The Medford School District is committed to provide safe, secure and comfortable schools that promote a learning environment for students, teachers, staff, parents and the community. The long-range facility plan was initially developed following new construction and renovations completed at all facilities funded from the community’s approved 2006 Facilities Bond.
The facility plan assesses the state of the existing facilities in relation to the District's educational program standards, enrollment trends and forecast, capital maintenance and improvement financing, and projected facility demands for the next 20 years. The primary goal of the long range facility plan is to ensure that the Community support and investments in the District's facilities are honored, protected, and utilized in ways that best achieve the District's Mission to prepare its students to be successful contributing community members with a sound educational foundation. A well-considered facility plan will also ensure that facilities are maintained and developed in a manner that contribute to the identity and well-being of community neighborhoods and general population. This is to be accomplished over a 20-year period in which enrollment is forecasted to increase by 7,400 students.
Finally, the plan includes conclusions and recommendations to provide for good stewardship of the existing capital facilities, ongoing monitoring for changes in population and educational needs, and strategies to respond to population growth and distribution through both program flexibility and facility readiness. The District will coordinate its long range facility plan with the City of Medford, Jacksonville, Central Point, Jackson County, and other agencies in order to succeed in its Mission.