The choices for OSBA’s board are now before member school boards. OSBA has sent to school districts ballots for 13 regional positions and a resolution for this year’s “Legislative Priorities and Principles.”
All school boards can vote on the resolution, which will guide OSBA’s advocacy in the 2023 Legislature. Only member school boards in the regions can vote on their OSBA Board representatives.
School boards can begin their own voting Nov. 1 on which candidate they want to support. School boards can begin submitting their ballots to OSBA on Nov. 15. Voting closes Dec. 15, and new board members take their seats Jan. 1.
OSBA Board positions are typically for two years and are based on geographic areas. This year, all odd-numbered positions are up for election, except position 19 (Multnomah). OSBA Board President-elect Sonja McKenzie, of the Parkrose School Board, holds position 19 and will automatically become president on Jan. 1 and retain the seat. Position 8 (Clackamas), position 10 (Linn/Benton/Lincoln), position 12 (Marion) and position 16 (Washington) will have elections for one-year terms.