WLWV School Board Briefs

May 19, 2020

The West Linn-Wilsonville School Board held a public work session on Monday, May 18. The following are select highlights from that meeting.

School Board Honors Senior Class of 2020 with Resolution

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The West Linn-Wilsonville School Board passed Resolution 2019-20 on May 18, honoring the High School Senior Class of 2020 for all of their accomplishments.

The resolution joins proclamations from both the City of West Linn and Wilsonville, announcing the week of June 1 as "Senior Class of 2020 Week". Thank you to the West Linn-Wilsonville community for your help in celebrating our seniors!

2019-20 Resolution:

BE IT RESOLVED, that the West Linn-Wilsonville School Board of Directors congratulates and honors the school work and completion of credits by the High School Senior Class of 2020,

WHEREAS, the circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic resulted in an abrupt closure of school buildings, enforced social distancing and the launch of Distance Learning, and

WHEREAS, the Class of 2020 this spring has experienced the cancelation of important in-person celebrations, traditions and activities such as award ceremonies, robotics competitions, musical performances, theatre productions, athletic events and activities, artistic showcases, Prom, May Day, Spring Fest, and

WHEREAS, the Class of 2020 will be experiencing their high school graduation ceremony through social distancing guidelines, and

WHEREAS, the Class of 2020 has been patient, understanding, creative, inspiring and resilient through each of these changes and layers of loss,

THEREFORE, the West Linn-Wilsonville School District Board of Directors joins our cities, neighbors and communities of West Linn and Wilsonville by declaring the week of June 1-5, 2020 as “Honoring the High School Senior Class of 2020” week.

Bond Project Contract Approval — Technology Projects for Spring 2020

The West Linn-Wilsonville School Board approved technology purchases under the 2019 Capital Bond during the May 18 meeting. Projects include:

  • Improving the district's server environment
  • Upgrading phone systems
  • Implementing a new Student Information System
  • Replacing clock systems
  • Adding student and staff devices.

Technology will begin this spring and continue over the life of the 2019 Capital Bond. To learn more about other 2019 Capital Bond projects, please visit the bond website.

Board Updates Policies

The West Linn-Wilsonville School Board amended four policies to align with both Oregon School Board Association recommendations and West Linn-Wilsonville practices.

Updated policies include:

Other Reports

The School Board approved two conditional resolutions to reduce staff workdays and amend the 2019-20 school calendar pending West Linn-Wilsonville Education Association and Oregon School Employees Association decisions. The proposed furlough days are pending a final vote by licensed and classified association members. The district will provide more information as it is available.

Proposed Amended Contracts: Reduced Work Days

Proposed Updated School Calendar 2019-20

Board Video/Resources

Upcoming Events

May 21 & 22 — Retrieval of Middle School Students’ Items (Check your school’s schedule)

May 25 — Memorial Day (Distance Learning Posted Following Day)

May 29 — Seniors’ Last Day

May 29 — Budget Listening and Learning Session in the form of an online webinar and survey

June 2, 3, 4 — Senior Graduation Ceremonies

June 5 — Last Day of School

June 8 — Superintendent's Budget Message (the Budget Committee receives the budget message and proposed budget document)

June 22 — Budget Committee Work Session

June 24 — Additional Budget committee Work Session (if needed)

June 29 — Budget Hearing and Adoption

June 30 — Last day to adopt the 2020-21 Budget

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.