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4J Budget, Equity Committees Seeking Applicants

Friday, September 1, 2017 22:08

Applications open through September 22

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Equity Committee 

Are you looking for a way to get involved in our local public schools at the district level, without a weekly time commitment? Do you have interest and expertise to bring to a districtwide committee?

Eugene School District 4J is seeking community members interested in serving on the district’s volunteer budget committee and equity committee. There are openings for multi-year terms on each committee.

The budget committee examines the district’s budget and approves a budget to recommend to the school board for adoption. (learn more about the budget committee and about its roles and responsibilities)

The equity committee’s mission is to advise the district and act as community catalyst in improving student success among students from racial and ethnic minority groups and economically disadvantaged backgrounds, GLBTQ students, students who have disabilities and students who speak languages other than English. (learn more)

Applications are due Friday, September 22. Members with expired terms may reapply.

How to apply

There are two steps to the application process:

  • Candidates for either committee must submit an application by Friday, September 22.
    Budget Committee Application  |  Equity Committee Application
  • Equity committee candidates will be contacted to arrange next steps.
  • Budget committee candidates should attend the school board meeting on Wednesday, October 4, at 7 p.m., and briefly speak to the board about their interest in and qualifications for the position, at the 4J Education Center, 200 N. Monroe St., Eugene.
  • The board will appoint applicants to the committees on Wednesday, October 18, at 7 p.m.

Requirements

Budget committee applicants must be registered voters and must live within the boundaries of Eugene School District 4J. Equity committee applicants are not required to live in 4J but preference will be given to district residents. Applicants do not need to be parents of students in 4J schools. Eugene School District employees are not eligible to apply for appointment to either committee.

Term of service

The budget committee is expected to meet several times over the school year, beginning in or around December and ending in May or June. Meetings are normally scheduled on Monday evenings. New appointees may also be expected to participate in an orientation in the fall.

The equity committee meets once each month. Subcommittees may meet more often than that. Meetings of the full committee are normally scheduled on Thursday afternoons.

The appointed committee members will fill positions with specific term lengths. If appointees wish to serve longer, they may apply for reappointment at the end of their term.

Questions?

Learn more about the budget committee or call 541-790-7629.
Learn more about the equity committee or call 541-790-7737.

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Budget Committee
Equity Committee 

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