Notice of Budget Committee Meeting

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that a public meeting of the Budget Committee of the Echo School District, Umatilla County, State of Oregon, on the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2017, will be held in the board meeting room Monday, April 18, 2016, at 6:00 pm.  The purpose of the meeting is to receive the budget message and the proposed budget document.

A copy of the preliminary budget document may be inspected or obtained on or after April 19, 2016, at the district office between the hours of 10:00 am and 3:00 pm. This is a public meeting where deliberation of the Budget Committee will take place.

An additional Budget Committee meeting will be held Monday, May 23, 2016, where public comment will be heard. Any person may appear at the second meeting to comment on the budget document.

Kindergarten Round-Up

The Echo Elementary is holding their annual Kindergarten Roundup on Tuesday, May 3rd, at 5:00 pm in the Echo Schools Elementary/Kindergarten Classroom.  Children who will be five years of age on or before September 1, 2016 and their parents are encouraged to attend this annual registration event.  According to Beth Gehrke, Echo Schools Registrar, “Our spring Kindergarten Roundup is a great opportunity for the children to meet their teacher and classmates and see their new school.  Entering kindergarten is an important event in a child’s life and registration is part of the process.”   

Bond information Video

On May 17, 2016, voters in Echo, Oregon will be asked to vote on a $4 million dollar General Obligation Bond for the Echo School District.  If passed, Echo School District will also receive a matching grant of $4 million dollars from the State of Oregon, bringing the total amount to $8 million dollars for the district. If approved, funds would be used for improvements to school security & student safety, instructional facilities, district facilities, and community & extended school facilities. This video will provide information and an overview of the bond and proposed projects.



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Echo Schools Receives $4M Grant!

On January 27, 2016, the Echo School District was chosen by the Oregon Department of Education to receive a matching grant of $4 million. Echo was one of only 10 districts statewide to be chosen based on the priority list grants that are part of the Oregon School Capital Improvement Matching Program  (OSCIM) under Senate Bill 447. The primary goal of SB 447 is to encourage communities to pass local school district General Obligation (GO) bonds to address the deferred maintenance problems present in Oregon’s schools.

If voters in Echo pass the school bond on May 17, 2016,  for $4 million, the state will give the district an additional  $4 million, for a total of $8 million to be used for district schools.

If the bond does not pass, the school district will not get any money from the state.


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