Schools Continue Security Upgrades

EAGLE POINT, Ore. – One year ago, Eagle Point Schools began upgrading their school security systems, in the wake of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., in December 2012. School leaders said those projects will continue this summer. The district teamed with the Jackson County Sheriff’s office in 2013 to install … Continue reading »

Eagle Point Gets Input on School Safety

EAGLE POINT, Ore. — The Eagle Point Schools Weapons Committee is one step closer to making an official recommendation to the school board about how to make schools safer. Tonight’s public forum happened at Hillside Elementary and it wrapped up after about an hour and a half of public discussion. One of the main topics … Continue reading »

New Grant Aims to Improve Learning

EAGLE POINT, Ore. — After receiving a grant from the state, the first collaborative meeting between school District 9 teachers and administrators wrapped up on Monday, all with the focus on making educators even more effective. A $30,000 grant from the Oregon Department of Education has brought five teachers, five administrators and others from the … Continue reading »

School District Talks Arming Teachers

By Steven Sandberg EAGLE POINT, Ore. – All options were on the table Wednesday as Eagle Point school officials met with the community to talk about allowing teachers to carry guns in schools. The Weapons Safety Committee met for the first time at a public meeting Wednesday night to discuss the idea. The panel is … Continue reading »