School board candidate filings number 972 this year
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
A total of 972 individuals are running for school board positions today in Oregon, according to a survey conducted by OSBA. That figure is roughly in line with typical numbers of about 850 to 1,050 candidates, and includes K-12 school districts, education service districts and community college boards.
There are 741 open positions across the state, and 517 incumbents are running.
Betsy Miller-Jones, OSBA’s executive director, said board members fulfill an important community role.
“Board members have the most important job in the world,” she said.” They are charged with two vital tasks: educating children and responsibly spending public money.”