School Board Elections
School Board Candidates Forum Wednesday, April 12, 2017
The District hosted a School Board Candidates Forum on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the Beaverton High School cafeteria.
Candidates had an opportunity to give an opening statement, respond to audience/moderator questions (Zone 7 candidates only), and give a closing statement.
Listen to the Forum
For more information, please contact the Communications & Community Involvement Department at 503-356-4360.
Candidate Biographical Information
Board Zone 7 Vacancy
Board Vice-Chair Linda Degman resigned her board position, effective immediately, citing personal and professional reasons.
The school board zone 7 position will appear on the May 16 ballot. Those interested in being a candidate must file by March 16, 2017 with the Washington County Elections Office. We expect the Washington County elections office to begin accepting filings for the zone 7 position on March 7, 2017. Board positions 1, 2, 4, and 5 remain on the ballot.
To qualify, candidates must be a registered voter; live within the School Board Zone 7; live in the District for one year immediately preceding the election; and cannot be an employee of the District.
Though candidates are nominated from the Board Zone they live in, voters in the District elect them at-large. Please visit the Beaverton School District School Board web page for more information and to view Zone Maps.
Filing forms and instructions can be found at the Washington County web site or candidates may pick up the forms at the Washington County Elections Office, 3700 SW Murray Blvd., Beaverton, OR 97005. For elections-related questions, please call 503-846-5823.
At their Business Meeting on Monday, March 13, 2017, the Board voted to defer appointment to the zone 7 vacancy until after the election on May 20, 2017. Their intention is to appoint the winner of the election to serve as interim Board member for Zone 7 until their elected term begins on July 1, 2017.
At the meeting, the Board selected Becky Tymchuk as the new Vice-Chair.
Four School Board positions (4-year terms) will be on the ballot on May 16, 2017:
- Zone 1 - currently held by Susan Greenberg
- Zone 2 - currently held by Anne Bryan
- Zone 4 - currently held by Donna Tyner
- Zone 5 - currently held by LeeAnn Larsen
Filing forms and instructions can be found at the Washington County website or candidates may pick up the forms at the Washington County Elections Office, 3700 SW Murray Blvd., Beaverton, OR 97005. For elections-related questions, please call 503-846-5823. Candidates must file with the Washington County Elections office by March 16, 2017. The deadline to file a candidate statement for the Voter's Pamphlet is March 20, 2017.
- candidates must be a registered voter, U.S. citizen, at least 18 years or older
- live within the School Board Zone they wish to represent
- live in the District for one year immediately preceding the election
- cannot be an employee of the District.
Though candidates are nominated from the Board Zone they live in, voters in the District elect them at-large. Each Board member has several school assignments that may or may not be in their zone. Please visit the Beaverton School District School Board web page for more information and to view Zone Maps.
"Get on Board" campaign urges candidates to run for school boards
The May 2015 election saw the lowest number of school board candidates in a decade, even though these locally elected positions can have profound effects on young people – our future. Local board members establish budgets and policy, hire the chief executive, and more. It is vital volunteer work that changes lives.
The Oregon School Boards Association (OSBA) has launched the "Get on Board" campaign to encourage sitting board members to offer their expertise for another term, urge motivated community members to accept the challenge of volunteer board work, and persuade persons of color to run.
To prepare prospective board members, OSBA's Board Development team is offering two webinars in February 2017. This is your opportunity to learn more about how boards function before you decide whether to run.
Please take this opportunity to "Get on Board" and help make the decisions that will shape our children's future.