Rainier School Board

Visit the Rainier School District #13 YouTube channel to tune into the School Board meetings each month. Meetings are currently open to the public with limited capacity. Board meetings are held in the district board room. Public comment forms can be filled out in person at the meeting or by completing this form.

Responsibilities of the Board

Regular School Board meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m.

The Rainier School Board is responsible for providing a quality educational program for over 1,000 students. The Board's main job is to establish District policy. Board members serve four-year terms without pay. The Board hires the Superintendent, who is responsible to carry out Board policies, provide educational leadership and manage the District's budget and staff.


The Superintendent administers the District’s programs and operations in accordance with the policies and guidelines established by the Board and the State of Oregon. The Superintendent works directly with district administrative staff to manage the District. Building principals are responsible to the Superintendent for the administration of each school’s educational programs and operations.

Public Participation

To get in touch with any Board director, you may contact them directly or call the School Board Secretary, Shalana Clark @ 503-556-3777 ext. 402.

Do you have something to say to the School Board?

An email message sent to boardmembers@rsd.k12.or.us will be immediately forwarded to all School Board members and the Superintendent. If you would like a response from the Board, please provide your name and preferred method of contact. The Board Chair will respond as soon as possible.

Anonymous messages will not be responded to.

Mailing Address for the Board Board of Directors:
Rainier School District #13 
28168 Old Rainier Rd. 
Rainier, OR 97048

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Board Members

Elizabeth Richardson 

Director, Zone 1
Phone: 503-369-6093

Eric Schimmel

Vice Chairperson, Zone 2
Phone: 503-556-3777

Charles Weaver 

Director, Zone 3
Phone: 503-556-3777

Adam Zytniowski

Director, Zone 4
Phone: 503-556-3777

Christine Usher

Director, Zone 5
Phone: 503-556-2261

Elaine Placido

Board Chairperson, Zone 6 At Large
Phone: 503-369-7512


Director, Zone 7 At Large
Phone: 503-556-3777

Board Meetings:

Meeting Agendas & Minutes