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June 2017 • News & Notes
FROM THE NEWSLETTER:
OSU Extension needs a summer contact for outdoor school!
As you’re undoubtedly aware, the Oregon Legislature is facing extremely difficult choices due to the state’s budget deficit of $1.6 billion. Some of you have been concerned that the new Outdoor School (ODS) state funding, passed in last November’s election, may be in jeopardy.
We need you to show up! Wear your ODS gear and wood cookies! Carry signs and bring family, colleagues and friends! Show the legislature that you know that FULL state funding for Outdoor School is critical for our children’s education!
Request for Proposals: Strategic Planning and Organizational Development
Oregon voters approved Ballot Measure 99 in November to secure a sustainable funding source to provide Outdoor School experiences to every Oregon student. Friends of Outdoor School, Gray Family Foundation and other members of both the Oregon Outdoor Education Coalition (OOEC) and the Outdoor School for All PAC are looking to secure the services of a skilled strategic planning and organizational development consulting firm to assist the group of leaders in planning for the future needs relating to the implementation of BM 99, the opportunities to support other states that wish to explore similar efforts and to continue to explore how to integrate place-based education throughout the preK-12 experience in Oregon.