WLWV School Board Briefs

March 9, 2021

The West Linn-Wilsonville School Board held a public meeting on Monday, March 8. The following are highlights from that meeting.

School Board Recognizes and Honors Classified Staff

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The West Linn-Wilsonville School Board recognized Classified Staff, reading an official proclamation during their March 8 meeting.


From custodians, building engineers, paraeducators, nutrition services staff, office staff, facilities, staff, and so many others, the district wouldn't be able to serve the West Linn-Wilsonville community without our classified team.

Board Approves Updates to 2020-21 School Year Calendar

The West Linn-Wilsonville School District approved changes to the 2020-21 School Year Calendar to recognize canceled school days that occurred in February due to extensive power outages. The full calendars can be located on the district website. Key changes include:


  • The March 18-19 Conference Days for Primary Schools are now regular instructional days for all students;
  • The March 19 Conference Day for Middle Schools is now a regular instructional day for all students;
  • The last day of Quarter 3 for Middle and High Schools is now April 22;
  • The April 16 certified work day will now take place on April 23. That means that April 16 will be a regular instructional day for middle and high school students;
  • The last day of school for all schools is now June 22.

Board Selects New District Audit Firm

The West Linn-Wilsonville School Board approved a contract for a new District Audit Firm, Talbot, Korvola & Warwick, LLP. The firm was selected following a thorough Audit Service Committee selection process that included RFP reviews and firm interviews.


Talbot, Korvola & Warwick LLP will begin audit service with the 2020-21 fiscal year. West Linn-Wilsonville CFO Son Le Hughes thanked the District's previous audit firm, Wilcox Arredondo & Co, for their work in previous years.

Board Approves Bond Project Contracts

The West Linn-Wilsonville School Board awarded construction contracts for two substantial construction projects as part of the 2019 Capital Bond.


The first bid award was for renovation work at Bolton and Cedaroak Park Primary Schools. Renovation work will improve mechanical systems at both schools, including the implementation of air conditioning, higher-rated air filters, and improved general system reliability throughout classrooms at both schools.


The second bid award was for similar renovation work at Stafford Primary and Willamette Primary, including implementation of air conditioning, higher-rated air filters, and improved general system reliability throughout classrooms. The contract also includes safety and security improvements to school entrances and improvements to emergency power distribution.


Construction for both construction contracts is expected to begin this summer with completion expected by fall 2021. To read more, please access contract information in the BoardBook agenda.

Family Empowerment Center Launches "Back to Hybrid" Backpack Campaign — Donate Today!

The WLWV Family Empowerment Center received a $3,000 grant from the Rotary Club of Wilsonville in late February, going toward much-needed resources and supplies for West Linn-Wilsonville families. Some of those funds will be used to purchase new backpacks and school supplies for students returning to hybrid learning this month.


In addition to the generosity of the Rotary Club of Wilsonville, interested families can help make this fundraising campaign a success by donating any of the following items to the Family Empowerment Center.


  • Backpack
  • Lunchbox
  • Reusable Water Bottle
  • Face Covering (cloth)
  • Earbuds/Headphones for remote learning
  • Easy-to-open snacks
  • School Supplies i.e. pencils or notebooks


Donations will be accepted through March 19 and can be delivered to the school district’s Operations Center (2755 SW Borland Road, Tualatin) or to the Family Empowerment Center (located on the backside of Wilsonville High School) on weekdays between 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Families can also drop off donations at the West Linn Public Library beginning March 15. Library hours are 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Backpacks will be filled with supplies and given to students across the district. Thank you for your support of all West Linn-Wilsonville families and students!

Other Reports

Additional reports can be found by accessing the BoardBook agenda for the March 8 meeting. Reports include:


  • Regular Meeting Minutes 2-8-21
  • Work Session Minutes 2-22-21
  • Financial Report
  • Update to Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) WWEA

Upcoming Events

March 10 — First Day of Hybrid Learning for Grades 4-6: The West Linn-Wilsonville School District will welcome grades 4-6 for the beginning of in-person learning on Wednesday, March 10.


March 12 — No School (HIGH LEVEL ONLY): There will be no school for students in CDL/Hybrid for the High School Level on Friday, March 12 for staff training. Students in the WLWV K12 Online Program will have school.


March 15 — First Day of Hybrid Learning for Grades 7-12: The West Linn-Wilsonville School District will welcome students in grades 7-12 for the beginning of in-person learning on Monday, March 15.


March 22-26 — Spring Break (No School): There will be no school during the week of March 22-26 in recognition of Spring Break.

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.