For videos of past board meetings, please see this link to our Vimeo page.  For board meeting agendas and minutes, beginning November 27th, 2017, visit our BoardBook page. For meetings prior to November 27th of 2017, 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 02 22 Board Meeting Agenda (Work Session) (revised)130.5 KiB205
2016 02 08 Board Meeting Agenda139.8 KiB343
2016 01 25 Board Meeting Agenda (work Session)128.9 KiB221
2016 01 11 Board Meeting Agenda136.4 KiB224
2015 12 14 Board Meeting Agenda (revised)191.1 KiB222
2015 11 23 Board Meeting Agenda (work Session) (revised)126.6 KiB247
2015 11 09 Board Meeting Agenda (revised)135.5 KiB259
Board Meeting Minutes
2015 06 08 Board Meeting Minutes118.8 KiB480
2015 05 18 Board Meeting Minutes (work Session)91.9 KiB434
2015 05 11 Board Meeting Minutes173.8 KiB556
2015 04 27 Board Meeting Minutes91.6 KiB290
2015 04 13 Board Meeting Minutes183.5 KiB391
2015 03 16 Board Meeting Minutes (Joint Work Session)91.1 KiB452
2015 03 09 Board Meeting Minutes109.3 KiB676