Negotiations Continue During Strike

MEDFORD, Ore. – Wednesday’s meeting will be the first time the Medford School District and the Medford Education Association come together to negotiate since Saturday’s twelve hour meeting. On Tuesday, both sides met for a brief check-in, but because the meeting Wednesday is a bargaining session, it is expected to last much longer. Tuesday was also … Continue reading »

Substitute Explains Decision to Teach

MEDFORD, Ore. — Substitutes have been brought in from all over the state and went through orientation this weekend to prepare for students to return Tuesday. NewsWatch 12 was able to sit down with one of the substitutes hired by the Medford School District during the strike, but due to security and safety concerns, she … 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 »

Teachers in Chicago on Strike

MEDFORD, Ore. — For the first time in a quarter century, teachers in Chicago go on strike over evaluations and job security. The strike is forcing 400,000 students out of the classroom. The walk-out is familiar; the Eagle Point School District and staff failed to reach an agreement in May, ending up in a strike. … Continue reading »