Community Budget/Local Option Presentation from
April 29 and May 6, 2013
Please click here to view the PowerPoint presentation.
The Philomath School District is proposing a Local Option Levy tax on the May 21 ballot to generate additional revenue to support school programs during a time of decreased funding and increasing operating costs. The link above takes you to information on the official filing on record at the Election Office, general information on the Local Option Levy and how you can estimate what the additional tax might be for your property. A FAQ section will be added in the near future.
Superintendent's Annual Report to the Community
During my first two years in Philomath, managing the Bond-funded facility projects was the primary focus of my work. This summer marked the successful completion of a Philomath High School facility improvement project, which culminated in approximately 97,000 square feet of new and 33,000 square feet of renovated high school space. $9.4 million in voter approved, property tax financed bonds, part of which were used to afford $20 million in federal Quality School Construction Bonds, all at a resulting interest rate of less than one percent, was an important community project. Thus far, students and community members have benefitted from the improved learning and co-curricular spaces. The community support and investment in all of our school building upgrades will pay dividends in student learning and community partnerships for years to come. Thank you, Philomath voters, for believing in your educational system and supporting your students.
Please click the link to read the full report
Welcome to the Philomath School District Website
The links at the top of the page will take you to Blodgett Elementary School (BES), Clemens Primary School (CPS), Philomath Elementary School (PES), Philomath Middle School (PMS), or Philomath High School (PHS).
Located in Oregon's beautiful Willamette Valley, the Philomath School District serves approximately 1,635 students in grades K-12. We have six schools total, two of which are located in the outlying communities of Blodgett (grades K-4) and Kings Valley Charter School (grades K-12).
Our elementary students are served by, Clemens Primary School (K) Blodgett Elementary (K-4), and Philomath Elementary (grades 1-5). Philomath Middle School serves grades 6-8 and Philomath High School grades 9-12.
Apply for Free or Reduce Priced School Meals online now!!
If your child qualifies for the Free and Reduced Meal program, you could reserve a space in the community garden. Please contact Chris Shonnard for more information
If your child does not have health insurance, a low cost option is available through K&K Insurance Group. Please see the Student Insurance link to the right of this page for more information.
Other options are available through the Oregon Health Plan under "Oregon Healthy Kids" see the District web site for information under the Health Services link.
please click the link to view the Philomath School District
Report Card issued by the Oregon Department of Education.
Weather Related Issues
If you have comments or suggestions, please call (541-929-3169) or email Brenda Hamilton.
Updated May, 2013