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.
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Social media resources - Access information on navigating social platforms, preventing cyberbullying, using hashtags, generating posts and more.
Crisis support / crisis communication consultations - When you need to communicate in a crisis, our staff can help you handle the media, community concerns and internal communications.
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.
OREdNews - As a free service, OSBA searches news sources for stories related to public education in Oregon. Subscribe to OREdNews and other OSBA Email subscription lists
PR in Action - A paid monthly subscription of comprehensive, thoroughly-researched articles for dealing with a variety of communication challenges accessed on the member portal. Subscribe to PR in Action. Articles this past year covered such topics as:
- Two-way communications with your local reporter
- Translating for your community’s non-English speakers
- Maintaining civility at board meetings
- Communicating about deaths
- Dealing with critical comments on your social media channels
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.