arises. These meetings are less formal in nature and therefore discussion occurs more directly with the board.
The board will accommodate patrons with disabilities at any of its meetings. If a patron needs a specific accommodation they should contact the board secretary at least 48 hours in advance of a board meeting.
The school board annually designates several advisory committees to assist in their work. These advisory committees are typically made up of community members, but may also include district staff and board members. The meetings of these committees are public meetings and patrons may attend. The current advisory committees are: finance committee, facilities committee, achievement compact advisory committee, and communications committee. The board also has a budget committee as required by Oregon statute.
For community members wishing to be involved in one or more of the board’s committees or are interested in the work of the board, please contact the board secretary and she’ll put you in contact with the superintendent or board chair.
The board must always act as one governing body. Individual board members cannot make decisions on behalf of the entire board nor deliberate on topics outside of the public meeting. They cannot act on parent or patron complaints as individual board members, but must instead refer them to the appropriate school personnel or the entire board.
Serving our school district is a passion for each of our board members. In order to make the best decisions possible, they work to be informed and knowledgeable regarding our district and our community.
Board Secretary: Juli Lichtenberger, 111 Ash Street, Dallas, OR 97338