School District May Opt Out of ESD

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Grants Pass schools are considering leaving the regions Education Service District. The district provides special ed, technical, and other services to local schools. Among the many services an Education Service District provides, the biggest is special ed. If Grants Pass opts out, they’ll have to handle that on their own, but the … Continue reading »

Grants Pass School Bond Rejected

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Grants Pass voters rejected a schools bond that would have helped pay for school improvements. The five year, $17 million bond failed with 51 percent of voters in opposition. The bond would have helped pay for new kindergarten classrooms at every district elementary school, new door locks, and other repairs and … Continue reading »

Grants Pass School Bond Up for Vote

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — When votes are counted in Josephine County on Election Night, School District 7 officials and patrons will be looking to see if they will be paying for school construction and repairs for another five years. A $17.5 million bond measure is proposed for construction of kindergarten classrooms at every district elementary … Continue reading »

Jerome Prairie Elementary Could Close

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Enrollment in the Three Rivers School District has declined by thousands of students in the last 12 years. Now, school officials say they’re in a tough spot budget-wise. Three Rivers School District is considering several options to save money and that could mean closing Jerome Prairie Elementary School. Principal Lisa Van … Continue reading »