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The Oregon School Boards Association is dedicated to improving student achievement through advocacy, leadership and service to locally elected, volunteer Oregon public school boards. This mission starts with you. You will find resources to help you become prepared to be an informed and active member of your school board. Please take some time to review the information and access the free materials available to you as a newly elected or appointed school board member in Oregon.
Congratulations to our recently elected or appointed board members! When you take your oath of office at your first board meeting, you are entrusted with one of the most important jobs in your community.
OSBA provides training opportunities for new and current school board members throughout the year.
Our two annual training events are the Summer Board Conference, held every July in Bend, and our Annual Convention, held each November in Portland.
We provide additional regional trainings and other special events like the School Law Conference, Legislative Day and the Bonds, Ballots and Buildings Conference, and PACE Day in collaboration with PACE.
If you have questions, or want to read some common questions and get the answers, visit our Ask OSBA page. Here you will find questions and answers on a variety of board-related topics. Some examples are:
How much detail should be included in our executive session minutes?
How long before the meeting should a special meeting be posted?
Does a superintendent's formal evaluation have to be released if requested by any member of the public?
If you have a question that you don’t see, click on the link to Ask OSBA or email any of us in the Board Development Department and we will get back to you with an answer.
You can also subscribe to OSBA's email notifications.