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 »

Lawmakers Weigh In on Possible Strike

Senator Alan Bates, Rep. Sal Esquivel and Rep. Peter Buckley released a joint statement on Thursday regarding the ongoing conflict between the Medford School District and Medford Education Association: We are asking both the Medford School District and the Medford Teachers Association to return to negotiations on Friday, and to continue to work until they … Continue reading »

District Plans for Potential Strike

MEDFORD Ore. — A regular, public school board meeting went on for about ten minutes at the school district office Wednesday morning. Afterward, an executive session was called after the board declared a state of emergency, and district officials are bracing — deal or no deal. “We’ve been staffing up, we are putting together a … Continue reading »

A State Of Emergency for Medford Schools

MEDFORD, Ore.- The Medford School District is declaring a state of emergency in response to a possible strike by the teachers union. Superintendent released a statement today saying the emergency resolutions allow the school to authorize procedures to ensure school will continue to operate. It also prohibits picketing on school property or at any entry … Continue reading »

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