We empower students to become authentic partners with education decision makers. One way we do this is through involving students in the policy-making process. Based on findings from our State of Our Schools report (2018) and reviewing a variety of policies, our members selected policies that we felt would be most beneficial to Oregon students and schools. We will be advancing the following priority issues during the 2019 legislative session:
To further student engagement in the policy process, OSV developed its very own policy for the first time. Based on feedback from students around their experiences, we decided that it was essential to update Oregon’s K-12 sexual harassment policies to better support students. Therefore, we helped create House Bill 3077, which is chief sponsored by Representative Salinas and Senator Gelser.
To learn more about our priorities and why we support them, click here.
The 2019 Legislative Session began on January 22, 2019 and will continue until June 30, 2019. Our students have already spent time in Salem voicing their support for fully funding Measure 98 (HB 5015), and will continue advocating for our priorities throughout session by meeting with legislators and providing public testimony.