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 »

Health Centers Stay Open on Strike

MEDFORD, Ore. — Two of the three La Clinica school based health centers located at Medford Elementary schools will continue to be open during the potential teacher’s strike, but their mobile unit will not be operating at all. The clinic locations at Washington and Jackson Elementary will continue as normal, but the Oak Grove clinic … Continue reading »

School Canceled Thursday

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Medford School district has officially canceled all classes for Thursday, Feb. 6th. The Medford Education Association and the District are continuing mediation sessions today, and the sessions could end up going into the early morning hours. To ensure security for parents and allow them to make solid child care plans, the … Continue reading »

School Consolidation Plan Released

Medford, Ore. — The Medford School District is preparing for a possible teachers’ strike by consolidating schools throughout the district.  If a strike happens, eight schools will be closed for the duration. If your child’s school is not closed, they will still be on a shortened schedule. Changes are as follows: Closed Schools: Abraham Lincoln Elementary … Continue reading »

MEA Holds Education Session for Parents

MEDFORD, Ore. – Unless a deal can be reached Wednesday, Medford teachers are going on strike. Many parents say they still don’t know where their child will be attending school once they re-open, or which bus will take them there. “It’s heartbreaking, and it’s really concerning, and it’s going to be traumatic for the kids,” … Continue reading »

Parents Awaiting Details on Strike Plans

MEDFORD, Ore. — If a strike goes into effect, about half of Medford’s schools will be closed and the ones that remain open will run two shifts — a morning and afternoon session. Which schools would close and how bus routes would run have not yet been released, which has some parents waiting to find … Continue reading »

H.S. Sports to Continue if Strike Occurs

MEDFORD, Ore. — If the strike moves forward, it will be business as usual for high school athletics in the Medford School District. Right now, basketball, swimming and wrestling teams at the varsity, junior varsity and freshman level can follow the calendar as planned. Secondary Education Director Todd Bloomquist says there are only five coaches … Continue reading »

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