• Medford School District Board of Education 


    The School Board is comprised of seven elected members serving four-year terms. Board members are elected by voters within the district boundaries and represent the entire school district. Each year, the Board elects their Chair and Vice Chair. Board members are community volunteers and do not receive compensation for their work.

    Elections

    Board members are elected from the district at large to serve four-year terms. Board elections occur in May of each odd numbered year. The term of office for Board members begins on July 1 immediately following the election.

    Board Role

    The School Board is the policy-making body of our district. It is responsible for providing an education program for students living within the district boundaries. To accomplish its role, the Board:

    • Appoints and evaluates the Superintendent 
    • Supports the long-range direction and vision of the district as detailed in the Strategic Plan
    • Establishes policies that direct the instructional and support programs 
    • Communicates and engages with the community 
    • Calls elections on bonds and other funding proposals 
    • Advocates for education with local and state leaders
    • Recognizes staff and community contributions
    • Approves large contracts and agreement including those with employee groups
    • Approves the annual budget  

    Meetings

    The Medford School Board generally meets in work sessions and regular Board meetings scheduled on the first and third Thursdays of each month at 5:30 p.m. (occasionally the start time will vary - check the posted agendas for meeting time). Please note: The location for the 2021-22 Board meetings will vary according to space available. The location will be posted on the Board meeting agendas. Work sessions take place on the first Thursday of the month and regular Board meetings take place on the third Thursday of the month. This schedule sometimes varies, and special meetings are added to the regular schedule as necessary. Closed executive sessions are scheduled to discuss personnel, legal matters, or negotiations, and are not open to the public. 

    The work sessions and regular Board meeting dates can be found on the Board adopted calendar. All regular and special meetings of the Board are open to the public except as provided by law.

    Public Input

    Due to the current increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in Jackson County, the meetings will be closed to in-person attendance by the public until further notice. The public may view the meetings via a virtual format. Information regarding meeting location can be found at this link https://meetings.boardbook.org/Public/Organization/1545. Instructions to speak to the Board virtually or submit public written comments will be posted on the Board meeting agendas.

    Email the Board

    The public is welcome to email the Board with any questions or comments at msdschoolboard@medford.k12.or.us. For questions and information, please call 541-842-3621.