Households affected by by the partial closure of the federal government may apply for National School Lunch and School Breakfast meal benefits. The income guidelines for free and reduced price school meals are based on annual income. Households may apply with the income received in the current month, projected for the month in which the application is completed or for the month prior to application. Free and reduced meal applications can be found on our website.
I want to be sure you are aware of some significant changes to interdistrict transfer options for the 2019-2020 school year. These changes will impact and eliminate Open Enrollment transfer requests.
Open Enrollment, enacted by the Oregon Legislature in 2011, created an additional enrollment option for students wishing to transfer between districts. The open enrollment statute contains a sunset provision, effective July 1, 2019.
What this means for districts and students:
There will be slots opened up in the Banks School District during the inter-district window, which will be in May. However, it is important to remember that students get the transfer approved by their resident district prior to submitting paperwork to Banks School District.
More to come as the Board of Directors will set Inter-District numbers during the April board meeting.
Banks School District
Parents and Students of Banks School District,
The District would like to announce that we are adding two student contact days at the end of the 2018-19 school year and have revised our calendar accordingly. This is a result of snow days and the District and Staff working together to add student contact time to the school year. The additional days will be on June 13-June 14, 2019. June 13th will be a full day and June 14th will be a half day. Previously, the last student day was June 12. Thank you for your attention to this.
- Banks School District
The first meeting of the Facilities Planning Committee will be October 9, 2018 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 will have two positions on the ballot in the May 21, 2019 election for the Banks School District School Board of Directors. The elections will be for Positions #3 and #5. These are 4 year terms.
Forms and instructions may be found the Washington County election website: www.co.washington.or.us/elections/forms.
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.
HB2747 Inter-District Transfers Open April 1, 2019
This type of transfer requires submission to and approval by BOTH resident and non-resident school district offices.
Inter-district transfers and stipulations for 2019-20 school year.
Resident and Nonresident Student Transfer Timelines
Allocations for Students “In and Out” by Grade Levels
Click here for Transfer In Form Click here for Transfer Out Form
GRADE LEVEL STUDENT ALLOCATION IN*
1st Grade 15
2nd Grade 0
3rd Grade 0
4th Grade 0
5th Grade 0
6th Grade 15
7th Grade 10
8th Grade 15
9th Grade 15
10th Grade 10
11th Grade 10
12th Grade 5 **
Banks School District will approve 10 transfers out of the district.
*Banks School District will work with other Districts, on a case by case basis within the
constraints of the law, to consider “hardship cases” (for student health/safety and/or emergency based on eminent danger) outside the scope of the allocations above. OAR 581-021-0019.
**On June 10, 2019 the Banks School District Board of Directors opened an additional 5 slots for the 2019-20 School Year.
Transfer Window: The Banks School District has designated April 1, 2019 as the opening of the window in which all applications for 2019-20 inter-district transfers, in and out of the District are accepted. Slots will remain open for the 2019-20 School Year until they are filled. In the event the District receives more applicants than the quota for each respective grade level, the District will hold a lottery.
Release of Students: Any student released by the Banks School District, via an inter-district transfer to another school district during for the 2018-19 school year, who wishes to be released for the 2019-20 school year to attend that school district and is accepted by that same District, does not need to make an inter-district transfer application for consent to attend from the Banks School District, and will be allowed to attend that district.
Applications will be processed after May 15th. If there are more applications received than available slots an equitable lottery will be held.
Families will be notified by mail.
Duration of Transfer: The District will honor each transfer for the duration of the inter-district transfer agreement if student meets the behavior and attendance requirements below:
NON-RESIDENT STUDENTS should contact their home school district office for transfer requirements.
All paperwork must be approved by the resident and non-resident district.