OSBA Board elections offer leadership roles as Student Success Act kicks off
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
OSBA elections season launches with the opening of the nominating period Aug. 19, giving school board members around the state a voice in the association’s direction.
This year’s board members will help guide efforts in 2020 to implement the sweeping Student Success Act as well as advocate for the best interests of students.
School boards have until Sept. 27 to submit nominations and resolutions, and voting begins in November. OSBA’s Fall Regional meetings in October offer a good opportunity to meet the candidates.
Positions on the OSBA Board and the Legislative Policy Committee are chosen according to regions. The board offers the association guidance, and the committee helps develop OSBA’s legislative approach.
This year’s board election regions are Eastern (1), Gorge (2), Southeast (4), Lane (6), Clackamas (8), Linn/Benton/Lincoln (10), Marion (12), Yamhill/Polk (13, one-year term), North Coast (14), Washington (16), Multnomah (18), Multnomah (19, one-year term) and Washington (20).
The Eastern Region is electing a representative because Kevin Cassidy will be serving as OSBA president and then past president.
All 20 Legislative Policy Committee positions are up for election. The committee is made up of the voting members of the OSBA Board of Directors and representatives from 14 regions. Members serve two-year terms.
Nominations must be by formal resolution. Election materials and a calendar can be found on the OSBA website.