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The Oregon Legislature created the State Board of Education in 1951 to oversee the state’s schools. The board sets educational policies and standards for Oregon's 197 public school districts, and 20 educational service districts. All of these agencies have separate governing bodies responsible for transacting business within their jurisdiction.

The Oregon State Board of Education is comprised of seven members appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the State Senate. Five members represent Oregon’s five congressional districts, and two members represent the state at large. Members serve four-year terms and are limited to two consecutive terms. Board members elect their chair each year. The State Board meets at least six times per year and the public is welcome to attend State Board meetings.


The Oregon State Board of Education works on providing equitable policies and practices that lead to the educational and life success of every Oregon student.


An aspirational education system that honors its increasingly diverse student body and affirms every student to reach their full potential in a rapidly shifting global environment.


  • The Oregon State Board of Education dedicates itself to centering diversity, equity, and inclusion in the work, decisions, and actions that we take, in the service of every student in the state, their academic advancement and their lifelong success.
  • The Oregon State Board of Education dedicates itself to challenging the status quo and rendering an innovative, creative, adaptable, and culturally responsive curriculum that reflects the history and evolving demographics of our state’s landscape. We value and commit to an equally dignified, holistic, and inclusive student experience.
  • The Oregon State Board of Education dedicates itself to sharing responsibility, aiming for every student’s individual academic excellence, and providing life skills that allow students to develop self-agency. We value engaging historically excluded community voice and student experience. We value and distinguish the sovereignty of tribal nations and the responsibility to engage in consultation on key matters of policy.
  • The Oregon State Board of Education dedicates itself to conducting business with integrity, transparency, and adaptability as the basis for equitable student access and success in public education.

If you would like to provide public comment to the State Board of Education or be added to the Public Meeting Notices email list, please contact the State Board Administrator.