D9 board ok’s Elk Trail, RIF, sup’t contract

Standing room only and controversial issues aplenty were present at the  School District 9 work session and board of director’s meeting on March 14. Issues ranged from the meeting  agenda to the superintendent evaluation procedure, a reduction in force, the fate of Elk Trail School, the superintendent’s contract extension and maintaining a full school year…

SC Council special meeting

  Shady Cove City Council held a Special Meeting at 2:00 pm on July 26 (this followed a 12:00 pm Executive Session to consult with counsel concerning the legal rights and duties of a public body with regard to current litigation or litigation likely to be filed). In the meeting under the agenda item: “Flywater…

Butte Falls approves Charter School contract

The Charter School contract was the primary issue on the July 11 Butte Falls School Board agenda. The district’s attorney had reviewed the contract and created a “redline” version of legislative changes. The biggest change involves special education. As of July 1, 2011, the district in which the charter school is located is responsible for…

Prospect to hear cell phone use request

Prospect students are asking to be able to use their cell phones on campus before school, at breaks and at lunchtime. The current board policy says once a student is on campus they may not use their cell phones. The board of directors said they would put their request on the next agenda. Kristi Stockebrand…

SC administrator resigns after exec session, council brings Shaddox back

“If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is, because everything would be what it isn’t. And contrary wise, what is, it wouldn’t be. And what it wouldn’t be, it would. You see?” Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland. Truly there was a bit of a “down…

C can’t see light, nor can they decide on a “giving” policy

If you want the Shady Cove City Council to support you in a “we like your idea” sort of way, ask now. If you want them to support you in a “we will give you money” sort of way, ask later. If you want to join the Council, sign up by Oct. 21st – more…

District 9 issues other than cell tower

District 9 Board of Directors Feb. 10 meeting evolved into  a potpourri  of issues with very little having a direct affect on the education of the 4,167 students in the 12 school sites. Items included student recognition, cell tower on district property, So. Ore. Education Service District, budget update, new school update and the consent…

Where’s the credibility?

We noted several issues at last week’s District 9 Board of Directors meeting, some of which were probably not known by those in attendance; but we believe they are of interest. While those in attendance heard board member Jim Mannenbach dispute the minutes of the prior meeting, wanting statements he said he made included in…

FD #3 chief on administrative leave

At the conclusion of a brief executive session Feb. 9, the board of directors of Jackson County Fire District #3 voted unanimously to place Fire Chief Dave Hard on administrative leave pending an analysis by ECSI (Emergency Services Consulting, Inc.)   This was the fourth executive session held by the board since Jan. 21 under…

Inaction may kill D9 chance to get funds

Two items of potential financial benefit to School District 9, students and taxpayers met with less than favorable support at last week’s board of directors meeting. The last item on the agenda for the  regular board meeting was a recommendation for board approval of the U.S. Department of Education’s Race to the Top grant application,…

EPHS could get a “slick stick”

A “slick stick” cell tower was the subject at the Eagle Point Planning Commission meeting on Nov. 17 and at a District 9 work session the following day. Due to illness, a quorum was lacking at the planning commission, which meant no decision could be rendered. But the commissioners who were present heard a brief…