The success or failure of a bond campaign can shape a school district for years to come, placing enormous pressure on school leaders to put forth a winning effort. The biennial OSBA Bonds, Ballots and Buildings Conference can help, offering knowledgeable guidance for everything from start to finish.
Time is running out to sign up. Registration closes Friday, April 1, for the in-person event April 8 at the Salem Convention Center. It is a rare opportunity for school leaders and business officials to get together with experts in construction, finance, facility planning and communications.
Workshops cover topics ranging from engaging your community in the design process and legacy decision-making to how to pass a bond in polarized times.
The panel discussion “Learn from the Winners” will return this year, with superintendents from Baker, Clatskanie and Redmond talking about how their districts matched their campaign approaches to their communities.
Conference registration is $160 for members. Registration includes workshop materials, breakfast, lunch and snacks during breaks.
The all-day event provides ample opportunity to connect with colleagues and professionals who have been through the process before. Nearly two dozen exhibitors offer further resources to help manage a bond campaign and facility work.