Butte Falls superintendent offers district money-saving plan

At the Feb. 13 meeting of the Butte Falls School District Board of Directors one of the significant items they will consider is a proposal from Superintendent Dr. David Courtney that he presented at the January board meeting. Dr. Courtney is asking the board to make him superintendent on a part-time basis. He said this…

Butte Falls Career Day praised

Career Day in Butte Falls was a success. School board members and staff members praised the event. According to Angie Wells, who organized the initial Career Day, a couple of presenters want to come back. Several events are planned or being considered in the district. These include a visit to OMSI on Mar. 30, Future…

Cancer takes life of Kerm Bennett

{gallery}/01_26_10/kerm{/gallery} Kerm Bennett, who served as interim superintendent in School District No. 9 from Aug. 1, 2006 through June 30, 2007, passed away at his home in Wilsonville, Jan. 20, 2010. He was diagnosed with esophagus/stomach cancer in January of 2009. It had mestasized to his liver. He went through chemotherapy in March, April and…

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…

Six interviewed for D9 board vacancy, Dole picked

School District 9 Board of Directors interviewed six candidates for the vacant seat on the board created with the resignation of Spencer Davenport. The candidates were: Mark Bateman, Ted Dole, Teresa Hulla, Brian Saling, Carolyn Stieber and Fred Thomas. Hulla and Thomas have previously served on the school board. Bateman was a candidate at the…

Butte Falls closes campus for 8th and 9th grades

School got off to a good start in Butte Falls, according to new Superintendent Tim Sweeney. He said he received many positive comments about the opening assembly. In addition, Sweeney was pleased to report that both the volleyball and football team won their opening games. Several changes can be found on the Butte Falls campuses…