We look forward to a much warmer season of risk management. In this season and the next, PACE continues to partner with OAESD to support school risk management efforts so Oregon’s students can benefit from a safe and secure learning environment.

As your organization prepares for summer, PACE is here to remind you of the many ways we can partner with our ESD members to reduce your property and liability exposures. One of the simplest ways your ESD can access these services is by connecting directly with your PACE Risk Management Consultant. Your consultant is happy to connect with services ranging from risk management advice to webinars, checklists, and Quick Reference Guides.

Perhaps one of the best ways you can take advantage of PACE services is by scheduling a facility walkthrough. Complimentary with your PACE membership, this service is a great way to actively identify and cut your losses. During one of these voluntary consultations, your assigned Risk Management Consultant will meet you at your facility and walk the premises with you to help you identify and address risk exposures.

In a risk manager’s toolbelt, facility walkthroughs are one of the most effective tools for proactive risk management and are essential to cultivating a safe school environment. Walkthroughs present a valuable opportunity to find expected and unexpected risks as they occur, as well as send a clear message that, at your buildings, safety is a priority.

Managing risks can seem like a daunting, uphill battle, but the risk management experts at PACE are here to help. From walkthroughs to trainings, we’re here to provide the tools you need so you can get back to doing what matters most – educating Oregon’s students.

To learn more about all the risk-reducing tools that are available to your ESD, reach out to riskmanagement@sdao.com for more information.

Celebration of Dr. Ozzie Rose, OAESD Director of Government Relations

It is with mixed emotions that we announce the retirement of Ozzie Rose, OAESD Director of Government Relations. After more than 50 years of dedicated service in education, Ozzie has decided to embark on a well-deserved retirement journey.

Ozzie has been an integral part of our OAESD team. Throughout his tenure, he has led change for Oregon education for the better. Ozzie has been a wonderful colleague and friend to all of us. We are immensely grateful for Ozzie’s contributions to our organization and the impact he has had on our success. While we will miss him dearly, we are excited for his next chapter and wish all the best in retirement. We also know he is just a phone call away!

OAESD was grateful for the opportunity we had to celebrate Ozzie during the Spring Conference Banquet. For those who would like to share memories or send personal messages, we encourage you to reach out to Ozzie at ozzierose@comcast.net.

Thank you, Ozzie, for your many years of hard work, dedication, and friendship. You will always be a cherished member of the OAESD family.

ESDs in the News

  • Technical skills program for Lane County students gets funding boost - The “Team Oregon Build” program, which empowers high school students in Lane County to construct shelters for the homeless and other community projects, has received a $2.6 million funding boost to expand its reach and impact, now involving nearly 4,000 students from 39 schools.

  • i4Education Hosts ‘The Shared Experience’ - i4Education, the innovation arm of the High Desert Education Service District, hosted "The Shared Experience" on May 23 in Bend, featuring creative presentations on educational innovation, including talks, spoken word, music, and visual art, along with workshops led by local educational leaders.

Region 16 CC Updates

On Friday, June 24th we submitted our application to the United States Education Department (USED) to continue on as R11 Comprehensive Center for the next grant cycle. We hope to hear the results of the application from USED in September.

  • Tribal Consultation Toolkit for Districts-Version 2.1 has been published on the ODE website.

  • Video Series-All 9 tribes will have a video for the series and be part of the introductory video that features Governor Kotek and others. Release event at Pole Creek Ranch in Sister, OR on July 18th

  • We extended the opportunity for Student Success Plan Professional Development for ODE executives through June to get extensive coverage of participation.
  • Will outline and operationalize the processes and activities that ODE followed in a six-year period from the creation of the ESP to the present date

  • Interviews are underway to collect qualitative data to share in the toolkit
  • Education changemakers from across Alaska, Oregon, and Washington will critically examine topics, concepts, and practical strategies for leading with the expertise of families and communities, who are often marginalized by the education systems.

  • Panelists focus on the strength of our region - the rich and diverse communities that call these three states “home!”

  • The series will meet monthly, first session was on March 19, will continue August 2024.

  • Each session features an in-depth conversation with three panelists and moderated by Dr. Anthony Craig. Our panelists are esteemed community members who are Elders, aunties and uncles, scholars, practitioners, and more, from across Alaska, Washington, and Oregon.

We hope you enjoyed the 2024 OAESD Spring Conference!

Save the Date!

2025 OAESD Spring Conference

May 7-9, 2025 at beautiful Sunriver, Oregon!

Thank you to our 2024 Conference Sponsors!!

Oregon Association of Education Service Districts is a partnership between: Clackamas, Columbia Gorge, Douglas, Grant, Harney, High Desert, InterMountain, Jefferson,Lake, Lane, Linn Benton Lincoln, Malheur, Multnomah, North Central, Northwest Regional, South Coast, Southern Oregon, Wallowa, and Willamette Education Service Districts.
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