School Board

2019-2020 SCHOOL BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Position: Chair
 

 

Jim Kildea
Phone # 541-929-7430
Term Expires: June 2021

Jim has served as a board member for the Philomath School District for the past 8 years. He and his wife Laura have lived within the Philomath School District for 21 years and they have 7 children who have attended or are attending school in this district. Jim is a Supply Chain Development Manager at Hewlett Packard.

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     Position: Vice Chair

Shelley Niemann
Phone # 541-307-0123
Email shelley.niemann@philomath.k12.or.us

Term Expires: June 2021

I have served on the Philomath School Board of Directors since 2017. My husband and I have two sons that attend schools in the district. Having roots that date back generations in the Philomath area as well as currently serving as the Executive Director of the Philomath Area Chamber of Commerce, I care deeply about this school district and surrounding community. Our youth are the future and we need to provide them with rich learning experiences and every opportunity to receive a high-quality, well-rounded education. I want to help students and staff succeed, and will support them toward that success through the means available to me as a board member. We are fortunate to live and learn in such a great community and I consider it a privilege to serve on the board.


Position: Director
 

 

Greg Gerding
Phone # 541-929-5360
Email greg.gerding@philomath.k12.or.us
Term Expires: June 2021

I have served on the Philomath School Board since 2017. I was born and raised in the Philomath area. My wife Judy and I both graduated from Philomath High School. Judy and I have three children and 10 grandchildren, nine of whom attend Philomath schools. I am a retired U.S. Navy Commander (Aviation) and Senior Systems Engineer (Northrop Grumman Space & Mission Systems). I also serve on the Corvallis-Benton County Library Advisory Board. I take seriously my commitment to Philomath Schools and our community.  We have a tremendous community here with wonderful families and people with a rich and full heritage. I commit my efforts on the school board to provide every student in our district with the resources, assistance, and environment to enable her or him to graduate on time and succeed at the next level of their choosing, whatever that be – college, job, military, or technical training.


Position: Director
Karen Skinkis
Phone # 541-929-7903
Email karen.skinkis@philomath.k12.or.us
Term Expires: June 2023
 

 


Position: Director
Anton Grube
Phone # 541-740-3908
Email anton.grube@philomath.k12.or.us
Term Expires: June 2023

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Responsibilities

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 Monday of each month at the District Office Board Room, 1620 Applegate St, unless otherwise noted on the agenda. 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 Janet Skaugset at the District Office 541-929-3169, at least two weeks prior to the meeting. 

Meeting Dates 2019-2020:

  • July 1 - 6:00 PM - District Office Board Room at 1620 Applegate St
  • Aug 19 - 7:00 PM - District Office Board Room at 1620 Applegate St
  • Sept 16 - 7:00 PM - District Office Board Room at 1620 Applegate St
  • Oct 21 - 7:00 PM - District Office Board Room at 1620 Applegate St
  • Nov 18 - 7:00 PM - District Office Board Room at 1620 Applegate St
  • Dec 16 - 7:00 PM - District Office Board Room at 1620 Applegate St
  • *Jan 27 - 7:00 PM - District Office Board Room at 1620 Applegate St 
  • *Feb 24 - 7:00 PM - District Office Board Room at 1620 Applegate St 
  • Mar 16 - 7:00 PM - District Office Board Room at 1620 Applegate St
  • Apr 20 - 7:00 PM - District Office Board Room at 1620 Applegate St
  • May 18 - 7:00 PM - District Office Board Room at 1620 Applegate St
  • June 15 - 7:00 PM - District Office Board Room at 1620 Applegate St
*Due to holidays, the meeting will be held on the 4th Monday.
 
 

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