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OSPA East Region Meeting

  • InterMountain ESD, Pendleton 2001 Southwest Nye Avenue Pendleton, OR, 97801 United States (map)

Region meetings are held twice annually – in the spring and fall. Region meetings offer OSPA members opportunities in:

  • Local Networking
  • Oregon Teacher Standards and Practices Commission (TSPC) and Oregon Legislative Updates
  • District Sharing
  • General updates about OSPA


2017 Regional Meeting agenda:

10:00 AM — Welcome and Introductions: Region Representatives
10:30 AM — Oregon Department of Education
                    ESSA update, Highly Qualified, Educator Effectiveness, Accountability
11:15 AM — Break
11:30 AM — TSPC Update– Elizabeth Keller
                   • Demo/feedback session on the new eLicensing
                   • Discussion of agenda items and topics for commission meeting
                   • Information, operation and access to commission meetings
12:15 PM — Lunch Break, Announcements and District Sharing



1. Oregon K12 budget information:
   • Navigate to the “Get Local” tab
   • Posters for each individual district based on current proposed budget
   • View individual districts

2. OSBA State Funding Survey:
    Education News

  • State underestimates K-12 funding needs – differences between what the state says we need and what districts say what we need
  • House Joint Resolution 4- Explains the proposed change to amend the constitution to require funding the Quality Ed Model (QEM)
  • Oregonians want better education and for big business to help pay for it, poll finds: Full poll results and analysis at the bottom of this article.

3. USDOE approves ODE request for teacher shortage areas for 2017-2018
    Subject areas–   

  • Bilingual/English Language Learner
  • Mathematics
  • School Nurse
  • Science
  • Spanish
  • Special Education
  • Speech Pathologist


  • Gilliam County, Grant County, Lake County and Sherman County           

 4. Hiring Process for Licensed staff:

5. Veteran’s Preference: We are receiving multiple requests for information on districts who have a good process in place. We need to be able to share this information with other districts. Who has a good process in place and is willing to share information with other districts?

 6. HB 2062 – please review your district’s information and update if necessary

7. Questions from members
    Linda Smith from Gaston -

  • Does anyone have an app they like (or one that they do not like) to be used for communication between school and home.  I'm asking with a coach in mind, but really it could be a question for any staff person wanting to send a message to a student.
  • Does anyone have any job descriptions they can share with me for extra duty/stipend jobs?  Some of mine include Coach (basketball, football, etc.), Chess Coach, Prom Advisor, etc.  

8.  Job Posting

9. Upcoming

  • HR Leadership and Professional/Support Staff Awards
  • Home page of OSPA website -
  • Spring Conference – April 23 – 25
  • Oregon Professional Educator Fair – April 4- 5, Portland Convention Center
  • HrELP Summer programs registration open -
  • OSPA Board Positions for 2017-2018 - Elections at Spring Conference
  •  President-elect
  • Regional Reps
    West Region - Nathan Voelsch - two-year term (2017-2019)
    Central Region - Jayel Hayden - two-year term (2017- 2019)
    ast Region - Eric Norton - two-year term (2017-2019)
Earlier Event: March 21
OSPA West Region Meeting
Later Event: March 23
OSPA Central Region Meeting