Banks School District - News and Updates


Jeff Leo has been hired as the new Superintendent for Banks School District. Please see the press release for more information on Mr. Leo.  He starts July 1, 2015.

Three School Board positions will be on the May Ballot

Three Banks School Board positions will be on the ballot in the May 19, 2015 election.  

Position 3 is currently held by Laurie Schlegel and Position 5 is currently held by Kathy Edison.  Position 4 is held by Ron Frame, who was appointed October 28, 2013.  Position 3 and position 5 are for four-year terms, starting July 1, 2015.  Position 4 is for a two-year term, staring July 1, 2015 and ending June 30, 2017.

The deadline for filing is March 19.  Election information and forms are available online at the Washington County Elections website:

 Budget Committee Openings

If you are interested in serving your community as a member of the District Budget Committee, please print out a Budget Committee Application and submit the completed form to the District Office. You can find a link to the Application in the Forms section of the District Links menu.


Radon Testing Results

On January 16, 2015, the district completed radon testing.  Please click on the link for the radon test report.  Feel free to contact the district if you have any questions.

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.

English version: 

Spanish version:


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 

School Board Meeting

 The next regular meeting of the Banks School District Board of Directors will be Monday, May 11, 2015.  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 the regular board meeting will be held in the Board Room of the Banks School District Administration Building. The address is 12950 NW Main St., Banks.  

 In addition, there will be a meeting of the Bond Core Management Committee on April 27 at 6:00 PM in the Board Room.


Banks School District
12950 NW Main Street
Banks, Oregon 97106
Phone: 503.324.8591
Fax: 503.324.6969


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


Identification of Disabled Students

The Banks School District  is seeking assistance in locating children with disabilities (birth through age 21) who have not graduated from high school and currently are not attending nor receiving other special services from public schools.


Oregon and federal law mandate educational services for children with disabilities. Banks School District provides educational programs and services for eligible children from kindergarten through high school. Services provided are appropriate to each child's disability. 

The Northwest Regional Education Service District (NWRESD) provides educational services for eligible children from birth to kindergarten.


Parents, guardians, or anyone who knows of a child (age five through 21*) with a disability currently not receiving educational services are asked to notify the Student Services Office at 503-324-3111.  


* For children younger than kindergarten, please call the NWRESD at 503-614-1446.


  Reporting Student Safety Issues 

Banks School District encourages students, parents, staff, and all community members to report any safety issues directly to our Leadership Team. If you have any questions or concerns, you can call Bob Huston at 920.242.7172.

Restraint and Seclusion Report 

OAR 581-021-0559 mandates that school districts report annually on restraint and seclusion use. Here is a link to our report for the 2013-14 School Year.

We're happy you've chosen to educate your child in the Banks School District.

Our Mission is to provide the best facilities, most challenging curriculum, highest qualified, dedicated staff and broadest variety of opportunities. Visit our school web sites to learn more about each school.

Banks School District

Banks School District Vision Statement

To engage, challenge and prepare every student to realize their potential in learning and life.

District Newsletter Online

The September 2014 Banks School District Newsletter is available online.  Just click on "Newsletters" at the top of this page.