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 MOU is 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 email@example.com.
As associate members, public charter school boards may access membership benefits that come with annual dues, such as those related to policy, human resources, public records, leadership and publications. They also may purchase property and casualty insurance coverage through PACE, Property and Casualty Coverage for Education.
HOW TO JOIN OSBA -- one mailing to OSBA should do it!
First, official action to join OSBA must be made by your charter board during a meeting, either through a motion or resolution. Membership will be effective through June 30 of each year.
To get the ball rolling, send the following to OSBA at 1201 Court St NE, Suite 400, Salem, OR 97301:
- Include a copy of your minutes, showing your board voted to join OSBA.
- Enclose a check for your dues. Dues are based on your enrollment (Average Daily Membership) of students. See table below for the amount.
- Enclose contact information for your head administrator and each board member including name, mailing address, phone numbers (day and evening) and email. Also include the name, address and website of your charter school. We'll need this for our database and mailings.
Your head administrator will receive a certificate of membership upon receipt of dues.
Charter schools dues
|ADM (Average Daily Membership)||Annual Dues|
|100 to 249||$541.25|
|250 to 499||$778.00|
|500 to 999||$1,420.50|
|1000 to 1,999||$2,503.00|
|2,000 to 2,499||$3,450.00|
|2,500 to 3,999||$5,952.75|
|4,000 to 4,999||$7,035.00|
|5,000 to 9,999||$8,658.25|
|10,000 to 25,000||$10,823.00|
Membership in OSBA brings you benefits no other organization can offer.