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SUMMER 2016 NEWSLETTER

Greetings from the Oregon Federation of Independent Schools

1) Fall Kickoff Meeting Sept 29 (Mark your Calendars)

FALL KICKOFF MEETING
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2016
9:00 AM TO 1:00 PM
Seventh Day Adventist Conference Center
19800 Oatfield Rd, Gladstone
Lunch provided for members ($10 for non-members, waived if they join at the Kickoff meeting)
Please RSVP – Gayla Rogers at 503.850.3546 by September 26, 2016.

Agenda includes –

SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKERS (MORE INVITED) & IMPORTANT TOPICS

  • Member School updates
  • Open Discussion/Workshop – The Future of Private Education in Oregon How can we increase the number of private schools and private school enrollment?
  • Vickie Chamberlain, Former Exec Director, Teacher Standards and Practices Commission
  • (Invited) Peter Weber, OSSA (Oregon School Activities Association) Executive Director, who will brief us on current rules affecting private schools and related news
  • Oregon Legislative and Legal Update
  • Federal Update – Every Student Succeeds Act, and more
  • Special Briefing – Thinking About The Future & The Future of Education

Lunch Free for all members.  Membership forms available at the meeting.

Please RSVP – Gayla Rogers at 503.850.3546 by September 26, 2016. 

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From Executive Director Mark Siegel

Oregon private schools work hard every day to provide their students and families with a wide range of education options. OFIS works diligently so that all Oregon private schools can operate free of government interference.  In 1925 the United States Supreme Court declared in the Pierce Case:

“The fundamental theory of liberty…excludes any general power of the State to standardize its children by forcing them to accept instruction from public teachers only. The child is not the mere creature of the State; those who nurture him and direct his destiny have the right, coupled with the high duty, to recognize and prepare him for additional obligations”

It is vital that all Oregon private schools join OFIS, so that all of our schools can remain open and provide viable options for families. Please join OFIS today.

 

 

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    OFIS

    19800 Oatfield Road
    Gladstone, OR 97027
    (503) 850-3546

     

    **Executive Director (volunteer)
    Mark Siegel
    The Delphian School
    20950 SW Rock Creek Road
    Sheridan, OR 97378
    (503)843-3521
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