Fall Regional Listening Sessions

October 2021

We want to hear from your school board!

Join OSBA Executive Director Jim Green and other OSBA staff at your local Fall Listening Session to ask questions and talk with us.

Due to the number of regions we plan to visit in person, the session dates will be divided with some in the fall and another set of sessions in the spring. If you do not see a session planned for your region, stay tuned for more dates and locations in 2022.

Please join the conversation, and help us learn how to best meet your needs.

Listening sessions are currently being planned as in-person events; however, in the interest of prioritizing the health and safety of the attendees at these events, OSBA’s COVID-19 safety measures may change in response to current public health conditions and guidance.

OSBA conducted its first phase of listening sessions in eastern and southern Oregon during October and November. Seven sessions were held, with four in-person and three in a virtual environment. Staff connected with more than 165 board members, superintendents, and other school administrators from 45 school districts and 7 education service districts from the following OSBA regions: Eastern, Gorge, Central, Southeast, Douglas/South Coast, and Southern.

OSBA leaders wanted to hear directly from school board members from across the state on vital issues to inform the work of staff.

OSBA President Maureen Wolf and several other OSBA board members attended many of the listening sessions, spending time and making valuable connections with the association membership. Thank you all for your participation and leadership during these meetings.

We would also like to thank each ESD for hosting their respective event.

A summary of the Fall Listening Sessions may be found at the following link: 2021 Fall Listening Sessions Summary.


Malheur ESD will be hosting the Malheur County Fall Regional Listening Session
     Monday, October 18     
Dinner at 6:00 p.m. -- Meeting at 6:30 p.m.
Malheur ESD - Leggitt Conference Room, 363 A Street W, Vale, OR 97918
Please RSVP with Jodi Westerberg, jodi.westerberg@malesd.org


 InterMountain ESD will be hosting the Baker and Union Counties Fall Regional Listening Session
     Tuesday, October 19     
Meeting at 5:00 p.m.
Eastern Oregon University - Gilbert Hall, One University Blvd, La Grande, OR 97850
In the interest of prioritizing the health and safety of the attendees,
we are asking only Superintendents, Board Chairs, and Vice Chairs participate in-person. 
We would like to invite all other participants to join via Zoom.
Please RSVP with Blake Johlke, Blake.johlke@imesd.k12.or.us


InterMountain ESD will be hosting the Morrow and Umatilla Counties Fall Regional Listening Session
     Wednesday, October 20     
Meeting at 5:00 p.m.
Pendleton Convention Center, 1601 Westgate, Pendleton, OR 97801
In the interest of prioritizing the health and safety of the attendees,
we are asking only Superintendents, Board Chairs, and Vice Chairs participate in-person.
We would like to invite all other participants to join via Zoom.
Please RSVP with Blake Johlke, Blake.johlke@imesd.k12.or.us


High Desert ESD will be hosting the Crook, Deschutes, and Jefferson Counties Fall Regional Listening Session
     Thursday, October 21     
Meeting (listening session) at 5:30 p.m.
Virtual Zoom Meeting
Please click here to register for the meeting
New Board Member Training at 4:00 p.m.
Virtual Zoom Training
Please click here to register for the training


Lake ESD will be hosting the Lake County Fall Regional Listening Session
     Monday, October 25     
Dinner at 6:00 p.m. -- Meeting at 6:30 p.m.
Paisley Community Center, 705 Chewaucan ST, Paisley, OR
Please RSVP with Taylor Hileman, thileman@lakeesd.k12.or.us


South Coast ESD will be hosting the Coos and Curry Counties Fall Regional Listening Session
    Wednesday, October 27     
Meeting at 6:00 p.m.
 Virtual Zoom Meeting
Please click here to register


Southern Oregon ESD will be hosting the Jackson, Josephine, and Klamath Counties Fall Regional Listening Session
     Thursday, October 28     
Meeting at 6:00 p.m.
Virtual Zoom Meeting
Please click here to register


 

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