For videos of past board meetings, please see this link.  For board meeting agendas and minutes, please see the list at the bottom of this page.

Board Meeting Information

A meeting occurs when a quorum is present to receive information or to decide or deliberate on any public matter. All board meetings shall be conducted in public unless specifically exempt. The board may elect to discuss private matters of personnel, site acquisition, collective bargaining and/or pending litigation in closed (executive) session.

The Silver Falls School Board meets on the second Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. in the Silverton Community Center (city council chambers) unless there is a conflict with a city council meeting. Board work sessions are regularly scheduled for the fourth Monday of each month. Work session meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. in the school district office. Special meetings are scheduled as necessary.

Public Comments at Board Meetings

The board encourages public comment in order to make better informed decisions. To expedite public comment and make judicious use of time the following practices are strongly encouraged:

  • Contact the district superintendent at least one week prior to the meeting and ask to be placed on the agenda.
  • Give the superintendent as much detail as possible about your comments so that background information can be developed for board consideration prior to the meeting.

The board has established the following guidelines to accommodate public testimony:

  • Get recognition from the Board Chair before speaking.
  • Give testimony from the designated place.
  • Keep comments concise and avoid repetition.
  • Be specific about what you want the board to do.
  • The board may delay action to a future meeting in order to allow time for study and research.

It may be necessary for the board to establish limits on the length of testimony in order to accommodate all who want to speak. The board believes that issues related to most items can be adequately presented, including questions and clarification, in ten minutes or less.

For more information about Silver Falls School District, please contact: Andy Bellando at or by telephone at 503-873-5303.

Board Meeting Agendas
2016 10 10 Board Meeting Agenda (updated)140.4 KiB108
2016 09 26 Board Meeting Agenda (work Session) (updated)136.8 KiB105
2016 09 12 Board Meeting Agenda (updated)139.7 KiB104
2016 08 15 Board Meeting Agenda (extended Work Session) (revised)204.6 KiB115
2016 08 08 Board Meeting Agenda (update 2)141.1 KiB126
2016 07 11 Board Meeting Agenda (updated)142.5 KiB158
2016 06 27 Board Meeting Agenda (work Session)129.3 KiB126
Board Meeting Minutes
2016 07 11 Board Meeting Minutes116.6 KiB137
2016 06 27 Board Meeting Minutes (work Session)112.1 KiB88
2016 06 13 Board Meeting Minutes140.8 KiB140
2016 06 01 Board Meeting Minutes (special Session)69.1 KiB164
2016 05 23 Board Meeting Minutes (work Session)91.8 KiB132
2016 05 09 Board Meeting Minutes239.1 KiB142
2016 04 25 Board Meeting Minutes (work Session)81.7 KiB154