The policy committee is made up of 19 members elected by regions and the voting members of the OSBA board. If no one is nominated for a regional election, the board can appoint someone.
Jennifer McClure Spurgeon, Athena-Weston SD, will fill Position 2 (Gorge). Michael Jirges, Gervais SD, will fill Position 12 (Marion).
“Our members understand the important work the Legislative Policy Committee does to shape OSBA priorities and advocate for a better Oregon education system,” said Jim Green, OSBA executive director.
OSBA is still looking for a volunteer to represent Position 14 (North Coast). A candidate must be serving on an OSBA-member school board. Under OSBA rules, if there are no candidates within the region, the board can appoint a candidate from a neighboring region. The Multnomah, Washington, Yamhill/Polk and Linn/Benton/Lincoln regions border the North Coast.