District 9 personnel changes effective July 1

EPHS Principal Allen Barber will become District 9 Human Resources Director and Tim Rupp, currently EPHS Assistant Principal, will become EPHS Principal effective July 1. These changes were announced Jan. 13 by Superintendent Cynda Rickert. Barber will succeed Mike Remick who is retiring after serving the district for 39 years. In making the announcement, Rickert…

D9 infant care gone, fuel & food to expensive

The first School District 9 budget meeting is this Wednesday, Apr. 6 at 5 p.m.  While there have been meetings at every school with those parents who could attend or wanted to attend one of those meetings, the formal budget committee meetings will begin the actual process to approve a budget for the coming year….

District 9 gives reduction in force notice to 12

District 9 announced reduction in force (RIF) notices were given to six certified and six classified staff members on Wednesday, Mar. 16. The notices were given by principals following extensive preparation on the part of the district, said Director of Human Resources, Mike Remick. This included meeting with union representatives. The reduction in staff could…

Contract settlement & budget occupies D9 board

Ratification of the union contract with School District 9 has been through two of the necessary three steps as Eagle Point Education Association and the school district each ratified the contract. The third step was to come before the Southern Oregon Bargaining Council on Monday, Apr. 13. The SOBC is made up of representatives from…

D9 extends superintendent's contract, prepares to RIF 36

Thirty-six District 9 employees will learn this week they are victims of the RIF process (Reduction In Force). This is yet another part of the district’s effort to reduce expenditures for the 2009-10 school year. The process, as explained by Mike Remick, human resource director, was to work with principals and supervisors, meet with Eagle…