Over the next six weeks, OSBA executives and Legislative Services staff will visit 21 Oregon cities and towns to listen to members’ needs and update them on OSBA’s work. The meetings will focus heavily on OSBA’s revenue reform and cost containment effort, which includes polling, grass-roots advocacy and a legislative campaign.
To make the meetings more engaging and collaborative, school leaders will be asked questions and electronic recorders will make the group’s views available for immediate discussion and comparison. Questions will range from goals related to the Quality Education Model to the best uses of additional revenue.
The regional meetings are 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.