Virtual Summer Board Conference 2020

July 11, 2020

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For experienced and new school board members!

Our Summer Board Conference is going virtual! Join us for a half-day event centered on tips and best practices to bridge the distance for Oregon's students. 

How to Access the Virtual Conference:

Click here to visit the Virtual Summer Board Conference platform. You must be logged into Pathable to view session recordings.

Registration Fee:

Board secretaries / administrative professionals: FREE
Board members, superintendents, and all other staff: $30 per registrant

Online registration is closed.

For event registration or invoicing questions, contact


If you need to cancel your registration, please e-mail prior to the conference.

How Can I View Recordings of the Conference Sessions?

Registered attendees have access to recordings of the general sessions and workshops for 1 year. To view the recordings, login to Pathable, click on "Schedule" and then "Agenda." Click on the general session or workshop you'd like to view and then click the blue "Play Webinar Recording" button. Please note that the Themed Networking Group discussions are not available as recordings due to the format of those meetings.


Charter schools- please read the following before registering for OSBA’s Virtual Summer Board Conference:

As you may have heard, OSBA’s tax status changed as of July 1, 2018 (see FAQ linked below for details). Under the new designation, OSBA can no longer accept dues and/or service fees from charter schools because they are not recognized as political subdivisions of the state as defined under federal tax code. Therefore, beginning July 1, 2018, charter schools will no longer be able to be associate members or contract directly with OSBA for services.

To access OSBA services, which includes conferences and events, charter schools are now required to submit a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) acknowledging that their sponsoring district has a process in place that provides access to OSBA services. OSBA needs to have your fully executed MOU on file prior to the conference (see sample MOU linked below), or we will not be able to honor your registration. Please e-mail the completed MOU to Vicky Black at  


Sample MOU


Keynote Presentations:


Colt Gill Headshot PNGPlanning for Returning to School: Key Considerations for Health and Equity

Colt Gill, Oregon deputy superintendent of public instruction

Oregon’s recovery from the pandemic requires that we ensure community health by preventing the virus from spreading, while our schools provide the   education and services students need to reach their full potential. Science, evidence, research and engagement will be our touchstones in reaching these goals. But how can we also assure equity and strong academics? How can we preserve our schools as strong community hubs? Join us in creating a flexible response that assures the well-being of our students, staffs and communities.


Fall Athletics and Activities Outlook: An Update from OSAAPeter Weber Headshot

Peter Weber, OSAA executive director

In this ever-changing landscape of reopening Oregon due to the impacts of COVID-19, many questions exist about high school athletics and activities. Peter Weber, executive director of the Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA), will share an update on where things stand currently and for the upcoming 2020-21 school year.





Click here to download a PDF of the full agenda. You can also view the agenda on the virtual conference platform here



8:00 a.m.

Themed Networking Groups Open (Click here to view networking room topics)
Exhibit/Vendor Hall Open

8:30 a.m.

Opening remarks – Kevin Cassidy, OSBA board president

8:35 a.m.

Opening Keynote Presentation: “Planning for Returning to School: Key Considerations for Health and Equity” – Colt Gill, Oregon deputy superintendent for public instruction

9:20 a.m.

Visit Exhibitors
Chat 1-on-1 with colleagues

9:35 a.m.

Workshop Session #1:
Choose one session from the list below
1) Planning for Fall and Student Success Act Q & A
2) Legal and Policy Update on Sexual Harassment, Sexual Conduct and Mandatory Reporting of Child Abuse
3) The Board Member’s Role in Social Media
4) Collaborative Governance – Staying Focused on Student Success
5) Educational Equity 101: Assuring Success for All

10:20 a.m.

Visit Exhibitors
Chat 1-on-1 with colleagues

10:35 a.m.

Workshop Session #2:
Choose one session from the list below
1) Reopening Your School Buildings
2) Bargaining and Labor Relations During COVID-19
3) School Law for Board Members – COVID-19 Version
4) Community Engagement: Before, During and After a Crisis 
5) Trauma/Adverse Childhood Experiences: Understanding Trauma and Trauma-Sensitive Schools in a Distance-Learning Environment

11:20 a.m.

Visit Exhibitors
Chat 1-on-1 with colleagues

11:35 a.m.

Closing Keynote Presentation: “Fall Athletics and Activities Outlook: An Update from OSAA” – Peter Weber, Oregon School Activities Association executive director

11:57 a.m.

Closing Remarks – Jim Green, OSBA executive director

12:00 p.m.

Themed Networking Groups Open (Click here to view networking room topics)
Exhibit/Vendor Hall Open


A select-group of OSBA Business Exhibitors will be available throughout the conference to provide expert insight on a variety of topics. 


Property and Casualty Coverage for Education (PACE)

PACE, an OSBA strategic partner, is the leading provider of property and casualty coverage for public schools, education service districts, community colleges and charter schools.

Get More Math!

Get More Math® provides cumulative practice sessions uniquely tailored to each student’s needs, supporting mastery of new skills and long-term retention. GMM is a hyper-intelligent teacher’s aid that creates daily personalized assignments as an individual retention path. Every math teacher knows it is hard to help students to learn a new skill, but even harder to make sure it sticks.  Will a student retain new concepts next week — or next year? Get More Math is designed by a math teacher to ensure that the answer is: yes! GMM builds math practice sessions for each student that include both new material and thorough review of old concepts and skills.

FACT Financial Investigations LLC

FACT Financial Investigations LLC is a multi-faceted firm providing financial investigations services including construction auditing, performance auditing, forensic accounting, fraud investigations, litigation support services and expert witness services.

Forecast5 Analytics

Forecast5 Analytics provides state-of-the-art decision support applications that enable school district leaders to harness the power of their data to make more informed decisions. Our analytics technology helps you identify strategic and financial opportunities, providing you with highly visual output in the areas of student performance, financial performance, compensation, staffing, and enrollment/demographics. More than 2,000 public sector clients across the country are using Forecast5 tools to maximize their data insights and enhance their decision making.

HMK Company

HMK Company provides project management and energy conservation services throughout the state of Oregon. With over 40 years of experience, we bring quality into each project through ensuring the highest building standards, budgets met, on time completion, transparent communication, and consistent process from start to finish. With excellence and passion, there is always a solution. From concept to completion, HMK Company is dedicated to providing expert project management, through creating environments conducive to success and a passion for serving our clients.

Opsis Architecture

Opsis Architecture is a Portland, Oregon based architecture / interiors / planning firm focused on the design of PK-12 projects in communities across Oregon, where we provide a hands-on approach from programming through to project completion, with a focus on academic and design excellence. Opsis Architecture’s mission is to advance our client’s vision through inclusive and inspired design, elevating the human experience and nurturing our environment with the enduring art of design. We affirm our commitment to diversity, celebrate cultural and intellectual richness, and are unwavering in our advancement of inclusion and equity honoring all people.

R&C Management Group

Owner's Representative company for capital construction projects and renovations.



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