68th Annual Convention

November 13-16, 2014

Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront - 1401 SW Naito Parkway, Portland OR 97201 - 503-226-7600
Map/Directions

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Need Reasons to Attend?

“The Promise of Oregon” is twofold: the potential that young Oregonians hold, and the obligation that we as a society have to ensure that they can deliver it.

Investment in Board Leadership: School boards make a difference in student learning. Invest in learning the latest to increase your students’ achievement.

Student Success: More than 60 workshops provide you with tools and ideas to aid your decision making and help students succeed.

Network: There’s no better way to connect with others and share experiences than at the receptions, meals, exhibits and workshops.

Celebrate: Great things are happening in education! At convention, we recognize and celebrate “The Promise of Oregon” – student achievement and your accomplishments.

The development of Oregon’s young people will define the state’s direction as the next generation matures into successful adults with positions of leadership. The values they learn in school and their accomplishments will define Oregon’s quality of life for years to come.

 

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Schedule

Fees

Entertainment

Partners

Hotel/Travel

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Partner information

The Oregon School Boards Association places tremendous value in you, our business partners. Our Annual Convention is an unparalleled opportunity for your business to meet school decision-makers. No other event in Oregon offers your company this extensive contact with school board members, the people ultimately responsible for decisions in their local schools. Participating as an event partner increases your exposure and is a great way to build brand and product awareness.  

Qualified Leads - Engage with the 900 board members, superintendents and staff who attend our convention looking for new ideas, services and money-saving techniques. 

Ideal Traffic Location - Our Partner Pavilion is designed to showcase your business. Our opening reception, meals and breaks are all scheduled in the Partner Pavilion, allowing attendees to connect with each other and you. 

The exhibit hall floor plan is available here.

Partner Packages - Increase your exposure through event partnerships. In just one step, your company will have visibility within the public education market, building brand and product awareness.

Pavilion Schedule - November 13-14, 2014

Thursday 
 
Exhibit set-up                                                       

 11:00 am - 4:00 pm 

Pavilion hours

4:00 - 6:30 pm

Opening reception

4:00 - 6:30 pm

Friday
 
Pavilion hours

7:30 am - 4:00 pm

Continental breakfast 

7:30 - 8:15 am

Break

9:30 - 10:00 am

Networking lunch

11:45 - 1:00 pm

Break

2:15 - 2:45 pm

Break
3:45 - 4:00 pm
Exhibit tear-down

4:00 - 6:00 pm

*Early departure by a company with exhibit space may forfeit the opportunity to partner at future OSBA events.

Exhibit Specifications - Booths are 10' X 10'.  OSBA will provide one 6' draped table, one chair, an identification sign and wireless internet.  Each booth is piped, draped and carpeted.

How to Pay - Partnerships can be paid for by check or credit card.  Credit card payments are accepted by phone.  Mail checks, payable to OSBA, to PO Box 1068, Salem, OR 97308.

Cancellation Policy - All cancellations must be submitted in writing to OSBA.  Fees and meal costs are refundable before September 12, 2014.  No refunds will be made after September 12, 2014.

Exhibit Services and Shipping - Pacific Exposition Decorating Company (PEDCO) will provide exhibit services and send information, outlining services, to confirmed partners closer to the event.  Do not ship your items to the Marriott.  PEDCO will receive shipments for the pavilion.  Please review the information sent by PEDCO for shipping information.  Power and additional equipment to be purchased through PEDCO.

Rules - These rules and regulations are a part of the contract for partnership and exhibit space:

  • OSBA reserves the right to interpret, decide and establish further regulations as may be necessary for the general success of the show. OSBA’s decisions and interpretations will be final.
  • OSBA will provide display space as agreed but reserves the right to make any changes necessary for the general success of the show.
  • Partners may not schedule meetings or events during any scheduled OSBA-sponsored event, including evening activities. 
  • The exhibitor assumes the entire responsibility and liability for losses, damages and claims arising out of exhibitor’s activities on the Hotel premises and will indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Hotel, its owner and its management company, as well as their respective agents, servants and employees from any and all such losses, damages and claims.
  • Being a partner at the OSBA convention does not constitute an endorsement by OSBA. Any oral or written communication indicating or suggesting that OSBA endorses or approves of the partners’ product or services is prohibited and is grounds for closing an exhibit or asking individuals to leave with no refund of fees or deposits to the partner.

Prizes, Giveaways & Receptions - Prizes are often used to attract attendees and boost a company’s brand. This year, OSBA will facilitate member/partner interactions by promoting your company’s table drawing in emails to attendees, a sign at your space and in the program. We will hold a special drawing Thursday evening during the opening reception which will include attendees from the board secretaries and business officials workshops. 

Public Official Ethics - Gifts - Board members and school employees (public officials) are allowed to receive $50 per calendar year in goods, services and money from any single company. This includes items given away at your booth, receptions and dinners. Acceptance of items from one company with a cumulative value of more than $50 during a calendar year violates Oregon’s ethics standards for public officials unless these items are donated to his/her school. In light of these restrictions, we ask you to be extremely cautious when deciding what to give as prizes. Consider items that would be appropriate for the district rather than the public official or keep the value of your prizes below the allowable gift threshold. For more information regarding these rules, visit the Oregon Government Ethics Commission website at www.oregon.gov/OGEC.

Registration form - Please complete the registration form and return it to secure your booth preference and partner information for our convention program.

Contact Lori Sattenspiel or Tonya Hammer for more information.

Board Secretaries' Workshop

Thursday, November 13 

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

 

Keynoter

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Organizational Savvy: Increasing Your Effectiveness

Regardless of the challenges you face as a Board Secretary, there is one skill that is critical to your success: organizational savvy. Organizational savvy is understanding the pressures and priorities that affect the board and the superintendent as they lead the school district, and aligning your work appropriately. Whether it's working with new board members and superintendents, staying in touch with the priorities of the current board, or understanding the context of what's happening at board meetings, organizational savvy helps you navigate the underwater currents and occasional whirlpools of your job.

View the Agenda. This file is in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. Click here to download.

Log in to My OSBA and register now.

Council of School Attorneys Workshop

View the Oregon Council of School Attorneys AgendaThis file is in Adobe Acrobat PDF format. Click here to download.

Friday, November 14 
9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Log in to My OSBA and register now.

Registration Fees


OSBA Members   By 10/09/15   After 10/09/15
New board members elected/appointed on or after 12/01/2014, or charter schools who joined OSBA after December 1, 2014 $75 $75
Convention registration   $255   $305
Leadership Institute Preconference   $125*   $175* 
Administrative Professionals' (formerly Board Secretaries') Workshop (includes lunch)   $125*   $175*
Council of School Attorneys Workshop (CLE credit applied for)   $125*   $175*

*Board Secretaries' and Council School Attorneys workshop fees are waived if the attendee is a convention registrant.

Meals are not included in the cost of registration.  Meals can be purchased during registration or onsite.
Cancellation: After October 9, a $50 fee is charged for each cancellation. No shows will be billed for the entire registration fee plus requested meals.

Meal Information

Meal tickets may be ordered for spouses or guests; convention registration is not required. Tickets must be purchased by 4 pm the day prior to the meal. For refunds, meal tickets must be returned 48 hours before the meal.

Please let us know of any special dietary requests or accommodations required when registering.

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Thursday
Opening Reception Free
Friday  
Networking Breakfast (first-come, first-served) Free
Lunch $20
Saturday  
Breakfast (ESD, Small Schools and Critical Issues) $20
Lunch $20
Sunday  
Breakfast $20

Hotel

Room blocks are open September 15 - October 22, 2014.

Make reservations directly with hotels. Blocks of reduced-rate rooms have been negotiated to help you save money. 

All reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Why should I reserve a room in the block?

  • Gives you easy access to your room
  • Keeps registration fees low
  • Keeps room and food costs down
  • Keeps meeting costs down

Tips for making your hotel reservation:

  • All hotels require a credit card to guarantee your reservation. The credit card used to guarantee won't be charged and you can choose at a later date to pay by cash, check, credit card or purchase order (Marriott Downtown Waterfront only).
  • Rooms need to be reserved by October 22! After October 22, group rates are no longer available. If you need to make a hotel reservation after October 22, call the hotel to check for availability and room rate.
  • Each hotel has different policies for cancelling and early departure. Check with your hotel for any that might impact your stay. 
  • If you have problems making your reservation or need more information, contact our event staff.
Rates do not include 14.5% room tax  SINGLE
1 bed, 1 person
 DOUBLE
1 or 2 beds, 2 people
 TRIPLE
2 beds, 3 people
 QUAD
2 beds, 4 people
Marriott Downtown Waterfront → Reservations
1401 SW Naito Pkwy
Portland, OR 97201
1-877-901-6632

$134

$144

$144

$144

Wireless internet is complimentary in the Marriott guest rooms.
Book online here

RiverPlace Hotel → Reservations
1510 SW Harbor Way
Portland, OR  97201
1-800-546-7866

 $165

 $165

 $185

 $205

Book online here.

Residence Inn by Marriott→ Reservations
2115 SW River Parkway
Portland, OR  97201
1-503-552-9500

$169

 $169

 $169

 $169

Book online here.



Parking

  • Valet parking for guests of the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront is $17.50 per day.
  • Parking at the RiverPlace is $22 per day.
  • Parking at the Residence Inn by Marriott is $28 per day.
  • If you are not staying at these hotels, parking is available in commercial lots adjacent to the Marriott or at meters on the street.

Travel

  • Light rail (MAX) and Street Car stations are located nearby. Visit TriMet’s website for schedules and route maps.
  • Cabs are available by visiting the bell stand of your hotel or on the North side of the Marriott on Columbia St.

Things to do

  • The Trailblazers are offering discount tickets for their game Saturday, November 15 against the Brooklyn Nets. Order tickets by October 17 using "OSBA" as the password, or find more information (270 KB This file is in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.)
  • Travel Portland has information about sites to see and things to do.
  • Downtown Portland Map

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Keynoters

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Friday - 10:00 - 11:45 am

As executive director of Gallup Education, Brandon Busteed integrates Gallup’s research and science on selection, strengths, engagement, and well-being to improve student success, teacher effectiveness, and educational outcomes. His career spans a wide range of important work in education as an entrepreneur, speaker, writer and university trustee. Busteed’s keynote on “It’s the Educonomy!” will address his belief that, as a nation, there is nothing more important than building the world’s most effective “educonomy” by seamlessly integrating our educational system, our employers and our job creators.

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Saturday - 8:45 - 10:30 am

Kati Haycock is one of the nation's leading educational advocates. In "Raising Achievement and Closing Gaps: Lessons for School Board Members on the Performance Frontier," she will discuss the opportunity and achievement gaps that separate low-income students and students of color from other young Americans. She'll share lessons from schools and districts that tackle these problems head-on and get better results.

Haycock currently serves as president of the Washington, D.C.-based Education Trust. Established in 1996, the trust works for the high academic achievement of all students at all levels, pre-kindergarten through college. Before coming to the trust, Haycock was executive vice president of the Children's Defense Fund, the nation's largest child advocacy organization. Haycock speaks about educational improvement before thousands of educators, community and business leaders, and policymakers each year.

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Sunday - 8:15 - 9:45 am

Former Denver Broncos captain and All-Pro linebacker Karl Mecklenburg rose from being a college walk-on and a 12th-round draft pick to a pro career that included six Pro Bowl and three Super Bowl appearances. Considered the NFL's most versatile player, Mecklenburg played all seven defensive front positions, sometimes in a single game. The lessons life in the NFL taught him about teamwork, courage, dedication, desire, honesty and forgiveness, and goal-setting are his "Six Keys to Success."

Through his humor and inspirational stories, Mecklenburg helps his audience form a renewed commitment to their goals.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Friday Morning Workshops - 8:15-9:30 a.m.

Friday Keynote Address - 10:00-11:45 a.m.

  • "It's the Educonomy" by Brandon Busteed, Gallup Education, executive director (1052 KB This file is in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.)
    • For a similar presentation to the Keynote address by Brandon Busteed, please click here.

Friday Afternoon Workshops - 1:00-2:15 p.m.

Friday Afternoon Workshops - 4:00-4:45 p.m.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Saturday Keynote Address - 8:45-10:30 a.m.

Saturday Morning Workshops - 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Saturday Afternoon Workshops - 2:00-2:45 p.m.

OSBA Annual Membership Meeting - 3:15-3:30 p.m.

  • Treasurer's Report by Sam Lee, OSBA, secretary/treasurer, Winston-Dillard, board member (628 KB This file is in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.)

Following are other meetings being held in conjunction with OSBA’s Annual Convention.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

OASBO Board Meeting
Mt. Hood Room
8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
OASBO board members

OASBO New Business Managers Institute
Mt. Hood Room
2 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Enrolled participants only - New business managers
http://www.oasbo.com/nbmi.htm

Thursday, November 13, 2014

OASBO Fall Workshop
Salon E
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Registration required through OASBO
www.oasbo.com

OAESD Fall Summit
Salons G/H/I, Salem, Medford
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Registration required through OAESD
www.oaesd.org

Board2Board Education Foundation Conference
Mt. Hood and Pearl Rooms
9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Registration required through Foundation Innovation
http://foundationinnovation.com/board2board-page/?ee=13

Sodexo Meeting/Dinner
Columbia Room
11:30 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Sodexo staff members

OSSA Board Meeting
Eugene Room
4 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
OSSA Board Members

Friday, November 14, 2014

Sodexo Meeting
Columbia Room
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Sodexo staff members

Garrett Hemann Robertson P.C. Reception
Salons A/B
5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Open to all attendees
www.ghrlawyers.com

Sodexo Partnership Appreciation Reception

Salon E
5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Open to all attendees

Saturday, November 15, 2014

No meetings

Sunday, November 16, 2014

OSBA Board of Director Meeting
Columbia Room
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Public Meeting/Open to all attendees 

 

 

Partner - Premier (Strategic)

PACE (Booth 33/34)
www.pace.osba.org
Tricia Yates
(503) 588-2800; tyates@osba.org
The leading provider of property and casualty coverage for public schools, education service districts, community colleges and charter schools.

Partner - Honors

DLR Group (Booth 1)
www.dlrgroup.com
Scott Rose
(503) 274-2675; srose@dlrgroup.com
DLR Group is an educational planning and design firm located in Oregon with offices internationally. We excel at creating learning environments that are safe, sustainable, and enhance the learning experience.

Piper Jaffray-Seattle-Northwest Division (Booth 35)
www.piperjaffray.com
Carol Samuels
(503) 275-8301; carol.e.samuels@pjc.com
Municipal bond investment banking firm with expertise in underwriting, financial advisory services, portfolio management and market making for fixed income securities.

Partner - Media

DA Davidson & Co (Booth 15)
www.davidsoncompanies.com
Matt Donahue
(503) 863-5094; mdonahue@dadco.com
D.A. Davidson & Co., the largest independent brokerage firm based in the Northwest, has over 75 years of experience providing underwriting and financial advisory services to municipalities issuing bonds and other debt.

DAY CPM Services (Booth 14)
www.daycpm.com
Bob Collins
(503) 641-4100; rcollins@daycpm.com
We are the Owner's Representative providing start to finish Comprehensive Project Management. DAY CPM has a long-standing reputation of serving the construction industry with extensive experience managing and leading complex projects for healthcare, K-12, higher education, private and public projects, ports, nonprofits, and high-tech and bio-tech clients.

Ednetics (Booth 21)
www.ednetics.com
Colby Van Vooren
(541) 230-1635; colby@ednetics.com
Ednetics provides technology services and solutions to the education community. From network infrastructure to managed services, the Ednetics portfolio is built to support collaboration, safety, mobility and productivity district wide. Ednetics managed services include hosted voice, managed networks, connectivity and managed physical security. Ednetics also offers technology support with phone, email, remote and onsite support services. The Ednetics vision is to provide solutions that improve and enhance the education environment while conserving valuable resources.

OR Office of State Fire Marshal (Booth 29)
www.oregon.gov/osp/sfm
Krista Fischer
(503) 934-8240; Krista.Fischer@state.or.us
The Office of State Fire Marshal Youth Fire Prevention and Intervention Program works in partnership with fire service, law enforcement, social service, and school professionals to provide a continuum of services from prevention education to intervention resources for youth, ages 3 to 17 years of age, and their families. Services provided include, but are not limited to, collaborate with fire service and community agencies to develop and distribute prevention education, intervention, and treatment resources; develop and train on preschool, elementary, and middle school fire awareness prevention curricula.

Partner - Pavilion

4QTRS Holdings (Booth 18)
www.4qtrsholdings.com
Phil Rotheram
(855) 259-4911; phil.rotheram@4qtrs.net
The 4QTRS Safepointe Solution provides schools real-time information sharing and collaboration between school staff and first responders to improve incident response. Our InPointe Solution provides a mobile panic button to enable real-time request for assistance. InPointe also enables collaboration with school staff and first responders. When seconds count, count on SafePointe to provide you all the information you need to respond to a school incident.

Alma (Booth 17.5)
www.getalma.com
Andrew Herman
(503) 477-4936; info@getalma.com
Alma is the first Holistic Student Engagement Platform for K-12 schools. Our cloud-based platform integrates LMS, SIS, state reporting, assessments, and more, improving student outcomes by empowering educators with a 360° view of their students’ learning process.

BLRB Architects (Booth 11)
www.blrb.com
Richard Higgins
(503) 535-0707; rhiggins@blrb.com
BLRB Architects is a full service architecture firm with a six-decade focus on K-12 facility planning and design. From offices in Portland, Bend, Tacoma and Spokane, they have served more than 70 distinct school district clients for a variety of planning and capital construction projects.

brass|MEDIA Inc (Booth 17)
www.brassmedia.com
Jeff Horton
(541) 753-8546; jeffhorton@brassmedia.com
brass|MEDIA partners with school districts and community organizations to provide standards and experience-based teaching tools to teach personal finance and life skills in the high school classroom. Young adults want financial independence and the best way to help them is through hands-on experience. That's way brass|MEDIA created brass|STUDENT PROGRAM - to make financial education relevant and engaging.

Brattain International (Booth 9)
www.brattainbussales.com
Rich Sanner
(541) 928-3324; rsanner@brattain.com
Specialize in sales, parts and service of all makes and models of school and commercial buses. Five locations in Oregon - Portland, Salem, Albany, Eugene and Bend.

BYU Independent Study (Booth 13)
www.elearn.byu.edu
Jedd Maylett
(801) 422-2605; jedd.maylett@byu.edu
BYU Independent Study offers online courses that are for anyone, anytime, anywhere. We offer over 170 high school and more than 215 university courses that can help students make up credit, graduate on time, enhance their curriculum, or earn university credit. With the choice of Paper, Online, and Teacher-Led courses, students can sign up anytime and have one year to complete each of our fully accredited courses; this allows them to work at their own pace. BYU Independent Study is known as an organization with integrity; our primary goal is to help students receive a high-quality, affordable education.

Chartwells School Dining Services (Booth 32)
www.eatlearnlive.com
Marty Abraham
(425) 427-2591; marty.abraham@compass-usa.com
Chartwells is a diverse family of food and nutrition specialists focused solely on helping k-12 school districts operate successful school nutrition programs.

Dull Olson Weekes Architects (Booth 6)
www.dowa-ibigroup.com
Steve Olson
(503) 266-6950; steve.olson@ibigroup.com
Dull Olson Weekes-IBI Group Architects (DOWA-IBI Group) is an architectural design services firm focused on CLIENT, COMMUNITY, SUSTAINABILITY and EXCELLENCE. Focusing on your goals, needs and aspirations is the foundation of our success. At DOWA - IBI Group, we believe great design solutions emerge from a collaborative process. They should support vision themes; they should be based on guiding principles and goals; and they should embody our highest collective ideals. Our philosophy is to listen, to learn, to consider and then provide our clients with the best service, the highest level of creativity and quality results.

Enterprise Scenario Planning (Booth 22)
www.espbudgeting.com
Scott Cropley
(360) 892-4861; scott@andrew-scott.com
Enterprise Scenario Planning is a full featured, cost effective, budget modeling and decision support system designed by and for K12 School Districts. *Quickly prepare, explore and compare budget scenarios. *Dramatically improve the accuracy and efficiency of your budgeting processes and staff. *Monitor annual and period actual expenditures, both current and historical. *Publish budget documentation directly from ESP.

First Student Inc (Booth 7)
www.firststudentinc.com
Kay Hemstreet
(360) 896-9500; kay.hemstreet@firstgroup.com
The student transportation leader for good reason; locally run and nationally networked with award-winning safety, delivering cost-effective service, advanced technology and flexibility.

Gallagher (Booth 27)
www.gallagherbenefits.com
Dawson Mortimore
(509) 838-5571; dawson_mortimore@ajg.com
HRA VEBA Trust Plans

GCA Education Services, Inc (Booth 20)
www.gcaservices.com
Rick Burns
(206) 678-5747; rburns@gcaservices.com
GCA Services Group, Inc. is a leading national provider of quality facility services, including custodial services, facilities operations and maintenance, grounds and athletic field management, and more. GCA's Education Division serves over 240 K-12 school districts, including over 3000 schools, and over 75 higher education institutions throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Its client retention rate is an exceptional 98+%. For more information, please visit www.gcaservices.com or follow GCA on Twitter, @gcaservices.

Government Capital Corporation (Booth 8)
www.govcap.com
Ed King
(817) 421-5400; trade.show@govcap.com
Government Capital Corporation (GCC) is a leading public finance firm offering clients a broad range of public financing solutions. With over $2 billion in funding, GCC has extensive expertise in providing funding for personal property and equipment needs. We can assist with funding of energy management projects, buses, technology and other essential personal property.

Insight School of Oregon (Booth 30)
www.insightor.net
Brandy Osborn
(541) 530-6818; bosborn@k12.com
Managed, full service Online Alternative School providing statewide school districts highly qualified, Oregon certified teachers, and accredited, nationally recognized curriculum for grades 6 through 12. Districts who choose to contract with Insight Oregon, a K12 network school, can place students in full-time or part-time status.

LS Networks (Booth 28)
www.lsnetworks.net
Jessica Moss
(503) 414-0492; jmoss@lsnetworks.net
LSN is one of the Pacific Northwest's most widely deployed telecommunications companies, providing integrated telecommunications solutions to carriers, education, enterprise business and government customers. These solutions consist of advanced network transport, access, and productized services in metro and rural communities throughout Oregon and Washington. LSN's product portfolio includes Wavelength, MEF-26 compliant Ethernet Transport services (including E-LINE, E-LAN and E-TREE), TDM Private Line (T1 through OC-n), Dedicated Internet and IPTV distribution via our Program Distribution Network. Engineered to provide the best route protection and lowest latency of any provider, LSN's fiber network is the most robust and diverse in the region.

McKinstry Company (Booth 24)
www.mckinstry.com
Tracy Lambert
(503) 262-2331; tracyl@mckinstry.com
McKinstry offers best-in-class design, construction, operation, maintenance, and optimization of facilities. We employ experts throughout the full cycle of service from pre-construction through active energy management.

Mid Columbia Bus Co Inc (Booth 5)
www.midcobus.com
Tony Barnhart
(541) 278-1444 x128; tonyb@midcobus.com
At Mid Columbia Bus Company we realize that we are carrying the most precious cargo in the world...Your Children. Therefore, the primary goal is safety. Our employees are trained behind the wheel and in classroom settings to include extensive training in our Safety Programs, Special Needs Training, and Disaster Training. Each bus is inspected daily for safety and mechanical issues.

MODA Health (Booth 12)
www.modahealth.com/OEBB
Jesse Zyla
(503) 412-4012; jesse.zyla@modahealth.com
A healthy lifestyle depends on quality plans and programs, useful online tools and partnerships that help along the way. We have all that and more. We’re here to be your guide and your fan club. Join us. Together, we can be more, be better.

Northwest Capital Recovery Group (Booth 19)
www.northwestcapitalrecoverygroup.com
Steve Rhea
(866) 545-0976; steverhea@comcast.net
For over 20 years, Northwest Capital Recovery Group has specialized in recovering billing overcharges in the areas of electricity, natural gas, water, sewer, garbage and telecommunications. Our process is contingency based (no actual results, no fee) with over a 95% success rate in recovering refunds and ensuring continued savings into the future. "Utility and Telecommunication overbillings continue to drain school budgets unnecessarily. Northwest Capital Recovery Group specializes in recovering those lost dollars."

OR Dept of Education (Booth 25)
www.ode.state.or.us
Heidi Dupuis
(503) 947-5894; heidi.dupuis@state.or.us
State agency of education will highlight the nutrition programs. These programs connect schools with local farms with the objectives of serving healthy meals in school cafeterias, improving student nutrition, providing health and nutrition education opportunities that will last a lifetime, and supporting local small farmers.

PEMCO Insurance (Booth 23)
www.pemco.com
Paula Henderson
(360) 342-5996; paula.henderson@pemco.com
PEMCO Insurance has had a heritage of being committed to education since 1949. All school employees receive a special discount for home and auto insurance. PEMCO also offers umbrella coverage.

Renaissance Learning (Booth 16)
www.renaissance.com
Jennifer Burchard
(512) 230-3930; jennifer.burchard@renaissance.com
Renaissance Learning is a leading provider of cloud-based assessment and teaching and learning solutions that fit the K12 classroom, improve school performance, and accelerate learning for all. Renaissance Learning enables educators to deliver highly differentiated and timely instruction while driving personalized student practice in reading, writing and math every day.

Renegade Sports Surfacing, Inc (Booth 3)
www.renegadeinc.net
Lisa Hardin
(503) 443-4714; lisa@renegadeinc.net
Renegade Sports Surfacing, Inc. was founded in Portland, Oregon in 2013. We are locally owned and operated in Oregon. We are a member in good standing of the ASBA and maintain a Certified Track Builder on staff. Although Renegade Sports Surfacing, Inc. may be a new company to the track and tennis industry, the individuals are not. The team's knowledge and 120 years experience has been forged by personally installing, designing, building or managing numerous projects from start to finish. These projects include IAAF certified, NCAA, high schools, middle schools, park and recreation facilities, and home owners across the continental United States, Alaska and Hawaii.

Soderstrom Architects (Booth 4)
www.sdra.com
Henry Fitzgibbon
(503) 228-5617; henry@sdra.com
Soderstrom Architects is a Portland Oregon based architecture, planning and interior design firm, founded 30 years ago. We specialize in education projects and deliver a service oriented, high engagement style of architectural practice. In working with our clients, we seek architectural solutions which function elegantly and efficiently - and provide value. We use an evidence-based design approach that emphasizes integration of functionality, technology, natural environment and human interaction as principal influences for thoughtful, well crafted design solutions.

Sodexo School Services (Booth 2)
www.sodexousa.com
Greg Johnson
(630) 730-2578; greg.johnson@sodexo.com
Sodexo supports student engagement and achievement by providing expert solutions that improve the Quality of Life for the students, staff and communities we serve. We do this by designing, managing and delivering programs and services that further student well-being while also enriching the learning environment.

VIRCO Furniture Manufacturing (Booth 10)
www.virco.com
Rick Sauer
(503) 957-4298; ricksauer@virco.com
Direct sales in manufacturing of furniture and equipment for Educators. Greenguard/UL approved products with limited, lifetime warranty. Four USA factories. Planscape large project FFE management services. Furniture for administration, classroom, computer, cafeteria, commons, technology, libraries, sciences, seating, chairs, classroom desks. Freestanding classroom and school furniture add direct.

Western Bus Sales Inc (Booth 31)
www.westernbus.com
Mollie Blagg
(503) 905-0002; mblagg@westernbus.com
Proudly serving Oregon school districts since 1974, Western Bus Sales is your Blue Bird and Collins school and activity bus dealer. We offer high-quality and reliable transportation products that allow Oregon school districts to safely and efficiently transport students. Ask us about how propane-powered school buses can save your fleet thousands of dollars per bus every year. In addition to school and activity buses, we offer a highly-skilled service department, and stand ready to provide both maintenance and repairs on districts' transportation fleets.

Window to Leadership, LLC (Booth 26)
www.window2leadership.com/
Greg McKenzie
(503) 752-2438; gregmckenzie@att.net
Executive Search and Recruiting services for school district superintendents, community college presidents and other senior administrators.

 

 

Oregon schools produce some of the most amazing musical talent! Hearing and seeing them perform reminds us all of the many rewards students get from music programs and how important they are in our schools. Here are your opportunities to hear student entertainers this year.

Spartacappella
Corvallis 509J
Performing During:General Session: Brandon Busteed

When: Friday, November 14, 2014 (10:00 AM - 11:45 AM)
Awards: Auditioned and accepted to compete at the International Competition of High School A Cappella in 2013 and 2014. We placed 4th in the northwest regional division in 2013 and placed 2nd in the northwest regional division in 2014 and received the award for best vocal percussion
Spartacappella is a high energy high school a capella group composed of juniors and seniors from Corvallis High School. They perform a varied repertoire from classical to romantic to contemporary pop. Spartacappella auditioned and was accepted to compete at the International Competition of High School A Capella (ICHSA) in 2013 and 2014. They placed fourth and second in the ICHSA Northwest Regional Division in 2013 and 2014, respectively. They also received the award for best vocal percussion.
Happy Valley Middle School Orchestra
North Clackamas 12
Performing During:General Session: Kati Haycock

When: Saturday, November 15, 2014 (8:45 AM - 10:30 AM)
Awards: My groups have consistently won top spot honors at festivals and competitions with the latest being a first place award at the Clackamas Community College String Festival. We also travel to festivals as far away as Bend where my groups placed first and second (this current year) in the middle school category. I offer a chamber group, which is audition only, and is asked annually to perform at the Friday viewing of the Festival of the Trees charity event. Our large group has also had a long standing relationship with the Portland Trail Blazers and has performed in the outer concourse area before a “home” December game for years.
The Happy Valley Middle School Orchestra, from the North Clackamas School District, plays a variety of music which gives a traditional feel and warm sound. They have consistently won top honors at festivals and competitions, the latest being a first place award at the Clackamas Community College String Festival. The group has a longstanding relationship with the Portland Trail Blazers, performing in the Blazers’ outer concourse area before home games for many years.
Crimson & Black Choir
Milton-Freewater 7
Performing During:General Session: Karl Mecklenburg

When: Sunday, November 16, 2014 (8:15 AM - 9:45 AM)
The Crimson and Black Choir from the Milton-Freewater School District performs concert-style music, much of which is in a foreign language so the students incorporate music from multiple cultures and countries. The choir placed third in the Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) State Choir Competition in 2014, marking the second time they have placed in the top 3 of the competition.

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