Oregon Education Investment Board Community Meetings

The Oregon Education Investment Board will hold seven community meetings across the state this month to discuss the next steps to improve student success in Oregon’s public education system, from prekindergarten through to college and career readiness.

Local students, educators, parents and community members are invited to the meetings, to share their ideas to support student learning. Meetings are scheduled for seven Oregon cities beginning Tuesday, Jan. 17 at Portland Community College’s Rock Creek campus, Washington County Rock Creek Event Center, Bldg. 9, 17705 NW Springville Rd.

Meetings will run from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. After a brief presentation on the Oregon Education Investment Board’s proposals, most of the time is reserved for participants to discuss and share their thoughts.

Additional meetings will be held at:

Wednesday, Jan. 18
Chemeketa Community College, Salem
Eola Viticulture Center, 215 Doaks Ferry Rd. NW

Thursday, Jan. 19
Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization, East Portland
10301 NE Glisan St.

Monday, Jan. 23
Central Oregon Community College, Bend
Wille Hall, 2600 N.W. College Way

Wednesday, Jan. 25
North Medford High School, Medford
1900 North Keene Way Dr.

Thursday, Jan. 26
Lane Community College, Eugene
Center for Meeting and Learning, Rm. 104, 4000 East 30th Ave.

Monday, Jan. 30
Blue Mountain Community College, Pendleton
Rm. E 114, 2400 NW Carden Ave.

Locations is accessible to individuals with disabilities. For other accommodations or language interpretation, please contact Seth Allen at the Oregon Education Investment Board at seth.allen@state.or.usor call 503-378-8213 at least 48 hours before the meeting.

In addition, a live web conference will be scheduled to allow participation via computer or mobile device at any location.

The Oregon Education Investment Board is proposing legislative action in February 2012 to streamline early childhood programs and create a system of accountability for student success from pre-kindergarten through K-12 to college and career readiness.

The recommendations come from Oregon Learns, a report delivered last Dec. 15 to the Oregon Legislature by the Oregon Education Investment Board. For more information and meeting locations, visit the OEIB online at www.oregon.gov/Gov/OEIB/OregonEducationInvestmentBoard.shtml


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