Membership for Charter Schools to Change as of July 1, 2018
As of July 1, 2018, OSBA’s organizational status is changing to nonprofit corporation under ORS Chapter 65. Under our new designation, OSBA can no longer accept dues and/or service fees from entities that are not political subdivisions of the state as defined under federal tax code. In Oregon, charter schools are not considered to be political subdivisions.
Therefore, beginning July 1, 2018, charter schools will no longer be able to be associate members or contract directly with OSBA for services.
For a charter school to access OSBA services, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the charter school and its sponsoring district will need to be in place that allows a charter school to access OSBA services. A sample MOUis available for your use.
It is our desire to continue to provide a high level of service to charter schools through their sponsoring districts, and we have prepared answers to many of your questions to help in the transition.
Note: This change does not impact a charter school’s ability to join PACE (Property and Casualty Coverage for Education). PACE is the largest property and liability risk pool of education organizations in the state, representing more than 200 school districts, charter schools, community colleges and education service districts.
If you have any questions, please contact OSBA by calling 503-588-2800 or emailing at firstname.lastname@example.org.