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Budget Committee and Budget Information


A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the Brookings-Harbor School District 17C, County of Curry, and State of Oregon, to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2024 to June 30, 2025 will take place on May 22, 2024 at 5:30 PM in Room 51 at Kalmiopsis Elementary School, 650 Easy Street, Brookings, Oregon 97415. The purpose of the meeting is to receive the budget message. This is a public meeting where deliberation of the Budget Committee will take place. Any person may appear at the meeting and discuss the proposed programs with the Budget Committee. You will also be able to watch a livestream of the meeting from our district website at

A second meeting may take place on May 29, 2024 if necessary. A copy of the budget may be obtained by request on or after May 21, 2024. To request the copy email [email protected]

Published in Curry Coastal Pilot May 1 and May 8, 2024.

Brookings-Harbor School District Appointed Citizen Budget Committee Members 

  • Dona Dotson June 30, 2025
  • Nathan Hanscam June 30, 2026
  • Samantha Shelton June 30, 2025 (resigned as of May 2024)
  • DeAnne Varitek June 30, 2026
  • Open Position June 30, 2026


Elected School Board Budget Committee Members

  • Jay Trost (Chair) June 30, 2027
  • Katherine Johnson (Vice Chair) June 30, 2025
  • Janece Payne June 30, 2025
  • Alan Nidiffer June 30, 2025
  • Trish Walker June 30, 2027

Budget Committee Policy (DBEA)

By law, the budget committee is charged with making recommendations concerning financial priorities. The budget committee will have the responsibility of reviewing the financial program of the district, reviewing the proposed district budget as presented by the superintendent and recommending an annual or biennial district budget in keeping with the provisions of applicable state laws. Educational policy decisions, however, are the responsibility of the Board, not the budget committee.
The committee does not have the authority to add programs or to approve additional personnel or increased salaries. While the committee may, in effect, delete programs because of a fund decrease in arriving at a levy figure, the committee is charged primarily with a fiscal evaluation of programs.
The committee may, alternatively, set an amount that changes the recommended budget and may request the administration make such changes in accordance with priorities set by the Board.
The budget committee consists of five members appointed by the Board plus the elected Board members. To be eligible for appointment, the appointive member must:
1. Live and be registered to vote in the district;
2. Not be an officer, agent or employee of the district.
No budget committee member may receive any type of compensation from the district.
At its first meeting in July the Board will identify vacant budget committee positions which must be filled by appointment of the Board. The Board will announce the vacancies and establish a date by which applications may be received. Such applications will include a signed statement that the applicant is willing to serve as a member of the budget committee and to adhere to the policies of the district. The Board may appoint budget committee members to as many consecutive terms as deemed appropriate.
At the first regular Board meeting in September, the Board will review the names of persons filing applications and names of those persons who have served previously and are willing to be reappointed. At the first regular meeting in October, the Board will appoint persons to fill the vacant positions. The appointive committee members of a budget committee in a district that prepares an annual budget will be appointed for three-year terms. The terms will be staggered so that, as near as practicable, one-third of the appointive members’ terms end each year. Appointive members of a budget committee in a district that prepares a biennial budget shall be appointed to four-year terms. The terms shall be staggered so that as near as practicable, one-fourth of the terms of the appointive members expire each year. If any appointive member is unable to complete the term for which he/she was appointed, the Board will announce the vacancy at the first regular Board meeting following the committee member’s resignation or removal. An appointment to fill the position for its unexpired term will be made at the next regular Board meeting.
At its first meeting after appointment, the budget committee will elect a presiding officer from among its members. It may also establish other ground rules as necessary for successful operation of the committee. A majority of the constituted committee is required for passing an action item. Majority for a 10-member budget committee is 6. Therefore, if only 6 members are present, a unanimous vote is needed for passing an action.
The budget committee shall hold one or more meetings to receive the budget message, receive the budget document and to provide members of the public with an opportunity to ask questions about and comment on the budget document. The budget officer shall announce the time and place for all meetings, as provided by law. All meetings of the budget committee are open to the public. The budget committee may request from the superintendent or business manager any information used in the preparation of or for use in revising the budget document. The committee may request the attendance of any district employee at its meetings. The budget committee will approve the budget document as submitted by the superintendent or as subsequently revised by the committee. After approval of the original or revised budget document, the budget committee’s duties cease. The hearing on the approved budget is held by the Board and budget committee are encouraged to attend.
Enter your text hBy state law and district policy, School District Budget Committee members must meet three criteria:
1) Live within the geographic boundaries of District 17-C
2) Be a registered voter in the State of Oregon.
3) NOT be an employee or agent of District 17-Cere...