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The State Board of Education is currently exploring a return to the Public Service Building.

Staff are exploring the feasibility of hybrid meetings. Written public comment is encouraged via email or mail to: State Board of Education, 255 Capitol Street NE, Salem, OR 97310. Physical and virtual opportunities for direct public comment may be offered for certain meetings. Information will be included in each meeting’s public notice, traditionally sent one week in advance of the meeting. Direct public comment is by advanced registration only. Click here to subscribe to State Board of Education notices and updates.

The board appreciates your patience as we explore additional ways to engage with the public, and as we update our policies accordingly.

Meeting protocols

The State Board of Education must meet at least six times per year, but usually exceeds that minimum requirement. Since 2016, board members have reduced the amount of paper they use for meetings by posting agendas and meeting materials on Boardbook.

All documents on this website are required to be accessible. If the records you are seeking are not available here, please make a public records request.

Agendas and materials for regular Board meetings are posted at least 24 hours prior to the board meeting. Minutes are posted to Boardbook after each meeting. You can access agendas and materials prior to 2016 by going to the State Board Meeting Archive. The State Board of Education complies with Public Meeting laws.


2021-22 State Board of Education Meeting Calendar. Oregon Department of Education. Board of Education. Board retreat August 25 and 26. Board meetings: September 16, October 21, December 9, January 20, March 17, April 21, May 19, June 16
2022-23 State Board of Education Meeting Calendar: Board retreat August 24 and 25. Board meetings: September 22, October 20, December 8, January 19, March 16, April 20, May 18, June 15

Public Comment at Board Meetings

The public comment process allows members of the public to provide testimony on items before the Board, or to raise issues to the attention of the Board and Agency Director. It allows the Board an opportunity to actively listen to and reflect on public feedback, and the Board may ask staff to respond to public comments or questions raised during the public comment period after the meeting. It does not allow an opportunity for dialogue between the speaker, Board or Director during the meeting, nor does it replace existing complaints processes. Speakers may offer objective criticism of state operations and programs, but the board, since it has no supervisory authority, will not hear complaints concerning individual personnel.

Members of the public are encouraged to submit written comments or testimony in advance to, or by mail to the State Board of Education, 255 Capitol Street NE, Salem, OR 97310. Please note that submitting comment prior to the meeting allows the Board more time to review and consider.

  • Clearly label the subject line as: “Public comment:” followed by the agenda item referred to. Agenda items can be found on BoardBook.
  • All written public comment will be posted to BoardBook
  • In order to avoid opening up the public comment period, the Board will not entertain testimony on a proposed rule after the public comment period has closed on the agenda. 
  • Public comments or testimony submitted the morning of the Board meeting will be posted to Boardbook within 48 business hours.

Unless otherwise noted, all meetings are held in the board rooms on the Second Floor of the Oregon Department of Education building: 255 Capitol St NE, Salem, OR.

The Board sincerely appreciates your input, and thanks you for your cooperation. For additional information on public comment opportunities, please subscribe to State Board of Education notices and updates, and see the specifics listed in that meeting's public notice.