High Schoolers to Debate Public Safety

Change of Plans For Josephine CountyGRANTS PASS, Ore. — The group “Security Our Safety” is turning to high school students for any solution to secure safety in Josephine County. On Saturday, high school students will be taking part in a debate on how to solve the county’s fiscal crisis.

“It was important the teams competing be O & C teams. It’s one thing as debaters to be given a topic, be able to research it, be able to argue it. It’s another thing to be in that crisis and that was the basis of why we invited these four teams,” said Debate Chairman Matt Eldridge.

It’s happening at North Valley High School on Saturday, starting at 9 a.m. Students from Butte Falls, Grants Pass, Prospect and North Valley high schools will be taking part.

Listening to the students will be Representative Wally Hicks, Josephine County Sheriff Gill Gilbertson and a Jackson County Sheriff’s Office representative.

We will have much more on what debate topics will be discussed, tonight on NewsWatch 12.