Board of Directors

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 13 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 Executive Director oversees the day-to-day operations.

The board holds open public meetings the third Thursday of every month. Typically these meetings are being held on zoom.  We encourage all interested community members to attend. You are welcome and we provide a period devoted to public comment during each meeting. The zoom meeting links are shared via school community wide email the Sunday prior to each meeting, and are also posted in the left hand column of this page.

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 attend a meeting or contact the committee chair.

Board Members 2023-2024 School Year


Board Groups 2023-2024

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.


New HomeWorking to to achieve a smooth transition to PVS's New Home.

If you are interested in becoming involved in the New Home planning, please reach out to the PVS Board at [email protected]. There will be many things to work through in the coming months and we will need as much community assistance as possible.

PVS Board Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee: Working to keep equity central in decision making so that PVS can be an equitable and welcoming place for all. This group is not currently meeting regularly.  Please attend our regular Board meetings for our regularly scheduled Equity discussions and to make public comments.  Watch for meeting announcements and agendas shared a few days ahead of each meeting.  If you would like to be involved, please contact: [email protected] 

Director Evaluation: works collaboratively with the principal to develop goals and measurable outcomes for the year. The committee gathers information from stakeholders regarding progress toward those goals and compiles the responses and data for review by the board of directors. This committee meets periodically throughout the year and regularly from January to May.  Contact [email protected]

Fundraising: Responsible for the Direct Giving campaign and various fundraising events throughout the school year.  Contact: Ben Ruano

Finance: Collaborates with Executive Director and Book-Keeper in oversight of budget and monthly financial reportingContact: [email protected] 

Policy Review:  The PVS Board of Directors is charged with reviewing and updating our school policies this year with guidance from OSBA. We value your input. If you are interested in participating in this process, please contact:  [email protected] 

      Board Committee Minutes

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

      Bylaws of the Portland Village School


      Bylaws Adopted May 15, 2014

      Organizational Chart Adopted February 2, 2019


      Officially Adopted Policies
      In 2021-22 the board adopted a new set of policies.  They can be found here.  The Board is working now to finalize the updated policies for 2023.

      Charter School Contract

      The Charter School Contract between Portland Village School and PPS was initially approved in 2008 and is re-approved by vote of the PPS Board of Education at 1, 5, or 10 year intervals. In March 2020 Portland Village School was granted a full 10 year renewal. The full contract with additional amendments can be found Here


      Strategic Plan 2021-2024

      The Strategic Plan approved by the Board of Directors in 2021 can be found here.  

      Portland Village School Board of Directors Seeks New Members
      The PVS Board of Directors serves the school community by overseeing the fiscal, legal, ethical, and executive director leadership to ensure the long term sustainability of the organization. We work collaboratively with the school’s Executive Director and staff to promote the school’s education, equity, mission and strategic goals. PVS’s mission is: To advance a public Waldorf education that teaches respect and reverence by developing the head, heart, and hands of children from all backgrounds and cultures.
      The Portland Village School Board of Directors is now recruiting for new board members. We seek members who can bring a diversity of perspectives, skills and experiences to the school’s leadership and oversight.  Through Board service, school and community members can participate in initiatives that directly impact and support the school and its mission. We ask that Board members commit to a term of two years and that they attend monthly public Board meetings as well as assist in work groups and/or committees that help to advance specific projects. There are also occasional meetings for trainings, strategic planning, and emergency sessions to respond to urgent needs.  The work requires collaboration with other dedicated individuals: Board members, the Executive Director, Oregon State Board Association, teachers, staff, parents, Portland Village Association Board and staff,  and outside community members.  Board service provides an exciting opportunity to both apply and expand on your skills, knowledge, and experience.  We welcome those who are passionate about shaping the future of a school that offers an inclusive and equitable Waldorf education for our children. We seek individuals with interest and experience in the following areas:
      Financial: organizational oversight and financial planning, nonprofit  book-keeping, capital campaign
      Fundraising: capital campaign, alumni relations, general fundraising experience
      Diversity, Equity and Inclusion experience to support equity goals 
      If you have questions, feel free to reach out to any board member (listed below). If you are interested in applying for board membership, click the link below.  If you have questions, please email [email protected]
      Board Meetings:
      The board holds open public meetings the third Thursday of every month. Typically these meetings are held on Zoom.  We encourage all interested community members to attend. 
      Agendas and Zoom Links will be provided the Sunday before the meeting in our Board Update email.
      Links to documents:
      If you have questions about the New Home, please contact Ian Terrell.
      PVS New Home / Transportation Community Meeting, November 21 video
      New Home Pictures (renderings):
      Library / Lobby