WLWV School Board Briefs

October 6, 2020

The West Linn-Wilsonville School Board held a virtual meeting on Monday, October 5. The following are highlights from that meeting.

Board, District Recognizes West Linn-Wilsonville Education Foundation — Receives $70,000 Donation

The West Linn-Wilsonville Education Foundation presented the West Linn-Wilsonville School District with a donation of $70,000 during the Oct. 5 Board Meeting.

The Education Foundation's Joe Walters presented the check and provided the Board with an update regarding the nonprofit organization's activities in recent months. In light of the pandemic and recent challenges the foundation has encountered, the Education Foundation will go on hiatus during the 2020-21 school year to reevaluate its purpose and mission. It does, however, plan to continue its efforts toward bettering the West Linn-Wilsonville School District into the future.

The Board and Superintendent Dr. Kathy Ludwig thanked Joe Walters and the entire Foundation for their incredible efforts over the years in addition to the generous donation. To learn more about the Education Foundation, including its rich history in West Linn and Wilsonville, please visit their website.

Board Welcomes High School Student Representatives for 2020-21 School Year

The West Linn-Wilsonville School Board welcomed its three high school representatives for the 2020-21 school year. Arts and Technology High School Senior Michelle Quinn, West Linn High School Senior Cole Peters, and Wilsonville High School Senior Kylie Hadden were introduced by high school principals and provided an overview of the start of the school year.

Students shared anecdotes of the adaptability of teachers and students as high schools settle into Comprehensive Distance Learning, highlighting student connections, outdoor activities, and live class learning as positives. Students will provide regular updates to the School Board throughout the 2020-21 school year.

Board Adopts Updates to Two District Policies

The School Board approved updates to District Policies GBEA and GBNAA-JHFF and also engaged in a first reading of Policy JHFE.

Policy GBEA outlines Workplace Harassment and Policy GBNAA/JHFF includes reporting requirements regarding sexual conduct with students. Both policies were updated to reflect current Oregon School Board Association recommendations and to maintain district consistency among policies.

To view district policies, please visit the district website.

Board Receives Bond Project Updates

District Staff provided updates regarding two of the major bond projects as part of the 2019 Capital Bond; the new Athey Creek Middle School at Dollar Street and Performing Arts Center at Wilsonville High School.

Project Architects presented recent progress on site and design developments for the new middle school project, including driveways, athletic facilities, and parking lots. Staff also reviewed the various environmental consultants, archeologist consultants, arborists, and traffic study consultants currently working on the project. The district will host a fourth community engagement meeting for stakeholder input regarding design on Tuesday, October 20. For more information, please visit the bond website.

The Board also reviewed the new Performing Arts Center bond project that will take place at Wilsonville High School. Staff presented initial designs that are the result of student, staff, and community feedback. To learn more, please visit the bond website.

Other Reports/Board Action

The Board tackled a variety of business items, including approving Division 22 Assurances, the district's digital curriculum for the 2020-21 school year, and meeting minutes from previous Board meetings and work sessions. To access reports and Board action, please visit board book at the below links.

Financial Report

Division 22 Assurances Report

Digital Curriculum for 2020-21 School Year

9-14-20 Meeting Minutes

9-21-20 Meeting Minutes

9-28-20 Meeting Minutes

Upcoming Events

Monday, October 26 — The West Linn-Wilsonville School Board will hold a public work session on Monday, Oct. 26 beginning at 5 p.m.

About West Linn-Wilsonville

The West Linn-Wilsonville School District is nationally recognized for its high student and staff achievement, including one of the top graduation rates in the State of Oregon. West Linn-Wilsonville serves nearly 10,000 K-12 students across 16 schools in West Linn and Wilsonville, with a mission of creating learning communities for the greatest thinkers and the most thoughtful people for the world. WLWV strives to provide challenging education opportunities that prepare students to be college and career ready.