Education & Schools

Education and Schools

A longtime advocate for improving our schools, Pat has served on the Bethel School Board where he pushed for the building of Meadow View Schools, Prairie Mountain Schools and Kalapuya High School.

He sat on the Bethel Budget Committee to ensure that adequate financing and long term planning were incorporated into the planning for the new schools and continued successful operation of existing ones.  In the Oregon Legislature, Pat served as vice-chair of the House Education Committee where he helped shape kindergarten through grade 16 policies and practices.  He spent time in Washington DC with the Oregon delegation to a national summit on Civics Education.