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ODE releases model Healthy and Safe Schools Plan

9/16/2016 11:10:19 AM

A model for schools to use in developing new state-mandated Healthy and Safe Schools Plans to address toxics hazards in buildings is now available from the Oregon Department of Education.

Task force urges caution in selecting after-market doors and locks

9/2/2016 8:08:01 AM

The State Fire Marshal’s Office cautions that some after-market door-locking devices may not comply with state building codes.

Superintendents, communicators plan response to election rhetoric

8/30/2016 12:00:00 AM

School officials across Oregon are planning for students' reactions to a November election campaign reeling with divisive political rhetoric.

Classroom Law Project offers guidance on creating good citizens

8/30/2016 12:00:00 AM

Attend a free workshop to learn how to engage your students in the presidential election.

Some common questions about lead exposure

8/30/2016 12:00:00 AM

Q and A about the effects on children of lead in drinking water and what are acceptable levels.

School Leader News

8/30/2016 12:00:00 AM

OSBA's monthly newsletter with state and national news about public education.

Lead testing and safety plans rise to Oregon schools’ forefront

8/30/2016 12:00:00 AM

Lead testing and mitigation efforts have become a hot issue in districts across the state.

U.S. Department of Education Releases Guidance to Schools on Ensuring Equity and Providing Behavioral Supports to Students with Disabilities

8/9/2016 12:00:00 AM

U.S. Department of Education Releases Guidance to Schools on Ensuring Equity and Providing Behavioral Supports to Students with Disabilities (8/9/16) 

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) today issued guidance in the form of a Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) that emphasizes the requirement that schools provide positive behavioral supports to students with disabilities who need them. It also clarifies that the repeated use of disciplinary actions may suggest that children with disabilities may not be receiving appropriate behavioral interventions and supports. When schools fail to consider and provide for needed behavioral supports through the Individualized Education Program (IEP), it is likely to result in children not receiving the free appropriate public education to which they are entitled under federal law.

 

Oregon biennial school funding shortfall stands at $1.99 billion, report finds

8/8/2016 12:00:00 AM

Oregon is spending nearly $2 billion per biennium under what is necessary to meet the state’s own K-12 education goals, according to a new report from the Quality Education Commission.

OSBA creates new resource for federal advocacy

7/20/2016 12:00:00 AM

It is more important than ever for you to be informed about the debates and discussions around K-12 education policy at the national level.

U.S. Department of Education Releases Assessment Regulations

7/20/2016 12:00:00 AM

The U.S. Department of Education has issued two Notices of Proposed Rulemaking to implement Title I, Parts A and B of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which relate to academic assessments. On July 6, 2016,, the Department released proposed assessment regulations developed through the negotiated rulemaking process conducted earlier this year. The proposed regulations also include provisions relating to ESSA’s innovative assessment demonstration authority, more commonly known as the “innovative assessment pilot program.” The Notices of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM’s) will be formally published in the federal register, and a public comment period of 60 days will begin upon the formal date of publication.

The Department’s two NPRM’s as well as a summary of the proposed regulations can be accessed here.

State, U.S. government and NSBA provide transgender guidance

6/9/2016 12:00:00 AM

Schools have seen transgender issues emerge as one of the biggest challenges of 2016; these new resources can provide guidance.

New K-12 seismic rehab workshops scheduled

5/5/2016 3:56:26 PM

Be informed about the next round of Seismic Rehabilitation Grant Program funding.

"Oregon Rising": OSBA, COSA, OEA invite Oregonians to "dream" schools' future

4/12/2016 10:59:52 AM

Oregon Rising asks Oregonians to engage at a local level to answer a fundamental state-wide question: What do we want Oregon schools to be for our children and grandchildren?

New program rewards board development with scholarship funds

3/16/2016 8:43:52 AM

Under the Promise Scholarship Program, nine boards selected by OSBA from among applicants can receive $5,000 each in student scholarship funds by completing a five-step process.

OSBA debuts new “Ask HR” blog

11/12/2015 9:10:20 AM

OSBA’s expert human resources consultants are ready to answer your questions in a brand-new blog called “Ask HR.”

Deadline approaches for Leadership Oregon 2015

10/20/2014 8:12:26 AM

Leadership Oregon is an advanced leadership course offered to qualified board members from OSBA member districts. Participants learn leadership skills and join a strong support network of education leaders from across the state

Districts should be on alert for suspected false billings

9/19/2014 11:55:28 AM

A number of Oregon school districts have reported receiving requests for purchasing data that could be related to a suspected nationwide string of fraudulent billings from a company calling itself “Scholastic School Supply.”

Summer Board Conference concludes in Bend

7/21/2014 12:00:00 AM

A weekend of intensive learning and keynotes from state education leaders wrapped up Sunday.

NSBA launches national campaign to support public education

4/9/2014 12:00:00 AM

In partnership with state associations including OSBA, the National School Boards Association has launched Stand Up 4 Public Schools, a new national campaign to highlight the importance of public education.

Legal Assistance Trust vacancies

10/14/2013 3:19:43 PM

The Legal Assistance Trust has two vacant positions.

Salary and Benefits Survey Data

10/5/2012 2:02:00 PM

The most recent labor contract settlement data submitted to OSBA.

18 graduate from OSBA's advanced class in school board leadership

5/18/2011 12:06:00 PM

5/17/2011 - Over the past five months, school board members from around the state participated in OSBA's Leadership Oregon training, which prepares them to better serve their communities and students.