Discuss Oregon’s most important education issues at OSBA Fall Regional Meetings
Thursday, August 17, 2017
OSBA has set the schedule for its Fall Regional Meetings, an opportunity for OSBA members to discuss education issues with OSBA staff. Meetings will be held in 21 locations across Oregon from Sept. 14 to Oct. 26.
The agenda for the meetings includes a 2017 legislative overview, updates on the Promise of Oregon campaign and information about OSBA’s organizational restructuring to become a nonprofit. The heart of the meetings, though, is membership feedback.
The regional meetings provide a chance for members to tell OSBA what it should be doing on issues such as revenue reform, cost containment and accountability. Local members can also raise issues that they think should get more attention in Salem.
OSBA Executive Director Jim Green, Deputy Executive Director Mary Paulson, Interim Director of Legislative Services Lori Sattenspiel and Legislative Specialist Richard Donovan will loop around the state, explaining and listening. Discussions will include the opportunities and challenges facing school districts in the coming year.
“This is our best opportunity of the year to meet directly with members and ensure that our efforts align with their priorities,” Green said.
The regional meetings are also a chance to get to know school board members in nearby districts, share ideas and meet candidates for the OSBA Board of Directors. Voting on regional candidates begins Nov. 1.
The meetings are on weeknights and include dinners. The OSBA website has a full meeting schedule with dates, locations and contact information to RSVP.