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Welcome to Spray School District
NOTICE: Spray School Board Position Openings
Position #2 - Two year term
Position #3 - Four year term
Position #4 - Four year term
Position #5 - Two year term
There will be an election in Wheeler County, Oregon for the above open school board positions on Tuesday, May 21, 2019. Each candidate for an office listed above must file a declaration of candidacy or petition for nomination for office with the elections department of Wheeler County, Oregon no later than the 61st day before the date of the regular district election. The filing deadline is 5:00 PM on March 21, 2019. Please see forms below:
December 5, 2019
The District has two openings on the Budget Committee. The budget committee terms are three years. Interested Spray citizens need to complete a brief application and return it to the Spray School District Office by December 21, 2018. Applicants must live within the Spray School District boundaries and be registered to vote. The Spray School Board will make its appointment at its regular scheduled meeting on January 14, 2019. The first Budget Committee meeting is scheduled for May 6, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
What is a budget committee?
A budget committee is a group of school board members and citizens that reviews the school district’s proposed budget. The committee is composed of the school board and an equal number of citizens. The committee reviews the budget at a public meeting. The committee can make changes to the proposed budget to reflect changes it wants to make in the local government’s spending in order to meet the goals and objectives established by the school board. When it is satisfied, the committee approves the budget. Each of the members has the same authority, whether school board member or appointed citizen. Each appointed member is appointed to finish out the term of a person previously appointed to a position or if for a new position for a 3-year term.
The Spray School would like to thank the Wheeler County Cultural & Heritage Coalition for their mini-grant of $500 for the school's music program. Spray's music specialist Tripp Andre had this to say, "The Spray School District purchased several band and orchestra instruments using the mini-grant awarded to the Music Beginnings Program. These instruments provided summer knowledge and enjoyment for Spray students and will make an even bigger impact when the school year begins".
"I like playing the clarinet," said one student who attended every summer music opportunity. None of this would have been possible without the Wheeler County Cultural & Heritage Coalition. Spray's new musical instruments will have a lasting impact for years to come.