School Board

Notice of School Board Vacancy

Following the resignation of Board member, Anton Grube, notice is hereby given that Position #2 on the Philomath School District 17J Board of Education was vacated on July 14, 2022. A new member will be appointed by a majority vote of the current Board of Education on or after August 9, 2022.

Appointment term is through June, 2023.

Anyone interested in filling the position must submit a candidate application and questionnaire form by 2:00pm on Friday, August 5, 2022 to the Philomath School District;

1620 Applegate St, Philomath, OR 97370

Live streaming of School Board meetings HERE on the Philomath School District Youtube page.


Meeting Schedule Agendas & Reports Board Policies


  Name Position Contact
Rick Wells Position 1: Chair
 Term Expires: June 2023
Vacant Position Position 2
Joe Dealy Position 3: Vice Chair
 Phone #541-760-3425
 Term Expires: June 2025
Erin Gudge


Erin Gudge

Position 4
 Term Expires: June 2025
Karen Skinkis Position 5
 Term Expires: June 2023


The Philomath School Board is responsible for providing a quality educational program for approximately 1,600 students in grades K-12. Their main job is to set District Policy. Board members serve four-year terms on a volunteer basis. 


Board Meeting Schedule

School Board meetings are currently held the third Thursday of each month at the District Office Board Room, 1620 Applegate St, unless otherwise noted. All meetings are open to the public except for executive sessions as authorized by law. Time is set aside at the business meeting for public comments. Meetings typically begin at 7:00 p.m. To place an item on the agenda, contact Lillian Edmonds at the District Office 541-929-3169, at least two weeks prior to the meeting. 

Meeting Dates 2022-23:

  • July 13, 2022 *                7:30 PM - District Office Boardroom at 1620 Applegate Street
  • August 18, 2022             7:00 PM - District Office Boardroom at 1620 Applegate Street
  • September 15, 2022      7:00 PM - District Office Boardroom at 1620 Applegate Street
  • October 20, 2022            TBD
  • November 17, 2022        TBD
  • December 15, 2022         TBD
  • January 19, 2023              TBD
  • February 16, 2023            TBD
  • March 16, 2023                 TBD
  • April 20, 2023                    TBD
  • May 18, 2023                     TBD
  • June 15, 2023                     TBD
* These meetings are scheduled on alternate dates, due to scheduling conflicts.

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