The board and the LPC currently have 19 members each, representing 14 regions. A 2017 membership vote added a position 20 to the board and to the LPC to represent the growing Washington County population.
The nominating period runs until Sept. 28. Voting will be Nov. 12 through Dec. 14.
All odd-numbered board positions, except 11 and 15, are up for election. Board positions 8 and 20, as well as LPC position 20, are also open.
On Aug. 13, the OSBA Board will vote on creating a nonvoting ex-officio board position for the School Board Members of Color Caucus. In September, the board will likely vote on submitting a resolution to create a voting position on the OSBA Board for the caucus. If approved, it would go before OSBA’s full membership in November.
School board members will also be voting on a resolution laying out OSBA’s 2019 legislative policies and priorities. OSBA will be pressing the Legislature for revenue reform and cost containment to allow greater spending on K-12 public education.
OSBA Board and LPC terms are for two years unless otherwise specified for a one-year term. Nominations must be by formal resolution. Election materials and a calendar can be found on the OSBA website.
This year’s election regions are Eastern (1), Central (3), Southern (5), Clackamas (7 and 8), Douglas/South Coast (9), Yamhill/Polk (13), Multnomah (17 and 19) and Washington (20).
Marion (11), held by President-elect Tass Morrison, and Washington (15), held by President LeeAnn Larsen, are not up for election because Morrison automatically will become president and Larsen will become past president.