The first meeting of the Facilities Planning Committee will be October 9 at 6:00 PM in the District Board Room. The public is welcome to attend. There will be two additional meetings: November 13 and December 10.
Banks School District has a vacancy for the Banks School District School Board of Directors. The appointment is for Position #3. The appointment will be until 6/30/19. In May 2019 this position will be on the ballot for election.
Click here to download the Board Member Application. Applications are due by September 28. Interviews will be held October 8. Applicants will be contacted if selected for interviews.
Recently, using funds from a grant obtained from the Oregon Department of Education, Banks School District recently had DLR Associates conduct a thorough long-range assessment of the structures in the Banks School District. The assessment is designed to evaluate each of the buildings and the current state of each building. This long-range assessment process will lead to a formation of a long-range facilities committee that will be formed in the month of September. This committee will have the responsibility of planning a long-range vision of the facilities in the District. This is not necessarily planning for a specific building, but the overall vision of the District moving forward as it relates to academics and extra-currilcuar activities. This also has the potential to lead to a bond proposal for the Banks School District.
Please look for applications that will be posted on the website soon, if you would like to apply to be part of the committee. The committee will consist of parents, community members, and District staff members. The time commitment will be three meetings in October, November, and December. If you have any questions, please call me at 503-324-8591.
Banks School District
This summer meals at no charge are available to all children and teens 1-18 years olds. To find the nearest summer meal site, text "FOOD" to 877877 or call 1-866-348-6479 (1-866-3-HUNGRY) or visit www.Summerfoodoregon.org
Transfers are required for students to attend a school other than their "home school" - the school assigned based on the parent/guardian's legal address of residence.
Open Enrollment - House Bill 3681
This process is now closed
Open enrollment requests must be submitted between March 1-30, 2018
Students residing in other school districts who wish to attend a school in the Banks School District may submit their application for an HB3681 transfer only for a school/grade with open slots. If there are more applications than available slots, the District will conduct a lottery to fill the slots. This type of transfer does not require permission from the resident district.
Open slots were approved by the School Board at the February 12, 2018 meeting. Forms will be available March 1, 2018
Open Enrollment Numbers:
Kindergarten - 10 1st - 6 2nd - 1 3rd - 8 4th - 9 5th - 4 6th - 6 7th - 9 8th - 0
9th - 5 10th - 2 11th - 5 12th - 0
Click here for Open Enrollment Form 2018-19
HB2747 Inter-District Transfers Open May `1-31, 2018
This process is now closed
This type of transfer requires submission to and approval by BOTH resident and non-resident school district offices.
May 1-31, 2018 application window
The Banks School District Board of Directors voted on the number of open slots for students applying to attend a different school district and to attend the Banks School District April 9, 2018.
K-8 - 0
9th - 5
10th - 5
11th - 5
The Banks School District Board of Directors voted to not limit the number of students leaving the district underHB2747 during the May 1-31, 2018 application window.
Please check with your home district for their timelines and process. By May 31, 2018, students who wish to attend a school in the Banks School District may submit their application for a standard inter-district transfer only for a school/grade with open slots. If there are more applications than available slots, the District will conduct a lottery to fill the slots. Please click here for the 2018-19 Transfer In form.
Students residing in Banks School District wishing to attend another district may submit their application for release by May 31, 2018. This type of transfer also requires a separate application and permission from the receiving district. Please click here for the 2018-19 Transfer Out form.
Every year the district reports to the community on the district's complaince or non-compliance to the Division 22 standards. Banks School District is in compliance of all Division 22 standards. Click here to review the 2018 Division 22 Standards Compliance Report. This was reported to the community in the January 8, 2018 board meeting.
The Special Education Department is committed to meeting the needs of students who have educational handicaps by embracing the individual differences of our students and striving to help each student achieve academic and social success.
Special education services are available at each school within the Banks School District to serve students who have been identified as eligible for special education services. Students identified as eligible for special education services must meet the following two requirements:
Transition services (ages 18- 21) are available to special education students who graduate with a Modified Diploma, Extended Diploma, or Alternative Certificate. The district begins developing a transition plan and services when a disabled child reaches at least age 16.
The Northwest Regional Education Service District (NWRESD) provides educational services for eligible children birth to kindergarten. For children younger than kindergarten, please call NWRESD at 503-614-1446.
Contact the Student Services office at 503-324-5151 if you have any questions or input regarding special education services or programs at the Banks School District.
Identifying Children with Disabilities
The Banks School District seeks 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.
Parents, guardians, or anyone who knows of a child (ages 5 through 21) with a disability currently not receiving educational services are asked to notify the the District's Special Education Department at 503-324-5151.
Hello Banks School District Families,
The forecast calls for excessive heat this week, so please have your students dress in light, but appropriate clothing, and send them to school with refillable water bottles, if possible. We will do all we can to ensure students are as cool and comfortable as possible, and that recess and PE activities are modified as needed to keep them safe.
Banks School District
OAR 581-021-0559 mandates that school districts report annually on restraint and seclusion use. Here is a link to our report for the 2016-2017 School Year.
The Banks Board of Education and School District prohibits discrimination and harassment on any basis protected by law, including but not limited to, an individual’s perceived or actual race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, marital status, age, mental or physical disability or perceived disability, pregnancy, familial status, economic status, veterans’ status, or because of the perceived or actual race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, marital status, age, mental or physical disability or perceived disability, pregnancy, familial status, economic status, veterans’ status of any other persons with whom the individual associates. For a complaint form please see Board Policy AC-AR. Please send the form to Jeff Leo, Superintendent.
“Sexual orientation” means an individual’s actual or perceived heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality or gender identity, regardless of whether the individual’s gender identity, appearance, expression or behavior differs from that traditionally associated with the individual’s sex at birth.