American Education Week is traditionally observed the week before Thanksgiving.
While Back to School Week officially ended in 2004, we think it's an event worth perpetuating. What better say to help Oregonians understand what public schools are doing for our children and our future?
Ways you can help shape the OSBA's legislative priorities and policies.
Tips to help assure people in your community that your schools are delivering what is expected.
Tips for communicating about budget reductions
Customized board training, facilitation, consultation and advice
Tips for building collaborative relationships with political and business leaders in order to develop a consensus for student success.
Basic steps for building partnerships between businesses and schools.
Do's and don'ts for building relationships with legislators.
A list of things districts can do to reduce drop-out rates.
Learn from Gresham-Barlow School District how to engage your community in setting budgeting priorities.
A new trend may be on the horizon for Oregon school boards. Districts in two regions - Southern Oregon and East Multnomah County - have recently improved their bargaining advantage by participating in regional negotiation forums.
Oregon’s Public Meetings Laws govern what materials must be made available to the public and which may be withheld.
Links to useful information from Oregon and around the nation.
Information on becoming a school board candidate.
Pointers for planning large public events.
Suggestions for making a successful presentation before a legislative committee.
Checklist of items school boards are mandated to complete to begin each new fiscal year.
Building Support for Your Schools
Five tips for communicating with your legislators.
Established to help districts with the expense of litigation, primarily at the appellate level, which has a statewide impact.
Schools at the Heart of Communities: International Walk-or-Bike-to-School Day
The national effort is designed to highlight the importance of public education and operates on a simple premise: “Who I am today began with public education.”
Leadership is an acquired art, not something that comes naturally to all people.
Items to consider as you begin the bargaining process.
The board will hold public hearings as required by law.
January is traditionally School Board Recognition Month in Oregon and throughout the United States.
Get ready, respond & recover: links to valuable information on school safety.
We’ve compiled the following "Killer Bees of Bargaining" to help you focus your resources where it counts at the bargaining table - on higher student achievement.
A list of hiring do's and dont's to help you avoid employment claims.
Helpful information on creating labor-management insurance committees.
Brief overview of school board candidate campaign requirements.