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As PVS is both a public school and a non-profit organization, it is governed by a board of directors. The PVS board consists of up to 15 volunteers: including faculty representatives, parents, and members of the broader community. The board is responsible for the legal and financial management of the school as an organization, while the principal oversees the day-to-day operations.

The board holds open public meetings the third Thursday of every month in the upper school multi-purpose room and encourages all interested community members to attend.
The board carries out its work through committees, which are always welcoming new members. Below are brief descriptions of this year’s committees, along with their meeting schedule. Anyone interested in serving on one is encouraged to come to a meeting or contact the committee chair.

Board Members 2017-2018 School Year

Board Committees 2017-2018

  • Fundraising: Responsible for the Direct Giving campaign and various fundraising events throughout the school year. Meets the first Wednesday of every month at 6:30. Contact:

  • Finance: Meets the second Thursday of every month at 6:30. Contact:

  • New Home Committee: Working to find a permanent location for PVS. Meets the fourth Thursday of every month at 6:30. Contact:

  • Strategic Plan: The Strategic Plan workgroup is tasked with developing the next strategic plan for Portland Village School.This plan will last through the 2020 school year and provide overall guidance and direction for the growth and development of the school. After the strategic plan is adopted, the workgroup works with stakeholders and task assignees of the strategic plan to monitor progress toward the plan and revise it as necessary. The meeting schedule, so for more information, contact:

  • Advocacy/outreach workgroup: This group seeks to build relationships and promote policies that will help PVS accomplish its educational mission.This includes working with other Oregon charter schools to change how charter schools are funded, as well as building and maintaining connections with the Portland Public School district, state and local government, the educational system, businesses and local neighborhoods. Advocacy meets the second Wednesday of every month at 6:30. Contact:

Please feel free to contact the Committee Chairs for more information. All PVS Board and Committee meetings are open to the public and we welcome your volunteer interest.

Officially Adopted Policies

In 2013 the board adopted a new set of policies.  They can be found at

Board Committee Minutes

Upcoming Board Meeting Agenda: Executive Committee Meeting Agenda, Thursday, April 19, 2018, 6:30 pm, Upper School 

Finance Committee Agenda, March 15, 2018 6:30 pm, Upper School Basement

Adopted Board Meeting and Committee minutes can be found by following this link.

Past Board Meetings

16 June 2016 - 6:30pm : June Board Meeting
19 May 2016 - 6:30pm : May Board Meeting
21 April 2016 - 6:30pm : April Board Meeting
12 March 2016 - 9:00am : March Board Meeting
18 February 2016 - 6:30pm : February Board Meeting
21 January 2016 - 6:30pm : January Board Meeting
17 December 2015 - 6:30pm : December Board Meeting
19 November 2015 - 6:30pm : November Board Meeting
15 October 2015 - 6:30pm : October Board Meeting
17 September 2015 - 6:30pm : September Board Meeting