The bipartisan group of legislators will be taking public testimony from around Oregon to help formulate a plan to improve public education and provide adequate funding for schools.
The committee’s first trip will be to Eugene on Thursday. Committee members will hold a listening session with students in the morning and tour schools and meet with local school board members, administrators and education advocates in the afternoon.
Public testimony will be from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Sheldon High School auditorium. Testimony will be limited to two minutes per person, and sign-up sheets will be available at 6:30 p.m. Testimony for the record can also be submitted at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“As a committee, one of our key tasks is to see firsthand what’s working in successful schools and determine how we can duplicate their success in schools across Oregon,” said committee Co-Chair Sen. Arnie Roblan (D-Coos Bay) in a news release. “Thursday is just the beginning of our journey.”
All the public hearings are scheduled to start at 7 p.m.
March 22: Henry D. Sheldon High School auditorium, 2455 Willakenzie Road, Eugene
April 24: Baker High School auditorium, 2500 E St., Baker City
April 25: Hermiston High School auditorium, 600 South First St., Hermiston
May 9: Clackamas High School auditorium, 14486 Southeast 122nd Ave., Clackamas
May 24: Woodburn High School auditorium, 1785 North Front St., Woodburn
June 5: Pawlowski Athletic Center, Central High School, 815 South Oakdale Ave., Medford
July 11: Arts & Communication Magnet Academy auditorium, 11375 Southwest Center St., Beaverton
Sept. 13: Ridgeview High School auditorium, 4555 Southwest Elkhorn Ave., Redmond
Sept. 27: James Madison High School auditorium, 2735 Northeast 82nd Ave., Portland
Oct. 10: Marshfield High School auditorium, 972 Ingersoll Ave., Coos Bay