This year’s meetings will delve into the next steps with the landmark Student Success Act. The long-sought legislation will inject about $1 billion a year into education, but with that comes accountability and transparency requirements to show the most effective use of the money.
The meetings will address the school board’s role and planning for needs assessments and community engagement.
OSBA executives and Legislative Services and Board Development team members will visit 21 spots across Oregon during October to listen to members’ needs and update them on OSBA’s work. The meetings include dinner, and organizers ask for an RSVP. OSBA has a full schedule with dates, locations and contact information.
The meetings will offer the inside scoop on recently passed laws and touch on board development through collaborative governance. Research encourages sharing the responsibility for student achievement among the unique roles of school board member, superintendent, district staff and community member.
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 and Legislative Policy Committee. School boards can begin voting on regional candidates Nov. 1.