WLWV School Board Briefs
June 9, 2020
The West Linn-Wilsonville School Board held a virtual meeting on Monday, June 8. The following are highlights from that meeting.
West Linn-Wilsonville School Board Directors began the June 8 regular meeting by reflecting on the 2019-20 school year, recent graduation ceremony celebrations, and the current climate across the nation. In particular, Board Members discussed the district's Board Goal No. 1 and its importance in disrupting systems of racism in West Linn-Wilsonville schools.
To view the video of the June 8 Board meeting, including statements made by West Linn-Wilsonville School Board Directors, please visit the district website. Video will be posted in the coming days.
Superintendent Dr. Kathy Ludwig Gives Budget Message, Signaling the Beginning of the 2020-21 Budget Process
Superintendent Dr. Kathy Ludwig read the 2020-21 Budget Message during the June 8 Board Meeting. The Budget Committee received the 2020-21 proposed budget, which they will review ahead of the June 22 Budget Committee Work Session. The proposed budget reflects an estimated cost increase to PERS (Public Employee Retirement System) of $3.5 million. It also reflects an unexpected loss in revenue of $7.5 million for the 2020-21 school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent Oregon Economic Revenue Forecast. Read the full budget message on the district website.
The Budget Committee also voted member Kirsten Wyatt as Budget Committee Chair and Craig Nelson as Vice Chair.
Board Opens Two Long Range Planning Committee Vacancies — Apply Now
To learn more about the Long Range Planning Committee, or to apply for either of the two vacancies, please visit the district website. Terms run through June 30, 2023.
The Long Range Planning Committee meets quarterly. The citizen oversight group is tasked with guiding the development of the district's Long Range Plan, providing a rational framework for evaluating and addressing future school facility needs in Wets Linn and Wilsonville. The Long Range Planning Committee also serves as the district's Bond Oversight Committee, monitoring the progress of the 2019 Capital Bond and affiliated construction projects.
District Staff Discuss Distant Learning Data
The Board listened to reports from the primary, middle, and high school level, including feedback from student focus groups and Student Services parent input. Watch video of the informative reports on the district website.
Board Recognizes Bond Manager Tim Woodley for 23 Years of Service
School Board Recognizes Class of 2020 One Final Time
Budget Timeline and Upcoming Board Events
June 24 — Additional Budget Committee Work Session (if needed)
June 29 — Budget Hearing and Adoption