Oregon Education Investment Board meets to discuss budget; forum scheduled at UO on October 17

At its October 9 meeting, the Oregon Education Investment Board (OEIB) received draft budget recommendations prepared by the Education Funding Team. The governor charged the Education Funding Team (EFT) to recommend to him a prioritized list, from top to bottom, of investments that the state could make in education. The EFT was encouraged to make recommendations for the redesign of programs and funding strategies consistent with priorities of the OEIB and the chief education officer. In making its recommendations, the EFT was asked to consider the following criteria: (a) contributes to outcomes; (b) program effectiveness; (c) collaboration; (d) diversity and inclusion; (e) data can justify outcomes. The full reportsis available on the OEIB’s website.

The board also discussed plans for seven community forums and a webinar at which stakeholders can provide input and feedback on education funding. During these forums, the OEIB will present its vision for building a seamless early childhood through 20 system and solicit input from the public. The forums will be held from October 15 through October 30 at 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and will offer a family-friendly area for parents with children. The meetings include an October 17 forum in Eugene at the Ford Alumni Center and an online webinar:

Wednesday, October 17 – Eugene
University of Oregon
Ford Alumni Center, Giustina Ballroom
1720 E. 13th Ave., Eugene, OR 97403
6-8:00 p.m.

Monday, October 29 – WEBINAR
Streams at:  http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=3310
3-5:00 p.m.
More information about the forums and a complete list of locations is available online.