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About LBL

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LBL serves educational agencies, districts, and schools across the state with high-quality services and programs that are practical, reliable and economical. LBL has a distinguished reputation for supporting educational excellence and equity, working cooperatively with educators and educational agencies, and effecting productive solutions that help schools, teachers, students and families meet Oregon’s educational goals.

LBL comprises 12 component school districts and over 89 schools with approximately 37,000 students in Linn, Benton and Lincoln counties. LBL also serves students and districts elsewhere in Oregon through grants and contracts. Its governance structure includes a seven-member Board. LBL has an annual budget of approximately $60 million and work force of approximately 225 employees.

Mission, Vision and Values

Mission

Linn Benton Lincoln Education Service District serves districts, schools and students by providing equitable, flexible and effective educational services through economy of scale.

Vision

To be a responsive and transparent organization that supports districts in helping every child succeed.

We value

  • Success for all students and their districts
  • Relationships built on trust, responsiveness and honesty
  • The four “E”s of Excellence, Equity, Efficiency and Effectiveness
  • Accountability

Education Service Districts

The State of Oregon is comprised of 19 Education Service Districts (ESD) that serve all 36 counties. The purpose of Oregon’s Education Service Districts is defined in Oregon law (Oregon Revised Statute ORS 334.005).

Education Service Districts assist School Districts and the State of Oregon in achieving Oregon’s education goals by providing equitable educational opportunities for all of Oregon’s public school students. Services are offered within four broad categories:

  • Special Education
  • School Improvement
  • Technology
  • Administrative Services

ESDs and School Districts work collaboratively to determine the specific services that are provided in each region.