Founded in 1946, OSBA is governed by a member-elected board and serves K-12 public school boards, public charter school boards, education service district boards, community college boards and the State Board of Education. Through legislative advocacy at state and federal levels, board leadership training, employee management assistance and policy, legal and financial services, OSBA helps locally-elected volunteers fulfill their complex public education roles.
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Keeping You in the Loop
Updates on OSBA programs, services and actions from OSBA's Executive Director.
Updates on OSBA board goals and activities from OSBA's President.
The conference offers more than 200 sessions focused on student achievement and accountability, innovations in district operations and management, technology and learning, as well as governance and executive leadership.
Keeping you in the loop - March 2013 Update from Betsy Miller-Jones
President's Post: March 2013 Update from Terry Lenchitsky, OSBA board president
President's Post: May 2013 Update from Terry Lenchitsky, OSBA board president
Keeping you in the loop - May 2013 Update from Betsy Miller-Jones
Doug Montgomery represents the Multnomah Region on OSBA's Board of Directors; he is also a member of the Multnomah Education Service District Board.
Keeping you in the loop - April 2013 Update from Betsy Miller-Jones
The OSBA Board of Directors recognizes the impact of Native American board members in the governance model of the National School Boards Association.
Dave Krumbein (OSBA vice president/Pendleton), Kris Howatt (OSBA past president/Gresham-Barlow) and Terry Lenchitsky (OSBA president/Oregon Trail) attend the National School Boards Association Delegate Assembly.
The Oregon School Boards Association Board of Directors has unanimously selected Betsy Miller-Jones as the association’s new executive director.
OSBA’s members’ most pressing concern is the budgetary issues that face their respective districts, such as the cost of PERS, financial uncertainty and the challenge of meeting their districts’ needs with limited resources.
Alex Pulaski, assistant bureau chief with The Oregonian newspaper, will join OSBA on Feb. 25 as our new communications specialist.
OSBA's new online Gateway can guide you to information you can use now to help students succeed. Check it out!
Doug Nelson, High Desert ESD Board member and former superintendent of Bend-La Pine Schools, represents the Central Region on OSBA's Board of Directors.
This important statewide coalition effort is designed to urge state policymakers to prioritize education among our state investments by supporting adequate and stable funding that ensures a full academic school year for every child in Oregon. Adopt a board resolution to show your support!
OSBA’s Summer Board Conference will help make you a more effective leader at a time when effective leadership is critical to raising student achievement, coping with shrinking budgets and answering ever-heavier demands.
School board members will gather on May 10 to identify specific issues and recommend ways OSBA can help address the special set of challenges and concerns faced by urban districts.
President's Post: April 2013 Update from Terry Lenchitsky, OSBA board president