The Nov. 8-11 convention will focus on revenue reform advocacy in 2019 and honoring Oregon’s education promise to students.
Workshops and dozens of sessions at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront offer school board members, administrators and other education professionals from around the state an opportunity to network, learn and be inspired.
Rohini Anand, an organizational change expert, will talk about equity and inclusion. Umatilla Superintendent Heidi Sipe will address “Advocating for students by name,” and North Clackamas Superintendent Matt Utterback will explore “The heart of our school districts.” Sam Glenn, “The Attitude Guy,” will tell attendees how to become their own real-life superheroes.
With more than 50 sessions, the convention will cover issues such as chronic absenteeism, college and career readiness, and wraparound services as well as advocacy tips.
Attendees can also pick up a district-customized equity story from Forecast5 Analytics on Thursday and Friday. Forecast5 offers real-time data to support curriculum decisions, communications, budgeting, advocacy and more. OSBA is subsidizing district subscriptions to Forecast5 so that districts of all sizes can have useful access to their data.
OSBA offers new board members and first-time board member attendees a special $25 conference rate. Registration closes Oct. 31 so OSBA staff can prepare badges and other materials. Onsite registration the day of the events is possible, though.