School Board Meetings, Minutes & Board Clips

 

gavelGenerally, the Board of Directors of the Roseburg Public Schools conducts a School Board meeting twice monthly. These meetings are held on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month, with a few exceptions, and are held in the school district administration office board room located at 1419 NW Valley View Drive, Roseburg, Oregon beginning at 7:00 PM.

The School Board reserves the right to hold Special Meetings as deemed necessary.
The schedule for School Board Meetings is listed below under "Agendas":

 

  • Welcome to a School Board Meeting
  • Agendas
  • Board Clips
  • Board Meeting Minutes

Welcome to a School Board Meeting

We’re pleased you are thinking of taking the time to join us! As elected School Board members, we are interested in your concerns and opinions.

The Board members and the Administration invite you to a School Board meeting of the Roseburg Public Schools.
The Board serves as the vital link between the public and the schools. Accordingly, the public is strongly urged to keep informed about what is happening in the schools and to regularly visit with the leadership of individual schools. You are cordially invited to attend Board meetings and to take an active role in the educational affairs of our community.
Hopefully, this meeting will give you a better understanding of just how the district operates. We encourage public participation in our meetings and welcome your comments. Please review the procedure for public comments below if you are interested in addressing the Board. If you plan to just listen and learn, that is great! Just sit back and get a feel for “democracy in action.”
Thank you very much for considering joining us. Your continued interest in and support of our public schools will guarantee their excellence.

School Board Meetings

The Board generally meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month in regular session at 7:00 PM in the Board Room located at the District Administrative Offices, 1419 NW Valley View Drive, Roseburg, Oregon. These sessions are open to the public. The Chair presides over the meeting and moves the session through the agenda. The public sessions are governed by Robert’s Rules of Order. To take action on any item, a quorum (4 or more) of the Board must be present and at least four (4) of those members present must vote in favor of the item. The Superintendent and members of the Cabinet attend all meetings to assist the Board but do not have a vote. The Board Secretary keeps a record of all public sessions.


Special meetings and work sessions, also open to the public, are scheduled when needed. These sessions provide an opportunity for the School Board to examine specific issues more thoroughly.
Executive sessions, in accordance with Oregon law, are closed to the public. Some items the Board may discuss in executive session include: personnel matters, collective bargaining, property purchases, discussion with legal counsel, students’ confidential records, and expulsion of students. News media representatives may attend, but cannot report on these meetings. Any actions resulting from discussion in executive session must be taken in a public session. Notices of all meetings and meeting agendas are given to local news media and are distributed to all school offices.

What's on the Agenda?

T he agenda is arranged to address three major categories of business:
CONSENT AGENDA consists of routine items such as previous board minutes and routine personnel transactions. Normally, there is little or no discussion on these items.
ACTION ITEMS are addressed individually by the Board and usually include a report and recommendation from a district administrator.
REPORTS are presented for the Board’s information and require no formal action.

How to be Heard

Speaking to an Agenda Item:

The Board encourages your comments! By hearing from the public, the Board is able to make better-informed decisions.
Visitors who wish to speak to any agenda item may do so under “Public Participation.” If your intent is to influence a decision on any agenda item, be certain to speak on your issue prior to the board addressing the item during the first “Public Participation” opportunity. In addition, audience members who wish to comment on specific agenda items may be called upon by the Board Chair at the appropriate time, if your interest is known in advance.

When Speaking to the Board Remember To:

  1. State your name and address at the start of your testimony. Identify the organization, if any, that you represent.
  2. Keep your remarks brief. A good rule of thumb is to try to keep your testimony to three to five minutes. If you need more time, you may be granted additional time after others have spoken.
  3. Complaints about specific teachers, administrators or other staff members can not be discussed in open session. By law and public contract, the District must process these matters through a special complaint procedure. The Superintendent or any member of the Administrative Staff can get you a copy of the complaint procedure and explain how it works.


Board Response

Public participation is not intended as a forum for public debate. Questions raised may require further study or investigation by individual Board members, Board committees, the Superintendent or Administrative Staff. Normally, the Board will wait until it has considered the results of any investigation or reports on the issue raised before taking any action.

Speaking To An Item Not On The Agenda:

Comments on items not on the agenda may be presented during “Public Participation” at the beginning or end of the meeting.


Non-agenda items discussed are not likely to receive Board action. If you would like to see an item placed on the agenda, discuss it with the Superintendent’s office at least one week prior to the Board meeting.

Availability of Agendas

An agenda for regular Board meeting is prepared by the Superintendent and a copy given to each Board member at least 24 hours before the meeting. Copies of the agenda may be obtained from the District Office as early as the Monday before the scheduled meeting. Agendas will always be available for visitors at the start of each school board meeting.

The Role of the Superintendent

The Roseburg Public Schools’ Superintendent is hired by the Board. The Superintendent acts as the Board’s executive officer in administering its policies for operation of the schools. The Superintendent is available to the Board as a professional consultant and advises the Board on the needs and programs of the schools. In responding to public concerns or input, the Board usually acts through the Superintendent and Administrative Staff.

What Does the School Board Do?

The Roseburg Public Schools is governed by a seven member Board of Directors elected by the district’s registered voters.


The Board is a policy-making body and, within the framework of Oregon law, establishes policies that direct the school district; exercises control over the District’s educational financial duties; approves an annual budget and all expenditures; negotiates with employee groups to determine salaries and benefits; employs personnel; approves curriculum, textbooks, and courses of study; oversees transportation; determines the long-range direction of the District; and communicates with the community.


Board members cannot act individually in the name of the Board. Action can take place only when the Board is meeting in formal session with a majority of the members present. The Board realizes that it has an obligation to the patrons of the Roseburg Public Schools to plan the best possible program of education and to expend revenues wisely. The Board also is aware that it has the unique function to represent the schools to the community and the community to the schools.

Who Can Be a Board Member?

The seven Board members are elected ”at large” from the district to serve four-year terms. Terms are staggered so that under normal conditions no more than four positions become vacant in the same year.


To be eligible for election, a person must be a qualified voter and reside in the district for one year immediately preceding the election. Members of the Board serve without pay. Terms of office begin and end with the district’s fiscal year, July 1. Officers of the Board are elected annually at the first regular meeting.

Scheduled Meetings & Agendas

        2014-15

  • Wednesday, July 16, 2014  pdf
  • Wednesday, August 13, 2014 pdf
  • Wednesday, August 27, 2014 pdf
  • Wednesday, September 10, 2014 pdf
  • Wednesday, September 24, 2014 pdf
  • Wednesday, October 8, 2014pdf
  • Wednesday, October 22, 2014 pdf
  • Wednesday, November 12, 2014 pdf
  • Wednesday, December 10, 2014 pdf
  • Wednesday, January 14, 2015 pdf
  • Wednesday, January 28, 2015 pdf
  • Wednesday, February 11, 2015 pdf
  • Wednesday, February 25, 2015 pdf
  • Wednesday, March 11, 2015 pdf
  • Wednesday, April 8, 2015 pdf
  • Wednesday, April 22, 2015 pdf
  • Wednesday, May 13, 2015 pdf
  • Wednesday, May 27, 2015 pdf
  • Wednesday, June 17, 2015 pdf

 

       2013-14

 

       2012-13

 

 Board Clips

       2014-15

  • Wednesday, July 16, 2014  pdf
  • Wednesday, August 13, 2014 pdf
  • Wednesday, August 27, 2014 pdf
  • Wednesday, September 10, 2014 pdf
  • Wednesday, September 24, 2014 pdf
  • Wednesday, October 8, 2014pdf
  • Wednesday, October 22, 2014 pdf
  • Wednesday, November 12, 2014 pdf
  • Wednesday, December 10, 2014 pdf
  • Wednesday, January 14, 2015 pdf
  • Wednesday, January 28, 2015 pdf
  • Wednesday, February 11, 2015 pdf
  • Wednesday, February 25, 2015 pdf
  • Wednesday, March 11, 2015 pdf
  • Wednesday, April 8, 2015 pdf
  • Wednesday, April 22, 2015 pdf
  • Wednesday, May 13, 2015 pdf
  • Wednesday, May 27, 2015 pdf
  • Wednesday, June 17, 2015 pdf

 

       2013-14

 

     2012-13

 

Board Meeting Minutes

(posted following the next first regular School Board meeting each month after approved by the Board)

       2014-15

  • Wednesday, July 16, 2014  pdf
  • Wednesday, August 13, 2014 pdf
  • Wednesday, August 27, 2014 pdf
  • Wednesday, September 10, 2014 pdf
  • Wednesday, September 24, 2014 pdf
  • Wednesday, October 8, 2014pdf
  • Wednesday, October 22, 2014 pdf
  • Wednesday, November 12, 2014 pdf
  • Wednesday, December 10, 2014 pdf
  • Wednesday, January 14, 2015 pdf
  • Wednesday, January 28, 2015 pdf
  • Wednesday, February 11, 2015 pdf
  • Wednesday, February 25, 2015 pdf
  • Wednesday, March 11, 2015 pdf
  • Wednesday, April 8, 2015 pdf
  • Wednesday, April 22, 2015 pdf
  • Wednesday, May 13, 2015 pdf
  • Wednesday, May 27, 2015 pdf
  • Wednesday, June 17, 2015 pdf

 

        2013-14