Hillsboro School Board chair to seek re-election in May
Hillsboro School Board Chairwoman Lisa Allen announced she will seek re-election to the school board this spring.
In an announcement Monday, Jan. 21, Allen said she'd be running to retain her seat on the board. Allen was first elected to the board in May 2015 and has served as board chairwoman since 2017.
"When re-elected, Allen's priorities will be securing stable and adequate state funding for education, continuing to increase the district's graduation rates, and ensuring full implementation of Smarter School Spending so all public dollars are spent in a way that maximizes their effectiveness and impacts student achievement," Allen's campaign wrote in a prepared statement.
During her first term, Allen served on a number of committees overseen by the board, including the budget committee, board evaluation committee, superintendent evaluation committee and student advisory committee.
Since serving as chairwoman, the board has established committees aimed at addressing school district policies, advocacy and school safety.
Prior to serving on the board, Allen volunteered in Hillsboro classrooms and worked on the district's bond campaign committee in 2013. She also headed the district's curriculum advisory committee for two years.
Allen and her husband, Hillsboro City Councilor Kyle Allen, have two elementary-age children in the Hillsboro School District. Allen holds a master's degree in teaching and has worked as an educator and in the nonprofit sector. She currently works as a freelance copywriter.
"Serving the children and community of the Hillsboro School District is a fulfilling and amazing experience," Allen isaid in a statement. "I look forward to continuing the work of ensuring all of our students achieve success."
By Olivia Singer
Reporter, Forest Grove News-Times and Hillsboro Tribune
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