Intent to Fund Own School Services

EAGLE POINT, Ore.– The Eagle Point School District Board of Directors met Wednesday night to discuss it’s intent to withdraw from the Southern Oregon Educational Service District (SOESD). The deadline to submit notice of intent is fast approaching on Nov. 1. The Grants Pass School District already made this decision, but SOESD Superintendent, Scott Perry, … Continue reading »

Changes Coming to Special Needs Programs

MEDFORD, Ore. – Changes are coming in the next school year for students with special needs and their families. Several local school districts will now begin offering special education services on their own, and cutting back on services provided by the Southern Oregon Education Service District. SOESD staffs the STEPS program for students with developmental … Continue reading »

School District Opts Out of SOESD

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Grants Pass School Board said financial savings were a big reason it voted to end its partnership with the Southern Oregon Education Service District. The board voted unanimously Tuesday to withdraw from the SOESD, which provides services to schools such as special education, and career and technical education. District superintendent … Continue reading »

Schools Improving Air Quality Indoors

MEDFORD, Ore. — The recent wild-land fires across southwest Oregon and northern California are pushing smoke into the area causing concern for school officials. School districts are concerned about exposing students to the smoke when it comes to outdoor activities. Before school begins in less than a month, they want to have plan to protect … Continue reading »