Get on Board and become a voice for Oregon students!

Want to make a difference in Oregon’s future? Run for a seat on the local board of your school district, education service district or community college. The filing period opens Feb. 4 and runs through March 16 for the May 2017 ballot.

To help prospective candidates answer questions about the process and prepare them to become school board members if they are elected, OSBA Board Development staff offered two free webinars in February. Each webinar was recorded and posted to YouTube. Webinar 1 is posted here.

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Being a school board member can be both rewarding and challenging, and school boards provide a vital public service for Oregon students. OSBA’s goal is to help prepare you for school board service by providing an introduction to the roles and responsibilities of school boards in Oregon, identify some common potential challenges school boards face (and how to navigate them), and answer your questions about running for your locally elected school board.

These webinars, discuss the authority and limits of a school board, the difference between the roles of the board and the superintendent, and having tough conversations in a public forum. There is also a question and answer at the end.