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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.
“Oregon kids deserve better than having one of the shortest school years and some of the largest class sizes in the nation,” said COSA Executive Director Craig Hawkins. “They deserve a well-rounded education, with challenging and engaging coursework, not only in reading and math and science, but also in music, the arts, engineering, PE, CTE, and more."
The Oregon Association of School Executives (OASE), COSA's superintendents' association, will conduct seven regional "Off-the-Record" meetings around Oregon this fall. Topics will include the results of the Oregon Rising public engagement campaign, the November election (including Ballot Measure 97), COSA’s 2017 legislative priorities, and more.

Sheila Roley, the new superintendent of Seaside School District and former principal of Seaside High School, has been chosen as the Bev Gladder Mentorship Award recipient by the Coalition of Oregon School Administrators.

More than 900 participants at the 42nd Annual COSA Conference in Seaside enjoyed three days of nationally-acclaimed keynote speakers, best-practices breakout sessions and conversations with colleagues from around the state.

Steve Bell, Principal of Philomath Middle School, has been named the Oregon Middle School Principal of the Year by the Oregon Association of Secondary School Administrators (OASSA) and the Coalition of Oregon School Administrators (COSA).

COSA is pleased to announce that Morgan Allen will join the COSA staff, starting in June. He will serve as Deputy Executive Director of Policy and Advocacy.

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