Local Schools Saddened Over Sandy Hook

MEDFORD, Ore. – Local teachers and administrators are heartbroken over the Connecticut school shooting. The Washington Elementary School staff are pretty shaken by the Connecticut school shooting. In their line of work, when it involves children or school administrators, it hits close to home. It’s a sober day at school with the sadness spreading to … Continue reading »

Officials Meet To Discuss School Needs

MEDFORD, Ore. — Legislators from across the region will be in Medford on Tuesday to hear from residents what the needs of local schools are. Josephine and Jackson County residents are invited to the North Medford High School Student Commons, from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Superintendents from most of the two counties school districts … Continue reading »

Medford School Promotes Online

MEDFORD, Ore. – The Medford School District is hoping to give the region a boost when it comes to attracting potential employers or parents to the region. Each school has produced an informational video that is available for viewing on the web. The district said it’s a new tool for exploring our schools. Each video … Continue reading »

Medford School Named Historic Location

MEDFORD, Ore. – A Medford elementary school built more than 80 years ago is being honored for its history in the community and it’s been a long history for Washington Elementary School. The school was originally built in the late 1800s, then after a fire it was moved to the current site of the Jackson … Continue reading »

Parent-Teacher Conference Days Cut

MEDFORD, Ore. – Several Rogue Valley school districts are going without parent-teacher conferences this year, and now a Medford group wants to fix that. Normally as November nears, teachers are preparing for a week of meeting one-on-one with parents. At a couple school districts, that’s changing this year. A Medford group wants to make sure those … Continue reading »

Changes For Oregon In Student Grading

MEDFORD, Ore. – A new law has students across the state facing stricter graduation requirements. Students at secondary schools in the Medford School District, like at Central Medford High School, will soon see changes in their grading and school work. The district plans to make these changes gradually in the next two years. Superintendent Phil Long … Continue reading »

Medford School District Budget Cuts

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Medford School District has released a plan to cut tens of millions of dollars from the budget over the next three decades. Changes in the new plan will impact non-union employees including administrators. The changes include: reduced district contribution to medical benefits, an end to the early retirement plan and a … Continue reading »

Impact of School Resource Officers

MEDFORD, Ore. – Students are starting their third week of school for the year and they have some award-winning police officers working among them. Over the summer, the Medford Police Department was nationally recognized for its “school resource officer” program. Each year, the department dedicates 4 officers to the city’s schools. The officers work throughout … Continue reading »

Record Number of Students For Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. – The Medford School District says it will have record enrollment this year. More than 13,000 students are hitting the books at Medford Elementary, Middle and High Schools. There are about 500 more students enrolled right now as there were at this time last year. These numbers are a change from the past … Continue reading »

Leaving “No Child” Behind

By Bryan Navarro MEDFORD, Ore. — The latest round of states free from “No Child Left Behind” has been announced, but Oregon is not one of them. Oregon is one 31 states still going through the process, rewriting its 1,300 page proposal in the hopes of receiving a waiver. The Obama administration is granting exemption … Continue reading »

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