Anyone interested in representing positions 2 (Gorge), 12 (Marion) or 14 (North Coast) should contact Jane Leonhardt at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-588-2800. Application forms are due by 5 p.m. Dec. 15.
Applicants must serve on an OSBA-member school board in the region they seek to represent. The positions will be appointed by the OSBA Board of Directors, so a nomination from a local school board will not be necessary.
The Legislative Policy Committee studies Oregon education issues to help guide OSBA’s legislative policies and priorities.
“You are privy to so much information that other school board members don’t get,” said Lori Sattenspiel, OSBA legislative services director. “By understanding the inner workings of the Capitol you can make a difference.”
Members serve as advocates for public education and OSBA’s legislative agenda while also promoting advocacy among the boards in their regions.
The two-year position requires several trips to Salem, for which OSBA will pay mileage and expenses. Committee members develop contacts with their regional legislators and have opportunities to attend a handful of meetings to discuss issues.