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The 2017 OSBA/COSA Legislative report is a key resource for you and your staff to glean information about new laws from the 2017 Legislative Session impacting the personnel, operations, programs and finance of school districts, education services districts, charter schools and community colleges.
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Congratulations to LaCreole Middle School Principal Jamie Richardson, named below as one of NASSP's Digital Principals of the Year! 

The COSA Board of Directors voted last week not to raise membership dues for 2017-18. This marks the seventh consecutive year that the Board has chosen to forego a dues increase.
Central Point Superintendent Samantha Steele has been elected as COSA President-Elect for 2017-18. Other members elected to serve in key COSA and department leadership roles beginning July 1 include:
North Clackamas superintendent Matt Utterback was named 2017 National Superintendent of the Year at the AASA National Conference on Education in New Orleans. Congratulations to Matt, his administrative team, his board, staff, and community in celebration of this incredible honor.
The Oregon Association of Latino Administrators (OALA) is proud to announce the opening of the application process for the 2017-18 Aspiring Administrator Leadership Mentor Program. With our partners, Confederation of Oregon School Administrators and Portland State University we focus on preparing the next generation of Latino administrators.
Governor Brown issued a news release that acknowledged “there will be some very tough budget choices to make” and that the 2017-19 budget she proposes on December 1 will “include a level of programs cuts I find unacceptable.”
"We must ensure that all students and families feel safe and are welcomed in our schools. It is not a political act to support each other, to offer kind words, or to listen."
Public high schools and middle schools in Oregon in need of financial help for their sports programs may now apply for a 2016-17 California Casualty Thomas R. Brown Athletics Grant.
Oregon Rising respondents clearly identified two main priorities for providing the education they want for Oregon students: First, they said, add teachers and staff to reduce class sizes and give students the individual attention they need to be successful. Next, provide a more well-rounded education.

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