State Board of Education

The Oregon State Board of Education  is comprised of seven members appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the State Senate. Five members represent Oregon’s five congressional districts, and two members represent the state at large. Members serve a four-year term and are limited to two consecutive terms. Board members elect their chair each year. The State Board meets at least six times per year. Available agenda and backup materials are available.

The state board was created by legislation passed in 1951. It is charged to oversee the state’s schools and community colleges. The board sets broad educational policies and standards for Oregon's 198 public school districts, 17 community college districts and 20 education service districts. All of these agencies have separate governing bodies responsible for transacting business within their jurisdiction.