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[CSD-News] CSD News, October 5, 2017

Provide your Feedback on the CSD Long Range Facilities Draft Plan

Several Community Information Nights are scheduled during the month of October at each school. Meetings will include an overview of the CSD long range facilities draft plan, specifics for the school where each meeting is held, and an opportunity for public feedback before the plan is finalized.  Please join us and provide your perspective. All meetings are from 6:30 - 8 pm. Childcare and Spanish interpreters are available.

Remaining meeting dates and locations are as follows:

October 9, Wilson Elementary School (gym)

October 10, Linus Pauling Middle School (auditorium)
October 11, Jefferson Elementary School (gym)

October 15, Hoover Elementary School (gym)
October 17, Mt. View Elementary School (library)
October 18, Adams Elementary School (library)

October 23, Franklin K-8 (gym)
October 24, Cheldelin Middle School (library)
October 25, Garfield Elementary (cafeteria)

The full draft plan is available online at the following link: https://www.csd509j.net/departments/facilities-and-maintenance/long-range-planning/facilities-planning-committee

The school board will be presented with a final draft in December. Questions about facilities planning may be directed to Facilities and Transportation Director, Kim Patten at 541-757-4487 or by email at kim.patten@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Sustainability in the Corvallis School District

On Saturday, October 7, the district will host an Eco-Charrette designed to gather input on sustainability goals for the long-range facilities plan. The meeting is open to the public and will be held on this Saturday, from 9 am – 11:30 am in the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library meeting room. This meeting is an opportunity for community members to learn about the district’s draft facilities plan and current sustainability activities. Participants will have the opportunity to brainstorm sustainability ideas and goals for the draft plan and will prioritize those goals. Registration is requested due to meeting room capacity. Please call 541-766-4856 or email communications@corvallis.k12.or.us if you plan to attend.

More information about sustainability in the Corvallis School District is available on our website: https://www.csd509j.net/departments/facilities-and-maintenance/sustainable-practices/

Budget Committee Vacancies Announced- Applications Due October 16

The Corvallis School Board acknowledged three vacancies on its 2018 Budget Committee at its regularly scheduled meeting on September 14, 2017.

Interested individuals are invited to submit a brief resume and a letter of interest including a signed statement that the applicant is able and willing to serve as a member of the budget committee and to adhere to the policies of the district by noon on Monday, October 16, 2017. Please send to Jennifer.Schroeder@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, or to Corvallis School District Finance and Operations, attn: Jennifer Schroeder, PO Box 3509J, Corvallis, OR 97339.

The Budget Committee has 14 members:  seven elected school board members and seven citizens appointed to three-year terms by the board. The citizen members are appointed by open vote of the School Board as openings occur. The Budget Committee meets approximately 2 to 3 times, primarily in late Spring (April to June), at evening meetings to approve the following year’s budget. Citizen members are encouraged to attend certain board meetings during the year when staff will update the Board on matters relating to the budget.


The recruitment schedule for these three open seats is as follows:

Monday, October 16 – applications due

October 17-November 3 – finance work group reviews applications

November 10 – finance director recommends appointments

November 16 School Board Meeting – appoint members


Questions may be directed to Jennifer Schroeder, Assistant to the Director of Finance and Operations, Corvallis School District, 541-757-5874 or jennifer.schroeder@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.



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