Idaho Fugitive Cleared from Hospital

MEDFORD, Ore. – One of the suspects in Thursday’s officer involved shooting has been medically cleared from the hospital, and is now in the Jackson County Jail. Wayne Pearson, 29, is being held without bail, charged as a fugitive from another state. Meanwhile 31 year-old Shavon Willard is still recovering from gunshot wounds at Asante … Continue reading »

Medford Shooting Update

MEDFORD, Ore. — The two suspects from Thursday’s shooting in Medford have been identified as 29-year-old Wayne Pearson and 31-year-old Shavon Willard. Both are recovering from gunshot wounds and are said to be in stable condition. Pearson and Willard both have warrants out in multiple counties in Idaho. The scene has cleared less than 24-hours … Continue reading »

Medford Teachers Voting on Contract

MEDFORD, Ore. – On Thursday, Medford educators are voting on the new teacher contract. MEA officials say teachers were given a ballot on Thursday, and must hand in their vote by 5 p.m. Friday. They say the votes will then be tallied and triple checked. Building representatives were given the ballots on Monday, but could … 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 »

StrikeWatch: Union Members Meeting

MEDFORD, Ore. — District officials said bargaining teams would likely reach a resolution Friday. But right now, bargaining teams continue to negotiate. This is the fourth consecutive day of back-and-forth negotiations this week. The Medford Education Association held a members only meeting on Friday at the Ramada Inn while the bargaining team remained behind closed … Continue reading »

A Look at Classwork During Strike

MEDFORD, Ore. — Students are on Day 7 of an altered schedule since the strike began, and district officials say the coursework assigned to students from kindergarten through high school is thought-out by substitutes, principals and curriculum teams. A Lone Pine Elementary parent, Jaime Mercer, has two kids attending the school a kindergartener and a … Continue reading »

StrikeWatch: Students Walk Out

MEDFORD, Ore. — Thursday marks the start of week three of the Medford teachers’ strike, and five minutes after the bell rang to start the day on Thursday, students got up from their desks and left. Those students say they won’t be going back Thursday. Students at both high schools say they got a Facebook … Continue reading »

Some Teachers Crossing Picket Line

MEDFORD, Ore. — An exact number of teachers who have crossed the picket line has not been released, but the Medford Education Association says it’s around three and a half percent of its members. Several of those teachers are said to be in the Ruch School. While schools in the Medford School District have seen … Continue reading »

Parents Seek Alternatives Due to Strike

MEDFORD, Ore. — While negotiations continue, some parents of students in the Medford School District are taking action and looking for education elsewhere. More than 460 students attend Saint Mary’s, and this week has been nothing out of the ordinary as the school year continues along as scheduled. While the Medford School District is running … Continue reading »

StrikeWatch: Negotiations Continue

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Medford School District and the teacher’s union return to the bargaining table. The teams are now in their eighth hour of negotiations on the eighth day of the strike. Normally, the teams take time after a bargaining session to cool off before getting together again. The fact that the teams are … Continue reading »

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