Students Walk Out During 1st Day Back

MEDFORD, Ore. — North Medford High School teachers sang the Black Tornado fight song as they watched their students file into school for the first time since the strike began. “It’s kind of interesting seeing our school over there and all of our teachers over here,” said North Medford students Halli and Mya Roussell. “I’m … Continue reading »

Medford Superintendent to Step Down

MEDFORD, Ore. – Medford Schools Superintendent Phil Long will leave his position when his contract expires June 30, 2014. Long informed the school board of his decision in a letter sent this weekend. Long had been superintendent since 2005 and has served in the school district for 30 years. “I think we accomplished a lot … Continue reading »

Abuse Victim’s Father Files Lawsuit

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Medford School District is facing a $5 million lawsuit in connection to a sex abuse case. The man filing the suit claims the school released his son to a registered sex offender, Richard Taylor. NewsWatch12 spoke with that victim’s father last year in February, after Taylor’s sentencing. He said his the … Continue reading »