WLWV School Board Briefs

September 15, 2020

The West Linn-Wilsonville School Board held a public meeting on Monday, September 14. The following are highlights from that meeting.

Board Appoints Three New Members to the Long Range Planning Committee

The West Linn-Wilsonville School Board appointed three new members to the Long Range Planning Committee from a group of 23 outstanding candidates.

Mary Pettenger was appointed to Position No. 1, Parasa Chanramy was appointed to Position No. 7, and Julie Stone Evans was appointed to Position No. 4.

As Policy Director of Stand for Children, Parasa Chanramy brings eight years of education policy experience and four years of school district capital bond and levy planning experience to the Long Range Planning Committee. Julie Stone Evans brings a background in policy research as well as experience as a former elementary school board member. Mary Pettenger brings an educational background as a university professor as well as years of volunteering in West Linn-Wilsonville schools.

"My guess is this is the most candidates our school district has ever had for the Long Range Planning Committee," said Board Chair Regan Molatore. "This is an incredible pool of applicants. We are so lucky to have a community with such knowledge and expertise and such willingness to give back to our students and our schools. Thank to our community and to all of these amazing applicants."

The Long Range Planning Committee is a seven member citizen committee responsible for guiding the development of the Long Range Plan, that provides a rational framework for evaluating and addressing future school facility needs as the West Linn and Wilsonville areas grow. To learn more about the Long Range Planning Committee, please visit the district website.

Board Receives 2019 Capital Bond Quarterly Report

Bond Oversight Committee Member Samy Nada and Bond Program Manage Remo Douglas gave an update on the status of 2019 bond projects across the district during the September 14 meeting.

In particular, the district has made progress this summer on the new auditorium at Wilsonville High School, the new Middle School at Athey Creek Middle School, the third option high school at the existing ACMS site, and the stadium and parking expansion project at West Linn High School. Read the full report on the district website.

Summer bond work included safety and security upgrades at several schools, a new track at Athey Creek Middle School, and several improvements across the district. To learn more about the 2019 Capital Bond, please visit the bond website.

Board Reviews Operational Blueprint for Reentry Sections 0-3

The Board reviewed sections 0-3 of the district's Operational Blueprint for Reentry. While the district does not currently meet the state's health metrics for reopening to in-person learning, the completed blueprint will allow for schools to transition to hybrid learning when it is safe to do so.

Operational Blueprints for Reentry will now be submitted to the Clackamas County Health Department for approval and will be posted to the District Website once approved.

Upcoming Events

Monday, September 21 School Board Work Session: The West Linn-Wilsonville School Board will host a virtual work session on Monday, Sept. 21 beginning at 5 p.m.

Monday, October 5 — The West Linn-Wilsonville School Board will hold a public meeting on Monday, Oct. 5 beginning at 6 p.m.

Monday, October 19 — The West Linn-Wilsonville School Board will hold a public work session on Monday, Oct. 19 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.