School Board Elections

  • Interested in running for a seat on the school board?

    Apply with the elections office by March 21 

    In May, an election will be held for the purpose of electing board members to fill the three positions available at Riverdale School District. We encourage any qualified voter who desires to be a candidate to file a completed application with the Multnomah County Elections Division by the deadline — 5 p.m., Thursday, March 21. To qualify, you must be a current resident of the district, having resided in the district for a minimum of one year. 

    Riverdale’s open board positions:

    Each term begins in July 2019

    • Position 2 Director, 4-year term ending June 30, 2023 [currently held by Paul Spellman]
    • Position 3, Director, 2-year unexpired term ending June 30, 2021 [currently vacant]
    • Position 4 Director, 4-year term ending June 30, 2023 [currently held by Joe Prats]


    How to apply:

    Candidate applications are available at the Multnomah County Elections Office, located at 1040 SE Morrison St. Portland. Applications are also available on the Elections Division website by selecting the SEL 190 District Candidate Filing form

    About Riverdale’s School Board:

    Riverdale’s five-member school board is our district’s policy-making body — responsible for providing an educational program for students living within the district. To accomplish its role, the board:

    • Determines the long range direction of the district
    • Establishes policies that direct the instructional and support programs
    • Communicates with the community
    • Employs and evaluates the superintendent
    • Negotiates with employee groups to determine salaries and benefits
    • Calls elections on bond proposals
    • Approves the annual budget 


    Learn more at www.riverdaleschool.com/board. Board members serve a crucial role for our district, and we appreciate their countless hours of service in support of our students. Thank you in advance to those considering running for a seat on our school board. 

    Resource:

    The Oregon School Board Association has created an informational guide for board candidates, with topics including running your campaign; what being a board member means to you, your family and your community; what a school board does; and how much time board service requires.

Riverdale School Board

  • The five-member Riverdale School Board is the policy-making body of our school district. It is responsible for providing an educational program for students living within the district. 

    To accomplish its role, the board:

    • Determines the long range direction of the district
    • Establishes policies that direct the instructional and support programs
    • Communicates with the community
    • Employs and evaluates the superintendent
    • Negotiates with employee groups to determine salaries and benefits
    • Calls elections on bond proposals
    • Approves the annual budget 


    All Riverdale School Board regular meetings begin at 6 p.m. and are open to the public. Meetings are held at the Riverdale Grade School Commons, unless otherwise noted. Public participation time is scheduled at the end of each regular meeting to allow community members the opportunity to share information or concerns about educational issues.  

    In addition to the regular meetings, the board has scheduled work study sessions. Work study sessions are special meetings in which the board meets but does not intend to take any action. Work sessions enable the board to gather information and discuss and review various aspects of an issue. Like regular meetings, work study sessions are open to the public. These meetings are held at the Riverdale Grade School Commons, unless otherwise noted, and typically begin at 4:30 p.m.

Upcoming Board Meetings

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Board Members

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Letters from the Board