School District Opts Out of SOESD

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Grants Pass School Board said financial savings were a big reason it voted to end its partnership with the Southern Oregon Education Service District. The board voted unanimously Tuesday to withdraw from the SOESD, which provides services to schools such as special education, and career and technical education. District superintendent … Continue reading »

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 »

Bus Drivers on Watch for Suspicious Man

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — All schools in the Grants Pass School District are on high alert as police continue to search for a suspicious man. Last week in two separate incidents, police say a man was trying to lure students into his van and was also taking pictures of them near bus stops. The first … Continue reading »

Schools Without AC Struggle to Stay Cool

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The hot weather is making it difficult for kids to stay cool during outdoor recess but for some southern Oregon schools they face that challenge inside the classroom. Several schools with the Grants Pass School District do not have air-conditioning systems. Highland Elementary School is one of five schools in the district that are … Continue reading »

School Counselors Support Students

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – School districts kick into high gear to make sure students and parents can cope with and process emotions after something like Friday’s shooting at an elementary school in Connecticut. The Grants Pass School District has a team of counselors and psychologists who would respond immediately. They say a counseling area is … Continue reading »