School Board News

District celebrates “Classified Employee Appreciation Week”
Posted on March 7, 2022

Classified Employee Appreciation Week celebrates and honors the dedicated support staff who serve our students, schools and district.

We’re celebrating 100 years of American Education Week!
Posted on November 16, 2021

On November 8, the McMinnville School Board declared the week of Nov. 15 – 19 to be American Education Week. The annual recognition celebrates public education and honors the many individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every child receives a quality education.

District students and staff to have “Care & Connection” day
Posted on November 9, 2021

In recognition of the hard work of McMinnville School District students and staff, Superintendent Brockett and the School Board have extended the upcoming Thanksgiving Break by one day to allow a “Care & Connection” day. Schools will be closed on Wednesday, Nov. 24.

McMinnville School District adopts new logo
Posted on August 10, 2021

The McMinnville School Board voted to adopt a new district logo at the August 9 Business Meeting. The previous logo has been used since 1983 and does not translate well to digital platforms or small screens.

Teacher Appreciation Week!
Posted on 05/03/2021

The important contribution that teachers make to students is recognized officially this week as part of Teacher Appreciation Week. Join students, parents, community members and staff in thanking a teacher for all they do every day. The McMinnville School Board issued a proclamation at its most recent business meeting, which declares May 3 – 7,…

School Volunteer Recognition Week
Posted on 04/19/2021

WHEREAS public school volunteers contribute unselfishly to the success of Oregon’s students, teaching and support staff and the goals of American public education; WHEREAS school volunteers ensure that every student gets help and encouragement according to need; WHEREAS school volunteers support students and teachers inside and beyond the classroom in myriad ways regardless of the…

School Board names new superintendent
Posted on 03/29/2021

The McMinnville School Board has selected Debbie I. Brockett to serve as the next superintendent of the district, beginning July 1. Brockett replaces Dr. Maryalice Russell who will retire this June. Brockett comes from Clark County School District in Las Vegas. She is currently a Region Superintendent overseeing 108 PreK-12 schools, two Career Technical academies,…

Update on Superintendent Search
Posted on 03/10/2021

In December 2020, the McMinnville School District officially launched the formal search process for a new superintendent. Current superintendent, Dr. Maryalice Russell, announced her retirement in January 2020. She has been with the district since 2002. The hiring process began with a community-wide survey and focus groups to gather input from local stakeholders to create…

Calendar survey for 2021-22
Posted on 03/09/2021

As the McMinnville School Board considers a calendar adoption for the 2021-22 school year, the district invites parents and staff to give input on some options. Both options have the following characteristics in common: Winter Break:  Dec. 20, 2021‐Jan. 2, 2022   Spring Break:  March 21-25, 2022 First Day of School ‐ Sept. 7, 2021   New…

January is Board Appreciation Month!
Posted on 01/14/2021

January is Board Appreciation Month, a time to honor the hard work of school boards across the country. At this week’s McMinnville School Board meeting, the following proclamation was entered into the record: WHEREAS, school boards create a vision for what students should know and be able to do; WHEREAS, school boards establish clear standards…

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