Seeking Budget Committee Members

The David Douglas School District has two openings for its 2017-18 Budget Committee. The District is seeking District residents to fill the positions.

The Budget Committee is made up of 14 members. Seven members are the current School Board members, while the remaining seven, including the vacant positions, are District residents appointed by the School Board.

The function of the Budget Committee is to approve a budget for the 2018-19 school year. The Budget Committee does not determine programs, but only levels of spending. Once the Budget Committee approves a budget, the School Board will make the final adoption.

Budget Committee members are appointed for a 3-year term, and they must be residents of the David Douglas School District. The appointed members of the budget committee cannot be officers, agents or employees of the District [ORS 294.414(4), renumbered from 294.336(4)]. An agent, generally, is someone who is authorized to act for the District, or who can make commitments or sign contracts in the name of the District. ​

The 2017-18 Budget Committee is scheduled to meet on Monday, April 30, 2018. Additional meetings, if necessary, have been scheduled for May 1, 7 and 8​. The School Board must adopt the 201​8-19 budget by June 30.

People interested in serving as a David Douglas School District Budget Committee member should submit a letter or email of interest no later than Wednesday, Jan. 31. It should include educational and/or professional background information, and/or other information indicating qualifications for serving. Applicants must also include their home address.

Send a letter to: Special Projects, David Douglas School District, 11300 NE Halsey St., Portland, 97220, or send an email to