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Portland Community College, Zone 1

Term: 4 yearsSalary: UnpaidThe School Board is the policy-making body of the school district. It is responsible for providing an education program for students living within the District. To accomplish its role, the Board: Determines the long-range direction of the District Establishes policies that direct the instructional and support programs Employs and evaluates the Superintendent Communicates with the community Negotiates with employee groups to determine salaries and benefits Calls elections on bond proposals Approves the annual budget
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A 2017 Oregonian report ( said that thirty percent of Oregon Promise Grant recipients were from families financially able to pay for education, and African-American and Hispanic students are under-represented as recipients. Assuming Oregon Promise is funded in this biennium, what outreach should community colleges do to ensure low income students and students of color are encouraged to use the grant?

A 2015 state audit ( found that only 24 percent of Oregon community college students who were seeking a degree or certificate actually received one within seven years. What steps would you take to increase the number of students meeting their career or transfer goals?

Community colleges in Oregon are increasingly partnering with both high schools and 4-year colleges to provide accelerated learning for high school students and to prepare often unready students for 4-year schools. How will you balance requirements of other educational institutions with the core program of your own?

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