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About the Oregon State Board of Education

The Oregon State Board of Education works to ensure that every Oregon public school student has equal access to high quality educational services that promote lifelong learning and prepare students for their next steps following high school graduation including college, work, and citizenship.

The Oregon Legislature created the State Board of Education in 1951 to oversee the state’s schools. The board sets educational policies and standards for Oregon's 197 public school districts, and 20 educational service districts. All of these agencies have separate governing bodies responsible for transacting business within their jurisdiction.

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 four-year terms and are limited to two consecutive terms. Board members elect their chair each year. The State Board meets at least six times per year and the public is welcome to attend State Board meetings.

If you would like to provide public comment to the State Board of Education or be added to the Public Meeting Notices email list, please contact Jessica Nguyen-Ventura eMail, State Board Administrator. If you wish to send public correspondence to State Board members, please contact stateboard.members@state.or.us eMail. Correspondence sent to this address is shared with Board Members on a regular basis.

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