Summer Board Conference 2018

July 20-22, 2018

Bend - Riverhouse on the Deschutes - 3075 N Business 97, Bend, OR 97701 - 866-453-4480
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For experienced and new school board members!

The world of public education is constantly changing, from state priorities, national leadership and government reforms to school standards and public attitudes. OSBA’s Summer Board Conference gives you tools to not only navigate change but also to lead. You are an essential player in ensuring that your community’s schools prepare students for life and success on whatever path they choose.

Join us this year, at the Riverhouse on the Deschutes in Bend, Oregon, and let our staff and other educational experts help you discover your strengths, build on shared knowledge, learn new information and craft exceptional solutions.

Online registration is now closed. If you'd like to register or make changes to an existing registration, please contact Vicky Black at vblack@osba.org.

Charter schools- please read the following before registering for OSBA’s Summer Board Conference:

As you may have heard, OSBA’s tax status is changing as of July 1, 2018 (see FAQ linked below for details). Under the new designation, OSBA can no longer accept dues and/or service fees from charter schools because they are not recognized as political subdivisions of the state as defined under federal tax code. Therefore, beginning July 1, 2018, charter schools will no longer be able to be associate members or contract directly with OSBA for services.

To access OSBA services, which includes conferences and events, charter schools are now required to submit a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) acknowledging that their sponsoring district has a process in place that provides access to OSBA services. This new requirement begins on July 1, 2018, which means OSBA needs to have your fully executed MOU on file prior to the conference (see sample MOU linked below), or we will not be able to honor your registration. Please mail the completed MOU to the address below, attention Vicky Black, or email vblack@osba.org.  

For questions about charter schools, please contact Kristen Miles at kmiles@osba.org.

FAQ

Sample MOU

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2018 Pre-Conference: Friday, July 20th

The Board's Role in Disrupting Poverty
Dr. William Parrett, Director, The Center for School Improvement and Policiy Studies, College of Education, Boise State University

Administrative Professionals Workshop
Featuring Krissy LaMont, Leadership Development & Member Services Director, ISBA

2018 Summer Board Conference: Saturday & Sunday, July 21st - 22nd

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OSBA Leadership Institute

Earn credits toward the level you want to achieve by attending these workshops.  Find more information at www.osba.org/li

Bronze  

  • Saturday – Basic Roles and Responsibilities: Board Best Practices
  • Saturday – Ethics for Board Members
  • Sunday – Policy 101: Board Governance Through Policy
  • Sunday – Public Meetings/Executive Sessions/Board Hearings/Complaint Procedures
  • Sunday – School Finance

Silver

  • Saturday – How to Become a School Communications Superhero
  • Saturday – Board's Role in Negotiation: Part 1 and Part 2
  • Saturday – 2018 Legislative Session Review
  • Sunday – School Law for Board Members
  • Sunday – Superintendent Evaluation
  • Sunday – Board Self-Evaluation

Gold

  • Saturday – Shared Success through Effective Board-Superintendent Partnerships
  • Saturday – 2018 Oregon TELL Survey Results
  • Sunday – Charter Schools: The Top Five Issues

Conference registration:

Friday pre-conference workshop (The Board's Role in Disrupting Poverty) and Administrative Professionals Workshop require separate registration.

  • The Board's Role in Disrupting Poverty pre-conference is $165 per person
  • Administrative Professionals Workshop is $135 per person.

Saturday and Sunday Summer Board Conference is $185 per person.

Cancellation: There is a $50 fee for each cancellation received after July 6th. No-shows will be billed the full registration fee.

Online registration closes July 13, 2018. Please contact Vicky Black at vblack@osba.org with any questions.

Meals:

Friday & Saturday, July 20th and 21st
Breakfast and Lunch will be provided at the Riverhouse Convention Center

Sunday, July 22nd
Breakfast will be provided at the Riverhouse Convention Center

Online registration

Administrative Professionals Workshop

Friday July 20, 2018

7:30am Registration
8:00am Welcome and Introductions

 

8:30am

FUNdamentals for Administrative Professionals Krissy LaMont, Leadership Development & Member Services Director, ISBA

Administrative Professionals perform a myriad of tasks in addition to taking minutes. This fun interactive workshop with video testimonials will address issues related to supporting school boards; effective meetings, board packets, minutes, time management and front line support. Discover in depth techniques in communicating confidently and how to develop and polish your effective meeting skills.

10:15am Break
10:30am Continue FUNdamentals for Administrative Professionals
12:00pm Luncheon

 

1:00pm

Your Questions Answered OSBA Staff

Ever wished you could phone a friend with a work question? Throughout the year OSBA receives calls from board secretaries on issues ranging from how to deal with meeting notices to how to prevent a board from straying during executive session. Learn from one another and OSBA staff on approaches you can take to avoid falling into – or help get yourself out of – a sticky situation.

2:15pm Break
2:30pm
Hot Topic Roundtable Discussions
3:40pm Wrap-Up
4:00pm Networking Reception

Agenda with descriptions

The Board's Role in Disrupting Poverty

Friday July 20, 2018

Dr. William Parrett, Director, The Center for School Improvement and Policy Studeies, College of Education, Boise State University

 8:00am

Welcome & Introductions

Disrupting Poverty

Closing Gaps and Increasing School Achievement

School Success for ALL students

10:15am
Break

10:30am

Creating Healthy Safe and Supportive Learning Environments

12:00pm
Lunch

1:00pm

Focusing on Learning -- Student, Professional and System

2:15pm
Break

2:30pm

Building Leadership Capacity

The Board's Role in Disrupting Poverty -- Next Steps

4:00pm Networking Reception

 Agenda

Friday, July 20, 2018

8:00 am to 4:00 pm

  • Pre-Conference Workshop for Board Members on The Board's Role in Disrupting Poverty
  • Pre-Conference Workshop for Administrative Professionals

4:00 pm - Networking Reception with Conference Exhibitors. No-host bar and hors d'oeuvres. Guest welcome!

Saturday, July 21, 2018

7:30 am  - Registration

8:00 am  - Welcome and keynote presentation by Dr. Phil Gore

  • Keynote: "The School Board's Role in Student Achievement"

    School boards serve a vital role in school systems for improving student learning. Long neglected in the arena of educational research, school governance matters. Research from the past two decades makes this clear. Gifted teachers and masterful administrators influence student achievement.  So do the governance teams that oversee and chart the course for school districts. Gain practical tips you can bring back home to support sustained improved in student achievement in your district.

9:30 am - Workshops

  • Shared Success through Effective Board-Superintendent Partnerships
    (Cascade E/F Rooms)
    Dr. Phil Gore, Division Director Leadership Team Services, Texas Association of School Boards
    Veteran superintendents recognize the critical nature of the board-superintendent relationship, as do high-functioning school board members. Learn from original research what board members really want from a superintendent and what superintendents need from a school board. Leave this session better equipped to nurture and strengthen your board-superintendent partnership
  • How to Become a School Communications Superhero
    (Cascade G Room)
    Alex Pulaski, Rachel Fleenor and Jake Arnold OSBA
    Does it seem daunting to engage your community through social media and local news outlets? When a reporter calls does that sound like an opportunity or a looming migraine? We will provide you with the tools to build relationships, craft messaging, avoid loaded language and prepare to respond in crisis.
  • Basic Roles and Responsibilities: Board Best Practices
    Steve Kelley, OSBA
    (Cascade H/I Room)
    The school board has a unique role to play in the district. Who does what and why?  In this course, you’ll learn about the board’s relationship with the superintendent and how to avoid common pitfalls. You will leave better equipped to focus on best practices and your legal roles and responsibilities found in state statute and board policy.

10:45 am - Break

11:00 am - Workshops

  • Boards’ Role in Negotiation: Part 1, Presentation
    (Cascade E/F Room)
    Peggy Stock and Sherisa Davis-Larry, OSBA
    Is it your turn to serve on the bargaining team, but you’re not sure what your role is? This introductory presentation will cover rules that govern labor negotiations, the bargaining process and the critical role board members play. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and participate in a simulated bargaining activity in a follow-up workshop.
  • Ethics for Board Members
    (Cascade G Room)
    Spencer Lewis and Michael Miller, OSBA
    Oregon’s ethics laws encompass a variety of scenarios: gifts, conflicts of interest, nepotism, the “but for” test, and consequences for failure to comply. We will review various situations to illustrate the pitfalls that board members can face. We will also highlight resources available to guide board members when issues arise.
  • Charter Schools: The Top Five Issues
    (Cascade H/I Room)
    Kristen Miles, OSBA and Kate Pattison, ODE
    What are the main issues facing charter schools and their sponsors in Oregon? Come to this interactive session to learn about annual evaluations of charter schools, when districts must allow charter school students to participate in interscholastic activities, how to avoid mistakes and create opportunities in contracting with your charter school, and more.

12:15 pm - Luncheon

12:45 pm - Luncheon speakers Rep. Barbara Smith Warner & Sen. Tim Knopp

1:30 pm -  Workshops

  • Boards’ Role in Negotiations: Part 2, Simulation
    (Cascade E/F Rooms)
    Peggy Stock and Sherisa Davis-Larry, OSBA
    Following the introductory training on the collective bargaining process, join the presenters for simulated negotiation activity. The simulation will include negotiation of ground rules and current bargaining issues.
  • 2018 Oregon TELL Survey Results
    (Cascade G Room)
    Hilda Rosselli, Chief Education Office and Teresa Ferrer, OEA
    Bring your wifi-enabled mobile device to see the 2018 TELL survey data. The presenters will explain what you need to know about the 10 recommendations from the Governor’s Council on Education.
  • 2018 Legislative Session Review
    (Cascade H/I Room)
    Lori Sattenspiel and Richard Donovan, OSBA
    Every legislative session is unique, requiring strategies to oppose certain bills and support others. Come learn about the class-size bargaining bill and other major issues of the short 2018 session. We will also provide a peek into what the 2019 session is expected to look like.

2:45 pm - Break

3:00 pm - Hot topics

3:00 pm - Board Members of Color Caucus Meeting

4:15 pm  - Region Roundtables

Sunday, July 22, 2018

8:00 am - Workshops

  • School Law for Board Members Attorney Panel
    (Cascade A Room)
    Haley Percell, Michael Miller, Callen Sterling and Spencer Lewis, OSBA
    A panel of OSBA attorneys will present and answer questions on a variety of school law hot topics such as student and employee speech rights, marijuana, transgender students, disability accommodations and service animals.
  • Superintendent Evaluation
    (Cascade B Room)
    Steve Kelley, OSBA
    An important board role is the evaluation of its only employee.  Participants will walk away with concrete strategies to transform their superintendent evaluation system into an ongoing conversation throughout the year.  This continuous feedback will be the foundation for creating a strong partnership between board and superintendent that WILL have a positive impact on children.
  • Trauma-Informed Practices in Schools  
    (Cascade C/D Room)
    Cheng-Fei Lai and Susan Mekarski, ODE, and Laura Lien, Chief Education Office
    Participants will receive a high-level overview of the principles of trauma-informed practices in schools and how these practices are spreading across the state.  In addition, details about Oregon’s trauma-informed pilot will be shared, along with some initial lessons learned.
  • Policy 101
    (Cascade E/F Room)
    Peggy Holstedt, OSBA
    What is the authority of boards to lead their districts by setting policies? Learn what policy is and isn’t and the role administrative regulations play in the implementation of policy. We will address common mistakes, steps for reviewing policy, best practices and problems that can result from outdated or missing policies.

 9:15 am - Break

9:30 am - Workshops

  • Public Meetings/Executive Sessions/Board Hearings/Complaint Procedures
    (Cascade A Room)
    Haley Percell and Callen Sterling, OSBA
    Oregon law relating to public meetings and executive sessions has certain basic tenets that every school board member should understand.  The discussion will also include step-by-step instruction on how to conduct a board hearing for employment terminations, complaint appeals and student expulsions.
  • Chronic Underfunding of K-12 Public Education in Oregon and What You Can Do
    (Cascade B Room)
    Brian Reeder, ODE, and Samuel Henry and John Rexford, Quality Education Commission
    Over the last three decades, significant tax changes have impacted school funding. We will address how the “current service level” methodology used to evaluate needed funding may contribute to underfunding and impacts on students.  We will also discuss QEM research to identify best practices in successful and diverse schools and how school board members can lift student achievement.
  • Board Self-Evaluation
    (Cascade C/D Room)
    Kristen Miles, OSBA
    The board evaluates the superintendent, but does the board reflect on its own practices?  Boards that evaluate their own performance tend to be more functional and set clearer goals. Come to this interactive session to learn the why, when, and how of board self-evaluation.
  • ESSA: Educational Stability for Students Experiencing Foster Care
    (Cascade E/F Room)
    Linda Brown and Catherine Stelzer, ODE Office of Student Services
    New requirements under ESSA highlight the need to provide educational stability for young people in foster care, one of Oregon’s most vulnerable student groups. These requirements emphasize the importance of limiting educational disruptions by keeping children in foster care in their school of origin unless it is determined to be in their best interest to change schools. Come learn about the determination and transportation processes.

10:45 am - Break

11:00 am - Workshops

  • School Finance
    (Cascade A Room)
    Spencer Lewis, OSBA
    How is school funding calculated? We will explore that as well as the board’s role in ongoing fiscal oversight, and provide a quick overview of the budget process and budget committee’s role. You will learn terminology such as ADM, and how that differs from ADMw. We will also point out key ways the board can stay informed and ensure financial stability.
  • Help for Homeless Students: Districts Meet the Challenge
    (Cascade B Room)
    Dona Bolt, ODE
    For 30 years, the McKinney-Vento Act has directed school districts to assist children and youth who live in shelters, vehicles, doubled-up housing, motels and other homeless living situations so they can equitably participate and succeed in school. New district data on chronic absenteeism, school performance lags and dropout rates associated with student homelessness is focusing districts’ attention on how to turn these outcomes around. In this workshop we will review the data and federal requirements, then discuss strategies at work in Oregon districts.
  • Understanding Your Annual Audit Report
    (Cascade C/D Room)
    Angie Peterman, OASBO
    Do you find yourself wondering what you’re looking at when you receive a copy of your annual audit report?  What are you supposed to do with this document and what on Earth does it mean? Join us for a conversation about what to look for in your audit, what terms such as “clean audit” mean, and how the annual audit process can support your fiduciary responsibilities to patrons.
  • Implementing the Statewide Chronic Absenteeism Plan
    (Cascade E/F Room)
    Terra Hernandez and Johnna Timmes, ODE
    With 37 states adopting the measure of chronic absenteeism in their Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plans, national, state and local best practices continue to emerge from the field.  Come discuss how the statewide chronic absenteeism plan can meaningfully support the social-emotional and academic success of your students.

12:15 pm - Adjourn

Agenda PDF

Dr. Phil Gore

 Dr. Phil Gore

Dr. Phil Gore, a former Seattle-area school board member, is the Division Director for Leadership Team Services with the Texas Association of School Boards. He has worked with the National School Boards Association and was the Director of Leadership Development Services for the Washington School Directors' Association. During his time in Washington, Phil led a statewide initiative to develop multiple validated approaches and tools for superintendent evaluation in the state. Phil has a PhD from the University of Washington in educational leadership and policy studies. His doctoral research focused on the factors and sources of information that school boards consider when evaluating a superintendent. Phil has an M.Ed. in educational leadership and policy studies and a BA in management. He also co-edited the book "Improving School Board Effectiveness A Balanced Governance Approach.

 

 

Willaim H. Parrett

 William H. Parrett

William H. Parrett is the Director of the Center for School Improvement & Policy Studies and a professor of education at Boise State University. He has received international recognition for his work in school improvement related to children and adolescents who live in poverty. His professional experiences include public school teaching and principalships, curriculum design and media production, college leadership, teaching, research, and publication.

Throughout his career, Bill has worked to improve the educational achievement of all children and youth, particularly those less advantaged. Toward this goal, his efforts have resulted in the creation of numerous policies, programs, and interventions designed to help educators, schools, communities, and universities benefit from research and best practice. These efforts have positively impacted the lives of thousands of young people, many who live in poverty.

Click here for Dr. Parrett's Full Bio

 

 Krissy LaMontKrissy LaMont

Krissy LaMont is the Idaho School Boards Association’s (ISBA) Leadership Development and Member Services Director.  Her tenure at ISBA has availed her to go out and meet with school boards across the state.  In addition to conducting trainings for board members, Krissy has trained administrative professionals.  

Prior to joining ISBA, Krissy served as the Board Clerk and Administrative Assistant for the Salmon School District where she provided daily administrative support for the superintendent, three building administrators, and five school board members. She arranged for and attended the board meetings, took the minutes, and managed complex calendar activity including coordination of appointments and extensive rescheduling. Krissy encouraged and arranged for all board training during her time in the Salmon School District and as a result the school board received the ISBA Boardmanship Award.

 

Location

Riverhouse on the Deschutes - 3075 N. Business 97, Bend, OR 97701 (Map/Directions)

Hotel Reservations

When making a reservation at any of the locations listed below please make sure you mention that you are scheduling for the Summer Board Conference with the Oregon School Boards Association. We have blocks of rooms at each respective location for a discounted rate.

OSBA's blocks at the following hotels are sold out. Please contact Sarah Herb at sherb@osba.org or 503-588-2800 if you need to cancel your room reservation at any of the below hotels.

Riverhouse on the Deschutes - 3075 N. Business 97, Bend, OR 97701

Book online here or call the hotel at 866-453-4480 and specify that you are attending the OSBA conference. Hotel rates are: $140 single/double; riverview-$150 single/double; and $169 for a suite single/double (limited availability), plus 17.5% tax and fees. Rates cannot be guaranteed after June 28, 2018, or when the room block is full, whichever comes first. A 72-hour cancellation notice is required to avoid penalties.

Information about Riverhouse on the Deschutes room types and the amenities associated with your room reservations is available from the hotel website or by calling 541-389-3111 or toll free 866-453-4480.

or

Red Lion on the Deschutes, 15 NE Butler Market Rd, Bend, OR 97701

Book online here or call the hotel at 541-388-4114 and specify that you are attending the OSBA conference. Hotel rates are $159-single/double per night plus 12.2% tax. Rates cannot be guaranteed after July 5, 2018, or when the room block is full, whichever comes first. A 24-hour cancellation notice is required to avoid penalties.

or

Fairfield Inn & Suites Bend Downtown, 1626 NW Wall Street, Bend, OR 97701

Book online here or call the hotel at 541-318-1747 and specify that you are attending the OSBA conference. Hotel rates are $194 for a king suite, single/double occupancy per night plus 12.2% tax. Rates cannot be guaranteed after June 22, 2018, or when the room block is full, whichever comes first. A 48-hour cancellation notice is required to avoid penalties.

or

Shilo Inn Suites Hotel, 3105 O.B. Riley Road, Bend, OR 97703

Call the hotel at 541-389-9600 and specify that you are attending the Oregon School Boards Association conference. No online booking is allowed. Hotel rates are $159 single/double occupancy for king or queen river view rooms; $169 single/double occupancy for queen, queen river view rooms per night plus 12.2% tax. Rates cannot be guaranteed after June 19, 2018, or when the room block is full, whichever comes first.  Cancellation notice is required by 4 pm on the day of arrival to avoid penalties.

Back this year!

A select-group of OSBA Business Exhibitors will be available throughout the conference to provide expert insight on a variety of topics.

Networking opportunities
Date Time Location Opportunity
Fri, July 20 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Cascade Networking reception with no-host bar and hors d'oeuvres. (Attendees may bring a guest)
Sat, July 21
9:15 am - 9:30 am Lobby Refreshment break
Sat, July 21
10:45 am - 11:00 am Lobby Refreshment break
Sat, July 21
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm Lobby Refreshment break
Sun, July 22
9:15 am - 9:30 am Lobby Refreshment break
Sun, July 22
10:45 am - 11:00 am Lobby Refreshment break

 

Exhibitors



Property and Casualty Coverage for Education (PACE)

PACE, an OSBA strategic partner, is the leading provider of property and casualty coverage for public schools, education service districts, community colleges and charter schools.

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Piper Jaffray Municipal bond investment banking firm with expertise in underwriting, financial advisory services, portfolio management and market making for fixed income securities.
YGH Architecture YGH Architecture YGH Architecture has provided integrated architecture, interior design and planning services to over 100 education projects over the last 50 years. While our educational projects are diverse, ranging from full campus master plans to new and renovated buildings for classrooms, laboratories and recreation, all of our work demonstrates YGH's dedication to design that is in harmony with each project's regional environment and community setting, institutional values and user needs.

Friday July 20th Pre-Conferences

Pre-Conference: The Board's Role in Disrupting Poverty

Dr. William Parrett, Director, The Center for School Improvement and Policy Studies, College of Education, Boise State University

Handout Packet, (5MB PDF)

Administrative Professionals' Day

Hot Topic Table Handouts

Saturday July 21st Workshops

Keynote:

The School Board's Role in Student Achievement, (23MB PDF) Phil Gore, Texas Association of School Boards

Workshops:

Shared Success Through Effective Board-Superintendent Partnerships, (4MB PDF) Phil Gore, Texas Association of School Boards

How to Become a School Communications Superhero, (21.7MB PDF) Alex Pulaski, Rachel Fleenor, and Jake Arnold, OSBA

Ethics for Board Members, (227KB PDF) Spencer Lewis, OSBA

Basic Roles and Responsibilities: Board Best Practices, (24KB PDF) Steve Kelley, OSBA

2018 Legislative Session Review, (328KB PDF) Lori Sattenspiel and Richard Donovan, OSBA

Boards' Role in Negotiations: Part 1, Presentation, (449KB PDF) Peggy Stock and Sherisa Davis-Larry, OSBA

Charter Schools: The Top Five Issues, (33KB Word Document) Kristen Miles, OSBA

 Hot Topic Table Handouts:

Sunday July 22nd Workshops

Workshops:

School Law for Board Members, (107KB PDF) Haley Percell, Michael Miller, Callen Sterling, and Spencer Lewis, OSBA

Superintendent Evaluation, (52KB PDF) Steve Kelley, OSBA

Traumed-Informed Practices in Schools, (1MB PDF) Cheng-Fei Lai and Susan Mekarski, ODE; Laura Lien, Chief Education Office

Policy 101, (5.78MB PDF) Peggy Holstedt, OSBA

Public Meetings/Executive Sessions/Board Hearings/Complaint Procedures, (158KB PDF) Haley Percell and Callen Sterling, OSBA

Chronic Underfunding of K-12 Public Education in Oregon and What You Can Do, (155KB PDF) Brian Reeder, ODE, and John Rexford, Quality Education Commission

ESSA: Educational Stability for Students Experiencing Foster Care, (816KB PDF) Linda Brown and Catherine Stelzer, ODE Office of Student Services

School Finance, (127KB PDF) Spencer Lewis, OSBA

Help for Homeless Students: Districts Meet the Challenge, (1.7MB PDF) Dona Bolt, ODE

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