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School Canceled Thursday

STRIKE WATCH BANNERMEDFORD, Ore. — The Medford School district has officially canceled all classes for Thursday, Feb. 6th. The Medford Education Association and the District are continuing mediation sessions today, and the sessions could end up going into the early morning hours. To ensure security for parents and allow them to make solid child care plans, the District has decided to close all Medford Schools for Thursday, Feb. 6th.

In the event of a strike, the Medford schools will be closed Feb. 6th, Feb. 7th, and Feb. 10th, with select schools opening again on Feb. 11th. The Medford Education Association is planning to strike Feb. 6th at 6:00 AM, if an agreement cannot be met in mediation sessions today. If a strike occurs, we will continue to bring you the most up-to-date information as it arises.

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  1. Christina says:

    My kids sports and classes have been canceled this week. If there is a strike I will be crossing the picket lines and continue to volunteer in classes. I pray all parent volunteers continue to do the same! God knows our children will not understand what is going on, but they will be scared. Familiar faces will be so important for them!

  2. larry bruce says:

    Is there a list of demands from the teachers union? As tax payers we should be able to have access to the demands and how much it will cost the district. Thanks

  3. Jeff. S. says:

    MEA culpa.

    It’$ all about the Kid$$$.

    “ileech”

  4. tom bruce says:

    Why did the schools shut down the gyms for club sports and afterschool activities? The classified employees are not on strike! The taxpayers are paying the classified employees who are, i assume, still getting payed. Now all youth basketball and other afterschool activities are cancelled. Can someone tell me why? This should have nothing to do with the certified employees going on strike. What gives?

  5. carl says:

    The teachers care about the kids?? That is why they closed down @ noon on Wednesday?
    And…where does the money come from to open a headquarters on Hawthorne??
    And…they ask the district to pay for 95% of their insurance. It has been over the last few years that Pers has been asking that individuals pay more out of pocket for their benefits. 5% does not cut it.

  6. Matt West says:

    So I know teachers must have a masters degree but for some reason they can’t figure out that the schools are not getting anymore money they keep getting cut but the teachers expect more. No business would ever give raises if they were not gaining any more profits. Figure it out teachers all you are doing is hurting the children!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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