The Eugene School Board is the elected board of directors that governs and sets the policy direction for Eugene’s K–12 public education system.
The seven-member board derives its legal authority from the statutes of the State of Oregon.
The board selects the superintendent as the district’s executive officer and delegates the responsibility for implementing its policies and plans to the superintendent. The board also has the annual responsibility of adopting a balanced school district budget. Board members serve without pay.
Board members are elected from the district at large, not from geographical zones. Board elections occur in May of each odd numbered year. The four-year term of office for board members begins on July 1 immediately following the election.
When a position on the board is vacated before the end of the term, the position will be open for election at the next school board election. The school board will solicit applicants and select by majority vote a community member to appoint to the vacant position until June 30 following the next regular election.
To be eligible to serve on the board, a person must be a registered voter in the school district, must have been a resident of the district for one year immediately preceding the election, and may not be an employee of the district or any charter school within the district.
More information available from the Oregon School Boards Association.