School boards can begin submitting their ballots Monday, Nov. 11, for OSBA Board of Directors and Legislative Policy Committee representatives.
The board offers guidance for the association, and the committee helps develop OSBA’s legislative approach. Representatives are chosen according to regions, usually for two-year terms.
School board members must decide within their boards how the board will vote. Each school board gets one vote on their area’s candidates. Boards have until Dec. 13 to submit their official regional ballots.
This year’s board election regions are Eastern (1), Gorge (2), Southeast (4), Lane (6), Clackamas (8), Linn/Benton/Lincoln (10), Marion (12), Yamhill/Polk (13, a one-year term), North Coast (14), Washington (16 and 20), and Multnomah (18 and 19, a one-year term).
All 20 Legislative Policy Committee regional positions are up for election. The committee is made up of the voting members of the OSBA Board and representatives from 14 regions and the Oregon School Board Members of Color Caucus.
Five committee spots do not have a candidate. The OSBA Board will appoint representatives for those positions at its Nov. 17 meeting.