Corvallis School Leaders Slated for Public Q&A Session

For our next CitySpeak forum, local school district leaders will talk candidly about their concerns for education amid the pandemic – both for children and teachers – and what’s been driving their decision-making.   

Panelists include: 

Sami Al-Abdrabbuh, Corvallis School Board Chair 

Ryan Noss, Corvallis School Superintendent  

The school district announced last month that it would employ a hybrid model for reopening this year, and that for at least the first six weeks, classes would be conducted remotely. Al-Abdrabbuh and Noss will reflect on how this new class environment might impact student learning and social dynamics . We’ll also delve into the district’s initiatives to continue offering services to underprivileged students.  

 The free live forum will appear on The Advocate’s website and Facebook page, beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 25. Viewers will also be able to ask questions during the Q&A portion of the live event.  

Questions for Abdrabbuh and Noss can be emailed to, or posted on our Facebook post of the event. After the livestream event, the video will be available on The Advocate’s website and social media.  

CitySpeak forums are co-presented by City Club of Corvallis, and sponsored by Peak Sports and First Alternative Natural Foods Co-op.