OSBA lobbies on behalf of public education, guided by the legislative priorities developed by the Legislative Policy Committee. OSBA arranges board-member appearances and provides expert testimony in committee meetings and hearings.
Our team works year round to develop and maintain strong relationships with other public-education advocacy groups and legislators. Training members to be better grassroots advocates for education is one of our goals. OSBA serves as a liaison among legislators, Oregon’s congressional delegation and administrative agencies, and school districts, ESDs, community colleges and charter schools.
OSBA leads discussions in board rooms, legislators’ offices, education forums and trainings, and in Washington, D.C. We bring the best back to you.
Legislative News and Action Network
During session, our legislative staff keeps you informed with online bill tracking, background legislative information on issues, including revenue reform, cost containment and accountability. Each Friday during session, we publish Legislative Highlights. And whenever your quick action is required, we alert you by e-mail.