Charter school resources and information

The Oregon School Boards Association is dedicated to providing outstanding service to those who serve on the boards of directors of Oregon school districts, community colleges, education service districts and charter schools.

Public charter schools are an innovative alternative to help meet the wide range of needs of Oregon students. 

  • Frequently asked questions - The most commonly asked questions about Oregon's public charter school law are listed, including general background, application process, student and employee questions. 
  • Funding - Charter schools are funded out of the State School Fund. Charter students are considered residents of the school district in which the public charter school is located for purposes of distributing the State School Fund. There are two funding levels, based on the sponsorship.
  • Resources - Links to charter school resources on other websites such as Oregon Revised Statutes governing charter schools and Regional Education Laboratories Northwest (REL Northwest).
  • Services available - OSBA offers a variety of services to support public charter schools as they educate students. We can prepare school board members to be better and stronger leaders.
  • Membership - OSBA associate members gain access to membership benefits designed for charter schools that include, legal, policy, board governance, human resources, communications and other issues.

Charter schools frequently asked questions

Getting started with charter school services

OSBA services for charter schools

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