OSBA/COSA Legislative Day 2017

March 13, 2017

Salem-Willamette Heritage Center - 1313 Mill Street SE, Salem, Oregon


Urge your legislators to invest in public education!

Oregon School Boards Association (OSBA) and Confederation of School Administrators (COSA) will host a Legislative Day to advocate for reinvestment in public education that will support student achievement. Receive training, then meet with your legislators to discuss education priorities. Register for this free event!

When: Monday, March 13, 2017, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Where: Willamette Heritage Center (Mission Mill Museum), Spinning Room, 1313 Mill Street SE, Salem OR

Schedule an appointment with your legislator

Be sure to contact your local legislator to request an appointment with them. It is important that you schedule your appointment after 11:00 a.m. on March 13th, if possible. Visit the Oregon Legislature website to find your legislator's contact information.

Contact Sera Lockwood at COSA by email or phone at 503-581-3141 if you have questions about registration.


See the full agenda here


Free parking will be available on-site at the Willamette Heritage Center on a first come, first served basis.


See the list below for a list of recommended lodging accommodations in the Salem area:

The Grand Hotel
(closest to Willamette Heritage Center and the Capitol)
Best Western Plus Mill Creek Inn
LaQuinta Inn & Suites
Residence Inn Salem
Hampton Inn & Suites


2017 OSBA/COSA Legislative Day


Willamette Heritage Center, Spinning Room

1313 Mill Street SE, Salem OR

Monday, March 13, 2017


7:30 a.m.

Check in at the Spinning Room

8:00 a.m.

Coffee/tea and light Continental Breakfast

8:10 a.m.


  • Betty Reynolds, OSBA President, Board Member, West Linn‑Wilsonville 
  • Craig Hawkins, COSA Executive Director

8:20 a.m.

Rep. Margaret Doherty, Chair, House Education Committee

8:45 a.m.

Advocacy training: How to talk to your legislators

9:15 a.m.

Setting up your message; table discussions

10:00 a.m.

Legislative overview

  • Funding 
    • Promise of Oregon / Oregon Rising 
  • Revenue Reform 
  • Other issues 
    • Ballot Measure 98 
    • Facility funding 
    • Collective bargaining 
    • Healthy and safe schools

11:00 a.m.

Head to the Capitol for meetings with your legislators

(You may hang coats in Room 167A at the Capitol while attending appointments)

12:00 p.m.

Press Conference - OSBA Revenue Polling

Capitol Press Conference Room, Suite 43, Capitol Basement

3:00 p.m.

Attend the House Education Committee informational hearing on the

Occupational Therapy Program and public hearings on HB 2989, HJR 4, HB 2658 - HR F (optional) 



Box lunches will be provided at the Spinning Room between 11:00 a.m. and noon

Don’t forget to leave your feedback forms in Room 167A!


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