Summer Board Conference 2020

July 10-12, 2020

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.

Additional details coming soon...


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

As you may have heard, OSBA’s tax status changed 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. 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  

For questions about charter schools, please contact Kristen Miles at


Sample MOU

For event questions, contact



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