Superintendent Search Process Begins
Banks School District is beginning the process for the search for a new superintendent. Bob Huston is retiring June 30, 2015, after nine years with the district; the last three years as Superintendent. Please go to the District Links/Superintendent Search on the right hand side of this page for information on the search. Window to Leadership will be handling the superintendent search process for the Board of Directors. The meeting for community input for superintendent qualities and qualifications will take place on December 10, 2014 at 6 PM in the District Board Room. If you are not able to attend the community meeting, there is a quick survey that you can take to give your input to the Board. Please go to the District Links/Superintendent Search to access the survey.
Survey on Banks School District Native American Mascot
The Banks School District is seeking community input on the retention of the Braves mascot and the Brave head logo. Informal feedback the District has received would seemingly support the retention of the Braves mascot and Brave head logo. However, the District wishes to be objective and collect fresh opinions on the topic. Please complete the attached survey: http://tinyurl.com/bsdmascotsurvey
Thank you for your participation and comments.
Parent Survey for Washington County Early Learning and Parenting Hub Planning
In July 2014, The Oregon Community Foundation funded a planning grant to support and expand parenting education programs in the Banks community. Washington County Health and Human Services received this funding for our region. As a parent, you are being asked to participate in a survey about our community’s support of young families and the services you would like to see offered in our community.
Please click on a link below to complete the survey. Thank you for your participation.
School Based Health Center
Forest Grove School-Based Health Center is open and serving all students in the Forest Grove, Banks and Gaston School Districts. The center is located in Forest Grove High School. Primary care, dental screenings and mental health counseling services are available. For more information about the SBHC or to schedule an appointment, please call 503-359-4057.
LATE START beginning September 10
Late starts will occur each Wednesday, starting September 10, 2014 and run through the end of the school year, unless otherwise designated on the 2014-15 school year calendar. Students may arrive at school at 8:50 AM, the tardy bell rings at 9:10 AM on late start Wednesdays. We are planning to have bus routes begin 45 minutes later on these days.
The District has reviewed many plans and believes the 45-minute late start plan best addresses and accommodates our current and long term plans for meeting our goals for improving student learning through the new state mandated achievement compacts. These late starts will provide our teachers and assistants with collaboration time, which is not otherwise available. This late start plan will eliminate 3 full days of staff development.
School Board Meetings
The next regular meeting of the Banks School District Board of Directors is Monday, December 8. The work session starts at 5:30 PM. The work session is open to the public, and everyone is welcome to attend. The regular session starts at 7:00 PM. The work session and meeting will be held in the Board Room of the Banks School District Administration Building. The address is 12950 NW Main St., Banks.
Hazardous weather or unexpected emergencies may require changes in school and bus schedules. The decision to cancel classes or delay the start of school will be prior to 5:45 a.m. If schools are forced to close during the school day, every effort is made to contact parents. Notification will be posted on local television and radio stations and also on the district website. You can also receive information by subscribing to FlashAlert. To sign up for notifications, please go to www.flashalert.net.