OSBA's communications services team is your media connection, delivering the news that matters to Oregon schools and helping schools deal with the media. OSBA provides quick hits on daily education-related stories as well as deeper explorations of the important issues that shape Oregon policy. When a crisis strikes your school, OSBA's team can help craft your message and handle internal and external communications.
Crisis communication consultations
Social media resources
Communication audits - We can study the flow of information in your district to identify key communicators, key audiences and messages. We recommend ways to capitalize on this vital information.
Community survey assistance - We help identify key issues and methods that work for you.
Crisis support - When you need to communicate in a crisis, our staff can help you handle the media, community concerns and internal communications.
Education news - Stay-up-to-date on Oregon education issues. Read news.
Specialty workshops - Our experts lead your board through communications planning, from goal setting to media relations to crisis plans to newsletters
Bonds, Ballots and Buildings Conference - Learn from experts and district teams who've built successful finance campaigns.
OREdNews - As a free service, OSBA searches news sources for stories related to public education in Oregon. Subscribe to OSBA's daily OREdNews service.
PR in Action - A monthly subscription packet that provides research-based communication tips and information your district will use with key audiences. Subscribe to PR in Action.
Oregon school districts, education service districts and community colleges can issue general obligation bonds only if they have voter approval of a bond levy authorizing them to do so. These resources will help you understand the election process and give you tools to be successful in your campaign.
The OSBA News Center is the central hub for all the latest education information.
- If an individual board member wants information from the district about a particular topic, how do they go about requesting and receiving the information?
- Can we appoint to our budget committee a person who works part-time for the district, making less than $100 a month?
- Our board wants to prepare a response to an article in the newspaper. We would like to have our chair send a draft by e-mail, with each of us responding until we get it in a form we can agree on. Is this OK?