Staff Talk

A Newsletter for Beaverton School District Employees

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June 2017 Issue

Please welcome Tom Colett to the Beaverton School Board - Zone 7

According to unofficial results from the May 16, 2017 Special Election, Tom Colett was elected School Board Member for Zone 7. The vacant seat was formerly held by Linda Degman who resigned from the Board in February 2017. The School Board plans to appoint Mr. Colett on June 12, 2017 to begin his service immediately. His term of office will be until June 30, 2019 to complete the unexpired term in Zone 7.

Tom works as a Government Liaison/Field Representative for Laborers' Local 483. He graduated from Portland State University with a BA in English and holds a Masters in Fine Arts in writing from Bard College. He was co-facilitator of the Beaverton School District Music Task Force.

Four current School Board Members were re-elected to four-year terms including Chair Anne Bryan, Susan Greenberg, Donna Tyner and LeeAnn Larsen in Zones 2, 1, 4 and 5.

Budget Committee approves 2017-2018 Budget

The Budget Committee voted unanimously to approve the District Budget for the fiscal year 2017-2018 .

The proposed budget of $1,076,300,812 is the result of the financial goals set by the School Board, staff, students, and community, and the work of the 38 member Internal Budget Team (IBT). This budget proposal builds on some of the multiyear strategic investments we made last year while recognizing the very real financial challenges the state faces with funding programs and services, including K-12 schools.

The School Board will hold a Budget Hearing on Monday, June 12, 2017, prior to their regular Business Meeting at which time they are expected to adopt the budget and approve appropriations. There will be an opportunity for public comment.

The Multilingual Department is Moving!

The Multilingual Department is moving to the Capital Center, 18640 NW Walker Road, Suite B, Beaverton, 97006. The move will be completed on Friday, June 9, 2017.

During this transition, the current office is in “chaos.” Staff is being asked to work in different parts of the office and in available training rooms away from their desks as furniture is broken down and moved.

Staff will be using their laptops during the move but please expect a delay in responding to emails and phone calls. Also, please expect delays in responding to translation and interpretation requests. Staff will absolutely respond to emergencies so please call the main number (503) 356-3755 if you need immediate assistance.

Thank you in advance for your patience as we make this transition.

Free Summer Meals Program

This summer, children can enjoy free meals through the Summer Meal Program sponsored by Beaverton School District Nutrition Services Department.

There are 18 school sites providing meals at no charge to all children in the community ages 1 to 18 years and adults can eat for just $3.50. All children are encouraged and welcome to come join in the fun! Bring your children or tell a friend: To find a meal site near you, call 1-800-SAFENET (toll free) or visit This online resource shows maps of summer food sites across the state, serving times and local contact information.

Lunches will be served Monday - Friday, June 26 through August 18, 2017 at most of the sites. Operation days can be different for some sites so please check the Nutrition Services Summer Meal Program website for dates, locations and times.

Clothes Closet Last Day of Service - June 14

The last day of service this year for the Clothes Closet is Wednesday, June 14, 2017. The program is located in portables on the west side of the District Administration Office, 16550 SW Merlo Rd., and is open on Wednesdays through June 14, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

While closed to serving students during the summer, the program continues to accept donations and school lost & found. After June 22, please call Volunteer Services at 503-356-4443 to schedule lost & found drop offs. Donation bins in front of the Clothes Closet will be available Monday through Thursday during business hours for smaller donations.

The Clothes Closet will reopen on Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. Admit Slips required.

Monthly Tech Tip: End of Year Procedures

Teacher Laptops
As in years past, teachers will turn their laptops, along with the power cord, adapters, and cases, into their schools for the summer. For teachers who need the laptop during the summer for required District work, a school administrator may grant an exception and allow them to use it throughout the summer. For these exceptions, staff needs to fill out this form following administrator approval:

*Note: Staff who will be transferring to a different school should check their laptop into their former school in the spring and return to the former school in the fall to check it out for the 2017-2018 school year.

End of the Year Technology Tips and how to Backup Files:
Before leaving for summer break:
  1. Submit a BSD Help Desk ticket for any improperly working computers.
  2. Backup locally stored files on your hard drive (including photo and music libraries)

Important Volunteer Reminders

Volunteers are an important part of the WE in the District’s goal of WE empower all students to achieve post-high school success.

As a reminder, for the safety and welfare of students and staff, ALL volunteer activities must be coordinated and tracked through, the District’s online volunteer management system. Volunteers must sign in and sign out through the volunteer computer located in the school front office.

To use the computer sign in, volunteers need the username and password they created for the Volunteer and Background Check Application process. To retrieve, or reset either of these, go to and click on the “Forgot Username or Password” link. The username and a temporary password will be emailed to them. To create a new permanent password, click on the “My Profile” tab on your home page. Please write down and save these for future use.

Myvolunteerpage profiles are NOT linked to student information and will not follow volunteers to a new location. In preparation for the 17/18 school year, please ask volunteers send an email to if their student will be moving to a new grade level or if they fall within a new high school boundary.

If a volunteer is no longer volunteering, please have them email and indicate that they would like to remove their profile from the system.

Beaverton City Library Summer Reading Programs: June 1-July 24

This summer the Beaverton City Library will offer a Summer Reading Program for kids and teens June 1- July 24, 2017.

The theme of the Kid’s Summer Reading Program is Build A Better World. Kids ate birth through 5th grade can register to be a part of the Kids Summer Reading Program to read and earn great prizes!

Teens going into 6-12th grades next year can join the Teen Summer Reading Program.

Starting June 1, 2017 you can register online, or drop by the children’s area of the Beaverton City Library on 5th and Hall or the Murray Scholl’s branch library.

Last Day of School

The last day of school for students for the 2016-2017 school year is Thursday, June 22, 2017. Friday, June 23, 2017 is a Grading Day.

Have a safe and restful summer!

Columbia and adidas Employee Store Invitations

School Board Business Meeting

Monday, June 12th, 6:30pm

Administration Office, 16550 SW Merlo Rd., Beaverton

Beaverton School District

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