Contact Us

Human Resources
Central School District 13J
750 S. Fifth Street
Independence, OR 97351
Fax: (503) 606-2333

Rich McFarland
Director of Human Resources & Federal Programs
(503) 606-2207
rmcfarland@central.k12.or.us

Liisa Zeimantz
Human Resources Coordinator
(503) 606-2253
lzeimantz@central.k12.or.us

Oralia Ojeda
Human Resources Assistant
(503) 606-2201
oojeda@central.k12.or.us

OREGON EDUCATORS BENEFIT BOARD (OEBB)

In 2007, the Legislature passed Senate Bill 426. The law established a statewide insurance pool for employees and eligible retirees for Oregon school districts and ESDs. All districts and ESDs will be required to enter into the pool no later than October 1, 2010. In light of the new bill, the Oregon Educators Benefit Board (OEBB) was established to oversee and manage the new bill.

As of October 1, 2008, the Classified, Administrative, Confidential/Supervisory, Specialists, and retiree/cobra participants for each group entered into OEBB. The Teachers (Licensed) group and their retiree/cobra participants have elected to not participate in OEBB as they are able to provide lower rates than OEBB and comparable plans. In accordance with the newer legislation, as long as the licensed group is able to continue to provide better rates and comparable plans, they will not be required to participate with OEBB.

OEBB KAISER PERMANENTE

Kaiser Permanente: Effective October 1, 2010 Kaiser Permanente will be a medical insurance carrier for Central School District OEBB members.

The Kaiser web site offers information for members plans and services. Kaiser is dedicated to the health of their members and offers great benefits including free Weight Watchers and tobacco cessation programs. Sign up for an on-line member account and view your claims, email your doctor, order your prescriptions and make appointments.

Visit the Kaiser Permanente web site at http://my.kp.org/nw/oebb/ and find out about the many benefits available.

LICENSED GROUP - PROVIDENCE HEALTH PLANS

Providence Health Plans is the carrier for the Licensed (Teachers) group. Providence provides a variety of services, information and resources on their website.

  • Search for providers
  • Convenient on-line account: look up claims, deductibles and payment information
  • View your summary of benefits and member handbook
  • Order replacement cards or additional cards
  • Sign up for Wellness Watch, the Providence wellness e-mail newsletter
  • Learn about member extra values and discounts: Free health advice available 24/7, discounted vision services, life balance recreational, cultural and wellness benefit program, discounted hearing services, and alternative care discounts,

Providence's website offers a wider range of information, services, discounts, and resources for its members. Log on, http://www.providence.org/healthplans/members/default.aspx create an account and learn more today!

OEBB ODS

ODS is one of three Oregon Educators Benefit Board (OEBB) carriers for medical, pharmacy, dental, and vision. Effective October 1, 2008, the Classified, Administrative, Confidential/Supervisory, and Specialist groups entered into OEBB and selected ODS as one of their insurance carriers.

The ODS website offers the following information and resources for participating member:

  • Search for medical, dental, and vision providers
  • Learn about the mail order pharmacy and process
  • Learn about Flu Shots
  • Download/print/read plan summaries
  • Download/print/read member handbooks
  • Learn about the ODS Asthma, Cardiac, Diabetes, Maternity, and/or Depression Care Programs

Effective October 1, 2010: Join and participate in Weight Watchers for Free! Contact ODS for addiitonal information. The District also have several on-site meetings for those wishing to particpate. Please contact Human Resources for additional information.

Visit the ODS website, http://www.odscompanies.com/oebb/, today!

District Administration Office
750 S. 5th Street.
Independence Oregon, 97351
Phone: (503) 838-0030
Fax: (503) 838-0033

Buzz Brazeau
Superintendent of Schools
503-606-2250

Rich McFarland
Assistant Superintendent/ HR Director
503-606-2253

Cec Koontz
Business  Manager
503-606-2263

Julia Heilman
Director of Special  Programs
503-606-2256

Julie Sassor
Administrative Manager
503-606-2251