OSBA has a new member portal providing access to member resources, subscriptions, event registrations and other information exclusive for members. All members with a login on the previous My OSBA portal have been granted access.
Teacher salaries and benefits survey book - For over 30 years OSBA has compiled this book each January on teacher salaries and related benefits. It is the most complete source of teacher costs including salaries, insurance benefits, longevity pay increments, workdays and extra-duty pay. Information is reported by district size (student population). (The Confederation of Oregon School Administrators prepares a companion book on school administrator salaries and benefits.) Also available online - look for SPOT (School Personnel Online Tools).
OSBA/COSA Legislative report - Summary reports of bills enacted by the Oregon Legislative Assembly that affect public schools and community colleges.
OREdNews - Oregon's Education News Connection: Daily e-news with links to education-related news stories from across the state. Subscribe to OREdNews.
Legislative Highlights - A newsletter containing the latest news and information on activities at the Oregon Legislature that affect public education. It is published weekly during Oregon's biennial legislative session.
Roberts Rules in Plain English on Amazon - This popular guide by Doris P. Zimmerman, published in 2005, helps you run your board meetings smoothly, according to parliamentary procedures. The 172-page book includes charts, summaries, outlines and sample dialogues.
The Essential School Board Book on Amazon - High-functioning boards know the difference between effective and ineffective board practices and believe what they do makes a big difference in student success. The Essential School Board Book – Better Governance in the Age of Accountability by Nancy Walser summarizes research linking school board practices to student achievement, featuring stories of diverse boards around the country. The National School Boards Association recommends this 168-page book for its well-researched, practical strategies to improve student achievement through good governance.