Controversial Book Will Be Allowed

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Over the past few weeks, Grants Pass School Board members have had some homework of their own, as they read through the award winning book “The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.” Tuesday, school board members voted 4-1 to allow the book in English classes next year. 230 pages and … Continue reading »

Superintendent Files Tort Claim

MEDFORD, Ore. — The superintendent of the Three Rivers School District has filed a tort claim against the school board on grounds of retaliation and harassment. NewsWatch 12 received a copy of the letter notifying the school board of the tort claim from Superintendent Patricia Adams’ attorney. In the letter, Adams’ attorney states the harassment … Continue reading »

District Prepares for Potential Strike

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Medford School Board met for an executive session Monday night while members of the Medford Education Association and other community supporters lined the sidewalk in support of the teachers. The mandatory ten day notice of a strike has been given to the district and should an agreement not be reached by … Continue reading »

Strong Support For Teachers At Meeting

MEDFORD, Ore. — So many people turned out at Monday’s  Medford School Board meeting, the fire marshal had to move the meeting to the auditorium. The school district and Medford Education Association have worked through dozens of hours of mediations so far, and are still no closer to reaching an agreement on a contract dispute. … Continue reading »

Mediation to Begin for Medford Schools

MEDFORD, Ore. —  For teachers in the Medford School District, the new school year started without a new contract. Mediation sessions between the Medford School District and Medford Education Association begin Tuesday and a rally is planned to show support for the teachers. “Our goal, by this rally, is to show that we’re united and … Continue reading »

School Board Approves P.E. Grant

MEDFORD, Ore. — A grant for half a million dollars has been approved by the state and is ready to be used to hire physical education teachers in Medford. That grant money would only cover salary costs of the 10 teachers and not the cost of benefits. The district would have to cover those costs … Continue reading »