Medford School Board
The Constitution of the State of Oregon mandates that the Legislature provide by law for the establishment of a uniform and general system of common schools. Enabling statutes provide for the organization of a local school district, and the election of a Board of Directors to supervise its operations. (SB Policy BB) The general powers and mandatory duties of the Board include policy development, Educational Planning and Appraisal, Staffing and Appraisal, Financial Resources, School Facilities, Communication with public, and Judicial. (SB Policy BBA)
Regular meetings of the board can be found on the board adopted calendar and are held in the district boardroom (815 S. Oakdale). Work sessions are usually scheduled for 5:15 pm, prior to the regular board meetings. For upcoming board meeting dates, please check our district calendar: 2014-2015 Adopted School Year Calendar / 2014-2015 Adopted School Year Calendar - Spanish. The District Boardroom entrance is located off of the parking lot on Monroe Street. All regular and special meetings of the Board are open to the public except as provided by law. Click on the following to read information about Board policies, meeting agendas, meeting minutes, and archived information.
Medford School Board – Mission and Goals 2013-14
Medford School District 549C Mission Statement
We are a high quality teaching and learning organization dedicated to preparing all students to graduate with a sound educational foundation, ready to succeed in post-secondary education, and to be contributing community members.
School Board Goals for 2013-14 and beyond
1. Extend student learning beyond proficiency by encouraging every child to attain mastery.
We want our students not only to meet academic standards, but also to grow beyond minimum levels of proficiency.
2. Promote a district-wide culture of trust and respect that nurtures relationships focused on students.
We want to cultivate greater staff engagement with our students in the work of the district.
3. Increase the graduation rate.
A high school diploma is a foundational credential. We want our students to complete a solid, academic program, earn a diploma, and have a credible working plan for their growth and training after high school. We seek an annual graduation rate of 100% by 2025.
4. Accelerate the learning for all students who perform below grade level bringing them up to grade level by the end of the school year.
We expect Special Education and ELL students to thrive. We expect Special Education students to meet all Individual Education Plan (IEP) goals each year. We expect English Language Learners (ELL) to make at least a year’s growth in language acquisition and exit the ELL program in at most five years. We expect ELL students who exit the ELL program at the end of 7th grade to graduate from high school in four years.
|Length of Term
4 years, elected at-large