Medford School District

Impasse Declared in Medford District-Teacher Talks

Teachers and the school board in Medford have declared an impasse in contract negotiations, a step toward a strike. The Medford Mail Tribune reports ( ) the two sides now seven days to present their final proposals, followed by a 30-day cooling-off period.Read More »

BREAKING NEWS: Medford School District Receives $500,000 PE Grant

Parents concerned about students having enough physical activity at school will no doubt be happy to hear the news received today in a press release from the Medford School District: This past week the Oregon Department announced the successful recipients of the 2013-14 Physical Education Expansion K-8 (PEEK-8) Teacher Hire and Professional Development Grants.Read More »

Medford School District Is Requesting Mediation For Talks With Teachers' Union

The Medford School District says that after more than five months of negotiations with the Medford Education Association without substantial movement or agreement on key issues, they are requesting contract mediation.Read More »

Final Forum Tonight To Discuss Medford School District Budget

By Jim McCoy Tue 30th April Newseducation fundingMedford School District
A final public forum is taking place tonight to discuss the proposed Medford School District budget for 2013-14 academic year. District superintendent Dr. Phil Long says the budget fully funds core academics, as well as music, the arts and athletics. The budget also proposes improved security safety features based on assessment after the Conneticut school shooting last December.Read More »

Judge Sides With Medford School District Employees

An administrative judge has sided with the classified employees of the Medford School District in an unfair labor practice complaint filed against the district. The Mail Tribune reports the complaint with the state Employee Relations Board alleged the district engaged in bad-faith bargaining in 2011 when it imposed a final contract offer on the employees. The district faced a budget shortfRead More »

Union, School Board Approve Collective Bargaining Agreement for Classified Employees

The Medford School Board and union members have voted to approve a two year collective bargaining agreement for classified employees. A district press release says the agreement "fits within budget resources and preserves jobs." Under the new agreement, most employees will receive an 8-percent raise, and will contribute a fixed amount towards health insurance coverage.Read More »

Medford School Board Concerns Over Administrator Pay Raises

By Jim McCoy Wed 10th October NewsMedford School District
Some Medford school board members are upset they have no control over recent pay raises for administrators.Read More »


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