OASE Funding Coalition

The OASE Funding Coalition was created to develop a consensus among superintendents regarding state level school funding and related policy issues. The positions developed by the coalition are used by COSA lobbyists to guide conversations with state legisalators. Superintendents of all public school districts and ESDs in Oregon are members of the OASE Funding Coalition.  

Due to the logistics gathering 197 superintendents to develop positions and recommendations on school funding, the OASE Executive Committee appoints a Steering Committee of 44 members to prepare and present the organization's positions. By design the Steering Committee has representation from metro/rural, small/large, rich/poor, and all geographical areas of the state.

Steering Committee meetings are generally held three times a year. Meetings also are held as necessary when funding and related policy issues arise.  Appointments to the steering committee are balanced on three different factors: 1) type of district , 2) size of district and 3) geography.

A tentative schedule of OASE Funding Coalition meetings for 2013-14 is listed below:

  • Friday, October 25, 2013, 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm, Viticulture Center, Salem 
  • Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Hilton Hotel, Eugene
  • Friday, March 7, 2014, 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm, Viticulture Center, Salem