CANDIDATES FOR THE 2017 SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS
A total of 14 Oregon school districts among America’s largest school districts by enrollment will hold elections in 2017 for 50 seats. All of the elections are scheduled on May 16, 2017.
Here are several quick facts about Oregon’s school board elections in 2017:.
- The largest Oregon school district by enrollment with an election in 2017 is Portland Public Schools with 47,806 K-12 students in the 2014-2015 school year.
- The smallest Oregon school district among the nation’s largest with an election in 2017 is Greater Albany Public Schools with 9,409 K-12 students in the 2014-2015 school year.
If you’re in one of these districts, Oregon Education System needs you. With a new national administration, it will bring new opportunities to re-evaluate what is working and what isn’t. Typically 61.4% are incumbents re-elected and 40.5% ran unopposed. Status-quo is no longer and option, we need change that has a proven path and enough of the experimenting with unproven theories. Let’s get back to educating our students.
Beaverton – 3 seats up for election
Bend-La Pine – 4 seats
David Douglas – 3 seats
Eugene – 4 seats
Gresham-Barlow – 4 seats
Hillsboro – 3 seats
Medford – 4 seats
North Clackamas – 4 seats
Portland – 4 seats
Reynolds – 4 seats
Salem-Keizer – 3 seats
Springfield – 2 seats
Tigard-Tualatin – 2 seats
Filing deadline is March 16, 2017. Check with your county clerk – some areas may vary.
Deadlines are not always deadlines. There are a lot of positions that remain vacant. A number of vacant positions are filled via write-in votes, and after the election is confirmed, the remaining vacancies may be appointed. Many times the appointed person in a vacancy will get elected in a future election. Check into vacant positions for:
- Precinct Committee Person
- School Board Member
- City & County Fire District, Library, Transportation and other Boards
Also, service on a city or county committees.
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