The Oregon School Boards Association (OSBA) and the Special Districts Association of Oregon (SDAO) formed PACE in 2006 and are working together to keep Oregon students safe, reduce risks and conserve member resources.
No one can match the expertise and decades of experience that OSBA and SDAO bring to property-casualty coverage for local public entities.
OSBA formed the first property-casualty pool coverage for education in Oregon in 1985 and has served education entities for more than 20 years. SDAO has provided coverage for local governments since the mid-1980s and now provides coverage for more than 850 entities, adding schools in 2003 to fill a coverage gap left when a major insurer pulled out of the state.
By merging programs, OSBA and SDAO formed the largest property and liability risk pool of school entities in the state, with more than 200 education organizations.
Governed by a nine-member board of trustees, PACE offers unequaled price and coverage options to its members. Unlike an insurance company whose profits are distributed to shareholders, PACE's only objective is to provide reasonable rates and comprehensive coverage to participating entities. PACE's size and strength help it negotiate the most competitive deals from reinsurers.
And PACE is convenient, available through local independent insurance agents who help you select the right coverage. Schedules for pricing and member contributions are geared to members' budgeting cycles.
Watch this short video about PACE here.
Are You a Key Contact?
Read this general information on what is means to be a Key Contact and watch the webinar below! Not a key contact? We think the webinar is still helpful for any PACE member!
We also have a newly created Key Contact Webinar, created specifically for those who are key contacts at our member organizations. But we believe this 15 minute webinar is beneficial for anyone who wants to understand how PACE works and its available services.
View the Key Contact Webinar Slide Deck, which has the presentation and many useful links.
- Oregon School Boards Association (OSBA) - A non-profit association whose purpose is to support Oregon school, ESD and community college board members in their complex leadership roles. The association does this through a variety of services, from board member training and executive searches to policy services, insurance services, publications and legislative advocacy.
- Special Districts Association of Oregon (SDAO) gives Oregon special districts a stronger and united voice at the Oregon Legislature and provides advocacy with state administrative agencies and other units of government, training, information resources, and other support programs. SDAO has grown its membership to over 950 special districts, school districts and community colleges and has become an important support organization for their individual efforts.
- Association of Governmental Risk Pools (AGRiP) was organized in late 1998 as a membership organization for public entity risk and benefits pools in North America. AGRiP promotes pooling as a practical extension of local government’s obligation to be a good steward of public funds through information, advocacy and education.
- Public Risk Management Association (PRIMA) is a membership association that provides education and training for public sector risk managers. Includes members more than 2,200 PRIMA member entities and 1,800 local governments.
- Oregon Chapter Public Risk Management Association (OR-PRIMA) - the only state association dedicated solely to the practice of risk management in the public sector, providing a one-stop local resource.
- PRIMA Annual Conference - This three-day annual conference is the forum for all levels of risk managers in the public sector as well as professionals in related fields such as human resources, employee benefits, health and safety, legal and regulatory, risk financing, claims management and pooling.
- Oregon School Safety Officers Association (OSSOA) - A non-profit association providing a way for those engaged in the safety programs of Oregon schools to meet, discuss and study all phases of school safety.
- Oregon School Facilities Management Association (OSFMA) is an organization of school facilities maintenance professionals. OSFMA strives to promote and develop new and innovative procedures and practices in partnership with various state organizations and our valuable Partner Members. OSFMA's Mission is to promote and develop the highest degree of professionalism in the planning, safety, and operations of school facilities designed to insure student success through safe, healthy, effective learning environments.
- Oregon Association of School Business Officials (OASBO) is a professional organization affiliated with the Association of School Business International. OASBO's mission is to support public education by providing resources, programs, activities and training for business officials. OASBO is the association of choice for Oregon school district personnel who want to stay informed, educated and connected.
- Confederation of Oregon School Administrators (COSA) serves and represents more than 2,000 school administrators, managers, and executives. COSA was founded in 1974 to give Oregon's education leaders a united voice in helping to shape public policy, advocate for schools and speak on behalf of students. COSA's perspective has earned the respect of educators, the Legislature, the Department of Education, and other statewide agencies. COSA consistently puts the interests of schools and students ahead of self-interest. In addition to advocacy, COSA supports and develops educational leaders with unmatched professional development opportunities-including statewide conferences, regional seminars and workshops. We develop and support educational leaders to ensure student success.
A list of the PACE Board of Trustees
A list of school districts, charter schools, education service districts and community colleges who are PACE members.
Information on who can join PACE and the process for signing up.