The LPC studies Oregon education issues to help guide OSBA’s legislative policies and priorities. Members serve as advocates for public education and OSBA’s legislative agenda while also promoting advocacy among the boards in their regions.
“You are privy to so much information that other school board members don’t get,” said Lori Sattenspiel, OSBA legislative services director. “By understanding the inner workings of the Capitol, you can make a difference.”
The two-year position requires several trips to Salem, for which OSBA will pay mileage and expenses. Committee members develop contacts with their regional legislators and have opportunities to attend a handful of meetings to discuss issues.
Applicants must be serving on an OSBA-member school board in the region. Contact Jane Leonhardt (email@example.com or 503-588-2800) to apply. The deadline is 5 p.m. Feb. 23. The OSBA Board of Directors will make the appointment at its March 16 meeting.
Position 8 (Clackamas Region) became open after the Jan. 30 resignation of Rob Wagner (Lake Oswego SD), who was appointed to fill the Senate term of Richard Devlin.