Oregon will provide adequate and stable funding for its public schools, creating every opportunity for strong student success and equitable outcomes.
OSBA is dedicated to improving student success and education equity through advocacy, leadership and service to Oregon public school boards.
Goals (Re-adopted June 19, 2021)
Continue to advocate for stable, adequate and equitable funding and cost containment measures.
Assist in the successful implementation of the Student Success Act with a focus on closing the achievement gap.
Support the development and implementation of a research-based collaborative governance model.
Continue to provide resources and training to build school boards’ capacity for data-driven decision-making.
Make Oregon schools a national leader in promoting an innovative education environment that creates opportunity for all students to be college and career ready at the highest level of standards by:
Educating and empowering school board and district leaders to recognize and disrupt systemic racism in education policies and pedagogy.
Promoting the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in education to assure high standards of excellence for historically underserved (marginalized) students.
Promoting cultural diversity in educators and leadership in education throughout the state.
Promoting standards of accountability for recognition and prevention of racial incidents, bias incidents and hate speech in our schools.
Continue collaboration with statewide and local decision-makers by providing guidance and resources on student, staff and school board issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic and the return to in-person instruction. Empower and support school board and district leaders as they focus on restoring student learning loss, with an emphasis on historically underserved students. Advocate on related legislative issues, including supportive funding.