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COSA Board adopts 2006-07 work plan Print E-mail

The COSA Board of Directors adopted a six-point 2006-07 work plan that focuses on legislative and issue advocacy, professional development and new high school graduation requirements.  The Board's action came at its June 21 meeting in Seaside.

"In terms of the work plan, your legislative goals are already moving forward," COSA Executive Director Kent Hunsaker told the Board.  "We have been working on building a strong coalition of education partners for more than a year.  In addition, COSA bills aimed at providing additional funding for full-day kindergarten and early childhood education programs, and at a repeal of the double majority voting law, are likely."

In addition to the work plan, the Board requested that COSA staff work to defeat the state spending limit, 65-percent-solution and other potential ballot initiatives that would financially devastate schools, if they make the ballot and are approved by voters.

The highlights of the 2006-07 COSA work plan are:


  • Make COSA a leader in the effort to achieve adequacy of funding by forming a strong coalition of education partners.
  • Sponsor a bill that will make a difference in student achievement.

Professional Development

  • Work with the new Professional Development Director to create professional growth opportunities which focus on improving instruction for kids. (When developing the plan consider the following:  Summer Conference, Department Conferences, Programs for New Administrators, Toolkits for Aspiring Administrators, Grant Proposals).
  • Continue to pursue COSA offering licensure for administrators.

Executive Committees

  • Focus on policy issues and use the new website and other means to involve the membership.
  • Revise By-Laws

COSA Website

  • Continue to improve the website to better serve and engage members.

Association Center

  • Continue efforts to upgrade the facility and lease open office space.

New Graduation Requirements

  • Work with our membership to assure the new graduation requirements meet the needs of Oregon’s families.
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