OSBA Legislative Policy Committee will keep focus on revenue reform, cost containment
Monday, April 30, 2018
Sen. Arnie Roblan (D-Coos Bay) and Rep. Barbara Smith Warner (D-Portland) met with the OSBA Legislative Policy Committee on Friday. The co-chairs of the Joint Interim Committee on Student Success held public meetings in the Capitol earlier this year and have been touring the state since the end of the legislative session. (February 2018 photo by Jake Arnold, OSBA)
“The LPC’s clear focus helps support OSBA’s continued efforts to meet the needs of Oregon’s boys and girls,” said Legislative Services Director Lori Sattenspiel.
The LPC met Friday and Saturday at the Salem-Chemeketa Center for Business & Industry to finalize OSBA’s legislative priorities for 2019-20. The document guides OSBA Legislative Services in its work on bills and with legislators.
The document makes only minor changes to OSBA’s six major legislative goals:
Support student achievement.
Provide stable and adequate funding.
Local determination and shared accountability.
Promote capital construction and capital improvements.
Contain educational system cost-drivers.
The LPC will vote on the draft in August before sending it to membership for comment. School boards will vote on the document in November.
On Friday night, Sen. Arnie Roblan (D-Coos Bay) and Rep. Barbara Smith Warner (D-Portland) addressed the LPC and took questions. The co-chairs of the Joint Interim Committee on Student Success covered many of the same themes raised in the committee’s visits around Oregon, including accountability and revenue reform.
Sattenspiel said the meeting was good preparation for when the joint committee visits members’ districts in upcoming tour stops.