Rainier School Board

School Board Vacancies

Four Year Term

Zone 1
Zone 2
Zone 5
Zone 7 (zone is at-large)

Two Year Term

Zone 4

Rainier School District #13 Zone Map

Filed Candidates

We are pleased to announce the Public Service Scholarship for graduating seniors from the Rainier School District. Two awards will be given, each in the amount of $500. This scholarship is designed to encourage youth to participate in public service for the betterment of their community and consider the many opportunities there are to serve.

Application forms are to be completed and submitted to the District Office no later than May 14, 2021 at 3:30 p.m.
The applications will be reviewed by a committee, and awarded at the senior awards night at the end of the school year.

Click here to access the Public Service Scholarship application.

Visit the Rainier School District #13 YouTube channel to tune into the School Board meetings each month.

Public comments for the School Board meeting must be submitted by noon on the Friday prior to the School Board meeting via the Google form.

Responsibilities of the Board

Regular School Board meetings are held on the fourth 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, Lexi Louis @ 503-556-3777.

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

Jeff Flatt 

Director, Zone 2
Phone: 503-369-9650

Rod Harding 

Director, Zone 3
Phone: 503-556-3286

Noel Hisey

Director, Zone 4
Phone: 971-563-0273

Kari Hollander, Board Chair

Chairperson, Zone 5
Phone: 503-369-5539

Elaine Placido 

Director, Zone 6 At Large
Phone: 503-369-7512

Darren Vaughn 

Director, Zone 7 At Large
Phone: 208-631-4203

Board Meetings:

Meeting Agendas & Minutes

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