The Oregon School Boards Association (OSBA) awarded a $5,000 check for local student scholarships to the Brookings‐Harbor School District School Board. The board accepted the check at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at the Brookings‐Harbor High School Cafeteria during a school board work session featuring a meeting of the District Leadership Team.
The board qualified for the funds under an OSBA initiative known as the Promise Scholarship Program. Board members completed a multi‐step process including board governance professional development, a board project, and superintendent and board self‐evaluations.
Steve Kelley, OSBA’s director of board development, said each of the boards had made a long‐term investment in students’ success.
“This program helps students both by providing scholarship funds and investing in board member training,” Kelley said. “Stronger boards are better prepared to face today’s education challenges.”
Selected boards are responsible for awarding student scholarships to one or more students by a method of their choosing. A full description of the program can be found at http://www.osba.org/Programs/BoardDevelopment/Article/PromiseScholarship.aspx
The Promise campaign, (https://promiseoregon.org/) which debuted in 2014, aims to create public support for K‐14 education, to help lift student achievement and graduation rates. OSBA is a non‐profit member services agency for more than 200 locally elected boards serving school districts, ESDs and community colleges.