New App Connects Parents With School

EAGLE POINT, Ore. — Jackson County School District 9 is unveiling its new ParentLink app. This app is available for free and can be downloaded directly to a smart phone or tablet. School administrators said it helps parents and children by keeping them safe and connected to the district. Parents can access their child’s class … Continue reading »

District Trains Kids in Active Shooters

EAGLE POINT, Ore. — This year, teachers are using unique methods like picture books to teach kids tools for active shooter scenarios. The program is called ALICE training. ALICE stands for Alert, Lock down, Inform, Counter, and Evacuate. Administrators and teachers were trained in active shooter scenarios over the summer. Now they are going to be passing … Continue reading »

JCSD9 Gets Weapons Recommendations

EAGLE POINT, Ore.– After a year of collaboration, Jackson County School District 9 in Eagle Point finally has a recommendation from its safety weapons committee. The committee decided against recommending armed staff and teachers, but came up with several other options. Single point entries, cameras, and panic buttons were among some of those recommendations. Administrators … Continue reading »

Jackson County District 9 Budget Plans

EAGLE POINT, Ore.–  Jackson County District 9 is making final preparations for next year’s budget. While they are keeping a close eye on enrollment, they are also taking on some new initiatives to bring some kids back into the district. Last year, the district says there were about 400 kids in the area who were enrolled … Continue reading »

School Closures & Delays for Monday

The following schools and districts will be closed or delayed for Monday, December 9th. CLOSED: Abdill Career College Ashland School District Blossom Hill Child Development Center Brighton Academy in Grants Pass Butte Falls School District Cascade Christian High School Central Point School District DESD Child Development Services Grace Christian School Glendale School District Grants Pass … Continue reading »

Committee No-shows Postpone Meeting

EAGLE POINT, Ore. — There was a packed agenda, but not a packed house Thursday night at the Weapon Safety Committee Meeting for School District 9. For months, the group has been meeting to talk about ways to improve school safety, including the possibility of arming school staff. Empty seats and missing committee members led … Continue reading »

School District Talks Arming Teachers

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 made up of … Continue reading »

Eagle Point School District Strike Settled

By Bryan Navarro EAGLE POINT, Ore. — After more than a year of bargaining, months of rallying, and a week without classes an overnight negotiation ends the strike in Eagle Point. He words that everyone is saying are “relieved” and “excited”. Hillside Elementary, and all Eagle Point District Schools are closed Wednesday to prepare to … Continue reading »

Eagle Point Strike Raises Curriculum Concerns

By Bryan Navarro EAGLE POINT, Ore. — Students are back in school while Eagle Point educators strike and the kids are calling classes “a joke” and “daycare for 18 year olds.” Teachers are marching the picket lines, rejuvenated by the return of their students, but they’re even more fired up by what their students are … Continue reading »