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Human Resources

Our employees are our most valuable resource in helping all students prepare for college, career and citizenship. We are committed to hiring highly talented staff that can prepare students for the future. Our staff is available to assist current employees and potential employees with any questions related to their current status or the employment process.
New Hires
We are excited to welcome you as a new member of the Forest Grove School District family! 
Employee Resources
Salary schedules, employee agreements, work calendars, staff handbook, insurance information and flexible spending account information can be found by clicking the box for each of the staff groups listed below.
Licensed Staff Resources hyperlink Classified Staff hyperlink Admin/Conf/Sup Staff Resources hyperlink Retiree Staff Resources hyperlink
Notice:  Change in leave year calculation for OFLA/FMLA (click here)
NEW! - Oregon Paid Family Medical Leave (PFML)
On August 9, 2019, Governor Kate Brown signed House Bill 2005 into law.  This new law establishes a paid family and medical leave program for all employees in Oregon beginning September 3, 2023.  There is a 1% tax that will begin September 3, 2023 (for FGSD employees).  Employees will pay 60% of the tax and employers will pay 40%.  You will see this new deduction (OR PFML) on your September paycheck.
1.  Contact The Standard Insurance Company at 866-756-8115 and reference the following:  Forest Grove School District, policy #762416
          • You should apply 30 days before your leave begins when you know about the leave in advance
          • You should apply within 30 days after your first absence if the leave is an unexpected emergency  Applications filed after 30 days after the first day of your leave may be denied
2.  Notify HR as soon as possible that you will be out on an Oregon Paid Family Medical Leave
3.  Fill out a Protected Leave form and send it to the HR office
4.  Indicate on the Protected Leave form if you want to backfill your pay from The Standard with your sick leave and/or personal leave*
*note:  all absences for an Oregon Paid Family Medical Leave (OR PFML) should be entered in Frontline as OR PFML Long Term or OR PFML Intermittent and pay will be docked from your paychecks while you are receiving pay from The Standard.  The law allows you to use your paid leave to make up the difference between your dock and the amount that you are paid from The Standard, but you MUST notify the payroll department in writing for this to happen (indicating that you want to do this on the Protected Leave form will suffice).

Note about PERS service credit

A PERS member cannot earn service credit for any month in which they are reported as on a leave without pay (OR PFML absences of 11 or more business days in a calendar month are reported as leave without pay).  

Substitute Services
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Who to contact:


John O'Neill

Assistant Superintendent/Human Resources

Jo Shields

Human Resources Specialist

Licensed Staff



Leticia Gutierrez

Human Resources Specialist

Classified Staff

503-359-8110 x4522


Scherise Hernandez-Gutiererrez

Receptionist/Substitute Coordinator

503-359-8110 x4542


Jennifer Brewer

Payroll Specialist 

503-359-8110 x4525

Verifications of Employment
Financial Institutions:
Email to:   [email protected]
or fax to:  503-359-2518
School Districts:
or fax to: 503-359-2518
Background Check
If you are a coach, contractor or a new staff member, please click here to complete the application for the required background check. 

The Forest Grove School District is an equal opportunity educator and employer. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding discrimination:

Title IX Coordinator:  John O’Neill

Section 504 Coordinator:  Rogelio Martinez

1728 Main Street, Forest Grove, OR  97116 | 503-357-6171