MEA Contract Still Not Ratified

MEDFORD, Ore. — The first week with Medford teachers back in the classroom is just about over, yet the contract has still not been ratified. Both sides have said they are not worried about it at this point. The Medford Educators Association says a vote will be held next week to ratify the contract. We’re … Continue reading »

Superintendent Search Continues

MEDFORD, Ore. — While the teachers’ strike has come to an end in the Medford School District, the search for a new superintendent continues. “We’re not just looking for a superintendent of schools, we’re looking for a key leader in our community,” said Medford School Board Chair Jeff Thomas. Current superintendent, Dr. Phil Long, announced … Continue reading »

Student Writes Letter To Superintendent

MEDFORD, Ore. — The talks of a potential strike has some of the most impacted people speaking out–the students. Abraham Lincoln Elementary School fourth grader Colette Henry loves going to school and has only missed two days in the past four years. She said some of her classmates are excited for a strike, thinking it … Continue reading »

District Prepares for Potential Strike

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Medford School Board met for an executive session Monday night while members of the Medford Education Association and other community supporters lined the sidewalk in support of the teachers. The mandatory ten day notice of a strike has been given to the district and should an agreement not be reached by … Continue reading »

Strong Support For Teachers At Meeting

MEDFORD, Ore. — So many people turned out at Monday’s  Medford School Board meeting, the fire marshal had to move the meeting to the auditorium. The school district and Medford Education Association have worked through dozens of hours of mediations so far, and are still no closer to reaching an agreement on a contract dispute. … Continue reading »