Community Relations Resources

Community support for schools is important for student success. These resources help with handling a crisis, drafting a strategic communications plan or preparing for a bond election. Stay up-to-date by subscribing to OSBA news e-mails.

About OSBA's communication services

Whether your district faces a single issue communications need or wants to develop a long-range communications plan, OSBA's communication services department can help.

Educational equity and student achievement

Resources to help boards close the achievement gap.

Engaging the community in budget development

Learn from Gresham-Barlow School District how to engage your community in setting budgeting priorities.

Bond and local option election resources

Resources for bond and local option elections, including campaign information. School district, ESD and community college bond and local option elections and results.

Classified Employee Appreciation Week resolution

Sample resolution to proclaim Classified Employee Appreciation Week in your school or district

NSBA's "Stand Up 4 Public Schools" campaign

The national effort is designed to highlight the importance of public education and operates on a simple premise: “Who I am today began with public education.”

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Community Relations Publications

Board service certificates

These 8 1/2 x11 inch two-color certificates of appreciation are suitable for framing (and can trim to 8 x 10 inches) and make a nice addition to any school board recognition event. The board member's name and number of years of service can be imprinted, free of charge.

Budget Committee Handbook

Budget committees are a key part of a district's decision-making process. Although most school funding now comes from the state, the function of your local budget committee has not changed. This eight-page handbook, written by OSBA staff, explains the committee's duties and responsibilities.

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Community Relations Related Links

Administrator tookit: 10 tools to help implement the Oregon diploma

As new, more rigorous diploma requirements are launched in Oregon schools, administrators need tools and information to help with planning and implementation.

Association for Educational Communications and Technology

Professional association of educators and others whose activities are directed toward improving instruction through technology.

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