OSBA’s election season this year will be picking leaders for the unforeseen challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.
The nominating period opens Aug. 24 for all but one of the odd-numbered OSBA Board positions as well as the Clackamas Region’s position 8.
OSBA Board members offer the association guidance as it advocates for stable and adequate funding and provides local boards with support and development. Board members take office Jan. 1 when schools will still be dealing with COVID-19’s impacts on education and the state budget.
Nominations must be by formal resolution. Election materials and a calendar can be found on the OSBA Election Center. The nominating period closes Oct. 2, and voting begins Nov. 16.
This year’s election regions are Central (3), Southern (5), Clackamas (7 and 8), Douglas/South Coast (9), Marion (11), Yamhill/Polk (13), Washington (15), and Multnomah (17 and 19).
Clackamas (8) will be for a one-year term.
There will be no election for the Eastern Region (1). Board President Kevin Cassidy (Baker) will automatically become past president and will continue on the Board. Chris Cronin (John Day), who was elected to position 1 while Cassidy served as an officer, will continue in that position.