ORS 334.100¹
Organization of board
  • meetings
  • quorum
  • compensation

(1) Each education service district board shall meet during July and organize by electing one of its members chairperson and one vice chairperson, each of whom shall serve until a successor is elected and qualified. No member shall serve as chairperson for more than two years in succession.

(2) Regular meetings of an education service district board shall be held on meeting dates determined by the board. Special meetings may be held on dates to be determined by the board.

(3) Members of the education service district board shall receive no compensation for their services, but shall be reimbursed for all traveling and other expenses necessarily incurred in performing their duties as members of the board.

(4) A majority of the members of the education service district board shall constitute a quorum. A lesser number may meet and adjourn from time to time and compel the presence of absent members. The affirmative vote of a majority of members of the board is required to transact any business.

(5) Any duty imposed upon the education service district board as a body must be performed at a regular or special meeting and must be made a matter of record. The consent to any particular measure obtained of individual members when the board is not in session is not an act of the board and is not binding upon the district. [Amended by 1963 c.544 §34; 1965 c.100 §177; 1975 c.477 §8; 1975 c.647 §29c; 1975 c.770 §41a; 1981 c.131 §5]

Note: Sections 10 to 15, chapter 828, Oregon Laws 2005, provide:

Sec. 10. Definitions. As used in sections 11 to 14 of this 2005 Act, "pilot education service district" means:

(1) The Willamette Education Service District;

(2) The High Desert Education Service District; and

(3) The Northwest Regional Education Service District. [2005 c.828 §10]

Note: The amendments to section 10, chapter 828, Oregon Laws 2005, by section 1, chapter 589, Oregon Laws 2007, become operative June 30, 2010. See section 2, chapter 589, Oregon Laws 2007. The text that is operative on and after June 30, 2010, is set forth for the user’s convenience.

Sec. 10. As used in sections 11 to 14, chapter 828, Oregon Laws 2005, "pilot education service district" means the Northwest Regional Education Service District.

Sec. 11. Board of directors; appointment; election; zones; vacancies. (1) Notwithstanding ORS chapter 334, the board of directors of a pilot education service district shall consist of nine members as follows:

(a) Five directors shall represent zones established under ORS 334.032 (Zones) and shall be elected by the boards of the component school districts;

(b) Four directors shall be appointed by the directors described in paragraph (a) of this subsection, including one at-large director and a director representing each of the following:

(A) Public post-secondary institutions located within the pilot education service district;

(B) Social service providers; and

(C) The business community.

(2) Prior to April 1, 2006, the board of directors of a pilot education service district shall divide the pilot education service district into five zones as nearly equal in census population as may be practicable, measured along common school district boundary lines.

(3) The board of directors of a pilot education service district may readjust the boundaries of the zones once each year and shall readjust the boundaries of the zones immediately upon any change of the boundaries of the pilot education service district or a component school district.

(4)(a) Prior to the end of the term of office of any elected director of the Northwest Regional Education Service District, the boards of the component school districts within the zone the director represented shall elect a successor whose term begins on July 1 next following. Each component school district board shall have one vote. A director is eligible for reelection.

(b) Prior to the end of the term of office of any appointed director of the Northwest Regional Education Service District, the directors described in subsection (1)(a) of this section shall appoint a successor whose term begins on July 1 next following. A director who was appointed under subsection (1)(b) of this section is eligible for reappointment.

(5) Any vacancy on the board of directors of a pilot education service district that occurs before the end of the term of office of a director of a pilot education service district shall be filled following the process described in this section. [2005 c.828 §11; 2007 c.589 §3]

Sec. 12. Declaration of vacancy in office of director. (1) ORS 334.095 (Declaration of vacancy in office of director) does not apply to a pilot education service district. However, the board of directors of a pilot education service district shall declare the office of director vacant upon the occurrence of any of the following:

(a) When an incumbent dies or resigns;

(b) When an incumbent is removed from office or the election or appointment thereto has been declared void by the judgment of any court;

(c) When an incumbent ceases to be a resident of the pilot education service district;

(d) When an incumbent ceases to be a resident of the zone from which elected; or

(e) When an incumbent ceases to discharge the duties of office for two consecutive months unless prevented therefrom by sickness or other unavoidable cause.

(2) A director guilty of misfeasance or malfeasance in office, by the appropriate proceeding, may be removed from office by a court of competent jurisdiction. [2005 c.828 §12]

Sec. 13. Legislative report. Each pilot education service district shall biennially report to the interim legislative committees relating to education on the governance structure of the board of the pilot education service district prior to October 1 of each even-numbered year. [2005 c.828 §13; 2007 c.589 §4]

Sec. 14. Zones; special election. (1)(a) Prior to February 1, 2010, the board of directors of the Willamette Education Service District and the High Desert Education Service District shall divide each education service district into as many zones as the board considers necessary, but not fewer than seven or more than 11.

(b) Prior to February 1, 2012, the board of directors of the Northwest Regional Education Service District shall divide the education service district into as many zones as the board considers necessary, but not fewer than seven or more than 11.

(c) The zones shall be as nearly equal in census population as may be practicable. If possible, the board shall establish the zones so that each county within the education service district, the majority of the land area of which lies within the boundaries of the education service district, has at least one member on the board.

(2) Within 90 days after the zones required in subsection (1) of this section are established, the board shall call a special election in the education service district for the purpose of electing directors, one of whom shall be elected by the electors of each zone established under subsection (1) of this section.

(3) ORS 334.750 (Term of office) applies to a board of directors elected under this section.

(4) The term of office of a director who serves on the board of directors for the Willamette Education Service District or the High Desert Education Service District who was elected or appointed under section 11, chapter 828, Oregon Laws 2005, terminates on June 30, 2010.

(5)(a) The initial terms of office of two of the directors who serve on the board of directors of the Northwest Regional Education Service District who were elected under section 11, chapter 828, Oregon Laws 2005, terminate on June 30, 2008.

(b) The initial terms of office of three of the directors who serve on the board of directors of the Northwest Regional Education Service District who were elected under section 11, chapter 828, Oregon Laws 2005, terminate on June 30, 2010.

(c) The initial terms of office of two of the directors who serve on the board of directors of the Northwest Regional Education Service District who were appointed under section 11, chapter 828, Oregon Laws 2005, terminate on June 30, 2008.

(d) The initial terms of office of two of the directors who serve on the board of directors of the Northwest Regional Education Service District who were appointed under section 11, chapter 828, Oregon Laws 2005, terminate on June 30, 2010.

(e) The board of directors of the Northwest Regional Education Service District shall determine by lot the length of office for each director.

(6) The term of office of a director who serves on the board of directors for the Northwest Regional Education Service District who was elected or appointed under section 11, chapter 828, Oregon Laws 2005, for a term beginning on or after July 1, 2008, terminates on June 30, 2012. [2005 c.828 §14; 2007 c.589 §5]

Sec. 15. (1) Sections 11 to 14, chapter 828, Oregon Laws 2005, are repealed on June 30, 2012.

(2) The amendments to ORS 260.432 (Solicitation of public employees) by section 8 of this 2007 Act become operative on June 30, 2012. [2005 c.828 §15; 2007 c.589 §6]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 334—Education Service Districts, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors334.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
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