Superintendent Search to Move Quickly

MEDFORD, Ore. — While Medford students are enjoying the second week of spring break, Tuesday the school board will begin reviewing applicants for their superintendent search. Current superintendent, Dr. Phil Long, will retire at the end of June. To assist in the search, an agency out of Iowa that specializes in hiring superintendents has been … Continue reading »

School Security Upgrades in Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Medford School District is using the two-week spring break to install new security systems. The district has been installing emergency police buttons over the past few months. Wednesday they began work at North Medford High School. Because the campus is so big, it will get about 30 emergency buttons. Most elementary … 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: MEA and District Meet

MEDFORD, Ore. — Hundreds of teachers crowded a Medford intersection on Thursday, still drawing attention to their cause, while bargaining teams continue to inch toward progress. Both sides are keeping tight-lipped about what’s happened inside the Rogue Regency. “Both teams decided to not put information about actual bargaining out into the public, so we have … Continue reading »

A.P. Students Concerned About Exam

MEDFORD, Ore. — North Medford High School offers more than 20 advanced placement and college credit courses. More than 3,000 college credits are earned at North every year, but with instruction time being cut down in the classroom, students worry about the outlook of their advanced courses. While South Medford High School teachers picketed through … Continue reading »

Students Walk Out During 1st Day Back

MEDFORD, Ore. — North Medford High School teachers sang the Black Tornado fight song as they watched their students file into school for the first time since the strike began. “It’s kind of interesting seeing our school over there and all of our teachers over here,” said North Medford students Halli and Mya Roussell. “I’m … Continue reading »

Medford District on First Day of Class

Medford, Ore. —   On the first day of classes since the Medford School District strike started, the district held a news conference about how school was going. During the news conference, the district released information about how many substitutes it brought in for the duration of the strike. It says it has about 150-180 substitutes. … Continue reading »

Substitute Explains Decision to Teach

MEDFORD, Ore. — Substitutes have been brought in from all over the state and went through orientation this weekend to prepare for students to return Tuesday. NewsWatch 12 was able to sit down with one of the substitutes hired by the Medford School District during the strike, but due to security and safety concerns, she … Continue reading »

MEA President On the Picket Line

MEDFORD, Ore. — After hours of mediation, the Medford Education Association has officially declared a strike on Feb. 6th at 6:00 AM. School is canceled today, and will be canceled Friday, Feb. 7th and Monday, Feb. 10th. School will be back in session on Tuesday, Feb. 11th on the School District’s consolidated schedule. The District … Continue reading »

Superintendent Speaks on Teacher Strike

MEDFORD, Ore. — After hours of mediation, the Medford Education Association has officially declared a strike on Feb. 6th at 6:00 AM. School is canceled today, and will be canceled Friday, Feb. 7th and Monday, Feb. 10th. School will be back in session on Tuesday, Feb. 11th on the School District’s consolidated schedule. The District … Continue reading »

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