OSBA Board members will advocate for Oregon schools in U.S. Capitol
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
OSBA Board members will visit the U.S. Capitol next week to discuss educational priorities with Oregon’s congressional delegation. In meetings scheduled for Tuesday, June 14, OSBA Board members will urge Congress to uphold local governance and flexibility while implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), reauthorize the Child Nutrition Act, increase federal funding for Title I, and discuss long-term solutions to ensure that county timber payments continue to support public schools.
OSBA Board members heading to Washington, D.C., for the National School Boards Association's Advocacy Institute include: President Doug Nelson (High Desert ESD); President-elect Betty Reynolds (West Linn-Wilsonville SD); Vice President LeeAnn Larsen (Beaverton SD); Secretary-Treasurer Don Cruise (Philomath SD); Past President Dave Krumbein (Pendleton SD); Kris Howatt (Gresham-Barlow SD); and Hank Perry (Douglas ESD).
Scheduled meetings include visits with U.S. Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley, and U.S. Representatives Earl Blumenauer, Suzanne Bonamici, Peter DeFazio, Kurt Schrader and Greg Walden.