First Day for New Superintendent

MEDFORD, Ore. – It’s the first day in the office for Medford’s new superintendent. Dr. Brian Shumate arrived for his first day on the job Wednesday, spending his time getting acclimated to his new post. That included an afternoon meeting with the Medford School Board to go over agenda items for the future. Shumate says … Continue reading »

Medford Superintendent Packs Up

MEDFORD, Ore. –  On Saturday, Medford’s former school district superintendent packed up his office. Dr. Phil Long is retiring at the end of the month. He has worked for the Medford school district for 30 years, and for the past nine years has served as superintendent. During this time, he had to deal with many … Continue reading »

Medford Schools Reach Union Deal

MEDFORD, Ore. – The Medford School District has avoided another contract battle, signing a tentative agreement with their classified employees union (OSEA Chapter 15). That union represents about 400 secretaries, maintenance personnel, food service workers, and other non-teaching staff. Superintendent Dr. Phil Long says the last negotiations between the two sides three years ago were … Continue reading »

New Medford Superintendent Announced

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Medford School District says Dr. Brian Shumate will be the next leader of the district.  He has 27 years of education experience, the previous two have been as Assistant Superintendent of Jefferson County Public Schools in Kentucky. Shumate will replace Dr. Phil Long, who retires June 30th. Long served a total … Continue reading »