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815 S. Oakdale Ave.
Medford, OR 97501
Phone: (541) 842-3630
Fax: (541) 842-1090
Contact: Debbie Connolly, Supervisor of Curriculum & Assessment
Hours: 7:30 - 4:30

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Madrone Charter School Proposal

Call (541) 772-1830 to contact Madrone Trail Charter School or to e-mail them, click the link below for Madrone Trail's Home Page.

Statement to the Medford School Board – November 7, 2006

It is with great pleasure that I, on behalf of the Madrone Trail Initiative board, present the Medford school district board a charter proposal to operate the Madrone Trail Public Charter School in the Medford School District in September 2007. This will ultimately be a Waldorf inspired K-8 holistic, arts-integrated charter school.

We have reviewed the Oregon charter school legislation. We are confident that the proposed school shall be in compliance with all state and federal laws and regulations applying to charter schools. We are also confident that, in addition to satisfying the nine objectives of the Oregon Charter School legislation, our mission is well aligned with the mission of the Medford School District, and the educational philosophy and goals of the school district board. Furthermore, this proposal supports the priority of closing the achievement gap of the State Board of Education.

We have established that there is a need for alternative education in this local area and Waldorf educational approach is among the most highly desirable alternative educational methods with a proven track record. The feedback that we received from our community survey indicated that the groups of constituents that are attracted to our offering are mostly families with home-schooled children or children in private schools. We forecast a positive financial impact on the school district budget based on this prospective student base and moreover, due to the fact that the school district will keep 20% of each student’s funding from the state.

Through this proposal, we try to address specific needs in certain segments of the local student population. We expect to bring back students who have left the school district or attract new students to the district. Our proposal, if approved, will definitely result in increased choices in educational opportunities, which will demonstrate Medford School District’s leadership in educational reform in Southern Oregon and generate goodwill within the community, as this offering will benefit tax payers’ children in the area. We believe this is a win-win situation for the community, the Medford School District and for all parents and students who desire this form of alternative education as this presents a high quality educational program at a lower cost to the district and taxpayers.

We hope for a favorable review of this proposal and look forward to becoming a valuable asset to the Medford School District. Thank you for your consideration.

Daniele Anderson, Madrone Trail Initiative

Click on the links below to open the documents. 

PDF   Arlene Monks Article.pdfSpacer(701.9KB)

PDF   Charter proposal budget.pdfSpacer(51.3KB)

PDF   Charter Proposal Check List.pdfSpacer(19.2KB)

PDF   Formal Statement to School Board Nov 7, 2006.pdfSpacer(11.7KB)

Word   Madrone Trail Charter School Proposal.pdfSpacer(474.3KB)

File   MSD_Presentation2.ppsSpacer(1821.5KB)

PDF   MTPCS_Enrollment_Form_2007-08.pdfSpacer(16KB)


PDF   Waldorf Approach Hope for Juv Offenders.pdfSpacer(22.1KB)

PDF   WALDORF Methods.pdfSpacer(26.2KB)
549C Medford School District

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.

Medford Public Schools 549C recognizes the diversity and worth of all individuals and groups and their roles in society and our community. It is the policy of the Medford School Board that there will be no discrimination or harassment of individuals or groups on the grounds of age, color, creed, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation in any educational programs, activities or employment.
For District Federal Title Program compliance, please contact the Office of Federal Programs: (541) 842-3633
For District Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act compliance, please contact the Office of Special Education & Student Services: (541) 842-3628
For District American Disabilities Act compliance, please contact the Office of Human Resources: (541) 842-3625

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