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School Board POsition Vacancy

School Board POsition Vacancy

The Ontario School District seeks candidates to fill a vacated board term commencing September 2020.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and a resume (not required) to the OSD Board Secretary, Jolene Masterson


Letters of interest must be sent no later than Tuesday, August 25th at 5:00 pm.

Due to COVID-19 precautions, we prefer letters to be sent via email ( Letters can be dropped off at the District Office if needed.  

7/27/2020 Board Meeting:
In light of current public health concerns related to COVID-19, the July board meeting will take place via Zoom virtual meeting platform. Under the provision of ORS 192.670the meeting will be live-streamed via Zoom.
Work Session Zoom Link                               Board Meeting Zoom Link


(The Board Meeting may not start right at 7:00 pm. Please be patient and wait a few minutes for the meeting to begin. Thank you.)
Ontario School District Board of Education values public input. Please send written public comments or testimony to the Board Secretary, Jolene Masterson, at Testimony should be emailed to the Board Secretary on or before the Thursday before the scheduled meeting.

Setting Policy and Priorities, the OSD Board of Directors


The July Board Meeting will be hosted via Zoom virtual meeting platform at 7:00 p.m.

(Meeting agenda will be linked once the Board Chair and Vice Board Chair set the agenda)

July 27 Meeting Agenda


The Ontario School District's Board of Directors meets on the fourth Monday of each month at 7 p.m. in the District Administration Building, 195 S.W. 3rd Avenue unless otherwise specified. 

Ontario patrons, parents, staff, and students are encouraged to attend these meetings. Interested patrons wanting to make public comments may do so during the "Public Comments" section of the meeting. Public comment will be open for thirty minutes and comments must be kept under five minutes in length.

Ontario School District 8C Board of Directors:
(Left to Right) Board Chair Mike Blackaby, Director Eric Evans, Director Blanca Rodriguez,
Director Derrick Draper, and Vice Board Chair Renae Corn
Board director Draper with student of the month
Students gathered in yellow "kindness matters" t-shirts
Student with student of the month certificate
Students with their student of the month certificates
Students smiling
2018-2019 School Board of Directors at the class of 2019 graduation ceremony
Elementary students receiving student of the month award from Director Draper
Elementary student of the month giving "high-fives" to the board members
Aiken Elementary students reporting out to the audience at the board meeting
School board director Evans with student of the month
2018-2019 School Board of Directors at the class of 2019 graduation ceremony
Superintendent Albisu sharing a school board award with community members

Ontario School District Board Responsibilities

As per, Board Policy BA; The Board is responsible to the people for whose benefit the district has been established. Further, the Board’s current decisions will influence the future course of education in the Ontario schools. By virtue of this responsibility, the Board and each of its members must look to the future and to the needs of all district citizens.
This requires a comprehensive perspective and long-range plan in addition to addressing immediate problems.
The Board’s primary responsibility is to establish policies, purposes and programs and procedures which will best produce educational achievement.
The Board is charged with accomplishing this while also being responsible for wise management of available resources. The Board must fulfill these responsibilities by functioning primarily as a legislative body which formulates and adopts policy, by selecting an executive officer to implement policy and by evaluating the results.
Further, it must carry out its functions openly and seek the involvement of students, staff, and the public during its decision-making processes. In accordance with these principles, the Board, through its operations, will use the following guidelines to:
1. Concentrate the Board’s collective effort on policy-making and planning responsibilities;
2. Formulate Board policies that best serve each student’s educational interests;
3. Provide the superintendent with sufficient and adequate guidelines for implementing Board policies;
4. Maintain effective communication with the students, staff, and the public to maintain awareness of attitudes, opinions, desires, and ideas;
5. Conduct Board business openly, soliciting and encouraging broad-based involvement of the students, staff, and the public in the Board’s decision-making processes.
We appreciate the time and effort Mr. Blackaby, Mrs. Corn, Mr. Evans, Mrs. Rodgriquez, and Mr. Draper put forward into serving our students and staff. 

Important Policies

The Ontario School District encourages participation at our monthly Board Meetings! 
We want to make sure that everyone is heard and that everyone who wishes has their own time to speak. In order for the meeting to run in a timely manner certain policies have been enacted to regulate public participation. 
If you wish to speak at a meeting, please take a look over our Public Participation board policies.