OSBA’s Fall Regional meetings, beginning Sept. 13, will focus on revenue reform efforts
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
OSBA’s Fall Regional meetings will emphasize advocacy efforts for revenue reform, cost containment and accountability to fix Oregon’s education funding problem.
“We need all board members to be engaged to help our education funding goals come to fruition,” said Lori Sattenspiel, OSBA legislative services director.
The Fall Regionals will make 21 stops, starting Sept. 13 in Eugene and running until Oct. 23 in Salem. The agenda includes OSBA news, Promise of Oregon campaign updates, Oregon School Board Members of Color Caucus developments and a 2019 legislative preview.
OSBA Executive Director Jim Green, Deputy Executive Director Mary Paulson, Legislative Specialist Richard Donovan and Sattenspiel will travel around the state, explaining and listening.
OSBA considers the regional meetings an important opportunity to hear from members about what they want from their association, Sattenspiel said. Meeting feedback guides OSBA advocacy work and helps the association identify and address members’ needs.
The regional meetings are also a chance to get to know school board members in nearby districts, share ideas and meet candidates for the OSBA Board of Directors. Boards can begin voting on regional candidates Nov. 1.
The weeknight meetings include dinner. The OSBA website has a full schedule with dates, locations and RSVP contact information.