Still no settlement in School District 9

Another session of contract negotiations between School District 9 and the Eagle Point Education Association was held May 1. It concluded at 10:25 p.m. with no settlement. The next session is scheduled for Monday, May 7 at 1 p.m. with the state mediator present. The union plans to strike on Tuesday, May 8 at 6…

D9 student costs

School District 9 will hold a budgeting workshop Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 6 p.m. in the board room to talk about the cost per student. And there will be an update on the new elementary school plans. The public is encouraged to come, hear the discussion and submit questions.

Calendar for new D9 school presented

David McKay, of the Willamette ESD, who is a consultant on the school construction for School District 9, made a presentation to the school board’s June 23 work session. Prior to his discussion, Interim Business Director Dan Zaklan said original cost estimates came in above available funds and there was no way that could be…

Applicants for board positions at May 19 election

The deadline for filing for the May election was Thursday, Mar. 19. As has become customary, there are a number of last minute filings and in the case of School District 9, one applicant withdrew. In the case of RCC, SOESD and RVSS, only the positions that Upper Rogue residents vote on are listed. Following…

District 9 will cut 12 days by June; 36 staff in 2009-10

School District 9 is planning to cut up to 12 school days between now and the end of school, due to a lack of funds. “All district employees will be impacted by these cuts,” said Superintendent Cynda Rickert. A preliminary revenue report from the state is due to be released on Friday, Feb. 20 and…

D9 continues to work at reducing costs for new school

Dr. Dan Zaklan, interim director of business services for School District 9, reported he was meeting with the project manager for Willamette ESD to look at potential timelines and budget reductions for a new school. Dr. Zaklan said a meeting was going to be set up to meet with the city regarding the fee structure…

D9 families in transition

Families in transition keep Ila Reimer, family support liaison for School District 9, busier than ever. There were 130 students identified in transition. Last year there were 224 in the district. And this year, with economic conditions and foreclosures across all economic strata, that number is likely to be considerably higher. "Homeless" is the term…

New District 9 format will spotlight two students each month

Enrollment in School District 9 was up slightly Oct. 1, 2007 over the same date in 2006. On that date there were 4,302 students, which is 16 more students than a year ago.     Supt. Cynda Rickert reported district-wide  90 percent attendance at the parent-student orientation held Sept. 4 and 5. "A positive, productive start…