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City Club of Portland fosters PERS discussion

OSBA Executive Director Jim Green called on Oregon's government leaders Feb. 17 to tackle the issues of revenue reform and controlling spiraling costs from the Public Employees Retirement System.

Week of hearings spotlight depth of PERS problems

The Public Employees Retirement System has a growing liability that is affecting the ability of cities, counties and school districts to provide services. PERS payments are dollars that schools will not get to spend in the classrooms.

Growing PERS liability gains attention in Legislature

After sobering testimony Feb. 15 on the challenges of funding the Public Employees Retirement System), state Sen. Tim Knopp offered three more legislative concepts that could potentially become bills.

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OSBA Board members advance school priorities in U.S. Capitol

6/17/2016 - OSBA Board members urged Congress to uphold local governance and flexibility while implementing the Every Student Succeeds Act, reauthorize the Child Nutrition Act, increase federal funding for Title I, and discuss long-term solutions to ensure that county timber payments continue to support public schools.

"Oregon Rising": OSBA, COSA, OEA invite Oregonians to "dream" schools' future

4/12/2016 - The public outreach campaign asks Oregonians to engage at a local level to answer a fundamental state-wide question: What do we want Oregon schools to be for our children and grandchildren?

New "Promise" video debuts on Baker Techinical Institute

4/5/2016 - The Institute includes career pathways in construction, industrial and engineering systems, health services and agriculture.

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