School districts are some of the largest employers in our communities, and manage budgets in the millions of dollars, much of which comes directly from local property taxpayers.  For example, the City of Dayton manages a 2018-19 budget of $8.6 million.  The Dayton School District’s 2018-19 budget is $18 million. The School District budget is overseen by an elected board of volunteer community members on the School Board, but decisions they make rarely make it into the public awareness, even when they may impact hundreds of local employees, families, and taxpayers.  School Boards make decisions about things like which classes to offer, controversial curriculum like sex education, and what kinds of activities or services will be available to students.

Which is why you should attend meetings, and, if you can, consider running for school board. School board members are elected every other May in odd years, to 4 year terms.

DistrictScheduleLocation
Amity School Board
(website)
Second Wednesday
6pm
807 Trade St
Amity

Dayton School Board
(website)

Second Tuesday
7pm

780 Ferry Street
Dayton

McMinnville School Board
(website)

Second Monday
7:30pm – Business
Fourth Monday
7:30pm – Work Session


800 NE Lafayette Avenue
McMinnville

Newberg School Board
(website)

First and Third Monday
7pm

714 East 6th Street
Newberg

Sheridan School Board
(website)

Third Wednesday
6pm

435 S. Bridge St
Sheridan

Willamina School Board
(website)

Second Monday
7pm

1100 NE Oaken Hills Drive
Willamina

Yamhill Carlton School Board
(website)

Second Monday
6:30 Work Session
7pm Regular Session

120 N Larch Place
Yamhill