WLWV School Board Briefs
April 6, 2021
The West Linn-Wilsonville School Board held a public meeting on Monday, April 5. The following are highlights from that meeting.
WLWV Receives Government Finance Officers Association Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting
The Government Finance Officers Association recently announced that the West Linn-Wilsonville School District has received GFOA's Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting on March 26. The Board recognized the district's Business Office as well as WLWV students who helped to make the award a reality.
The award represents a significant achievement by the entity. In order to be eligible for the PAFR award, a government must also submit its comprehensive annual financial report to GFOA’s Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting Program for the current fiscal year. Each eligible report is reviewed by judges who evaluate the report based on the following categories: reader appeal, understandability, distribution methods, creativity and other elements.
The school district's business office worked with Evergreen State Graduate Student Joshua Fike and WLWV high school students to create a report that met the PAFR standards. Wilsonville High School students Khoa Bui and Kate Jeffries joined West Linn High School's Kendall MacDonald to engage in the project as part of a Internship through CREST. In addition to earning the prestigious award, the process informed district practices in putting together budget reports moving forward into the future.
Board Recognizes Clackamas ESD Superintendent Jada Rupley
Board Receives Information about Recent Ready Schools, Safe Learners Guidance
The District is currently researching the feasibility of implementing the new guidance this school year to see whether or not it would be possible to return to a 5 day per week in-person learning schedule. While the new guidance includes 3 feet of distance for students in the classroom, 6 feet of distance is still required in hallways, during arrival and dismissal, in libraries, while eating, in band, choir, and PE courses, and in other instances during the school day. There are many challenges the district would still need to work through before any change to the Hybrid Model would be implemented.
Board Engages in First Reading of Pension Bond Program
The Oregon Education Districts Pension Bond Program would allow the District to issue revenue bonds to finance pension liability for potential long-term savings.
Read the full memo in the Board Meeting Agenda.
- Financial Report
- Bond Resolution: Auditorium Addition at Wilsonville High School Project Contractor Qualification
- Board Video
April 19 — School Board Work Session: The West Linn-Wilsonville School Board will hold a public work session on Monday, April 19, beginning at 5 p.m. The Board will hold this meeting in person and interested members of the public are asked to join virtually to abide by social distancing requirements.
April 22 — Last Day of Q3: April 22 is the last day of Quarter 3 for middle and high school students. There is no school on Friday, April 23.