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.
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.
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
*The Board may schedule meetings virtually as necessary depending on COVID-19 restrictions. To view the meetings via Zoom, click here, during the scheduled meeting time.
The Medford School Board generally meets in work sessions and regular Board meetings scheduled on the first and third Thursdays of each month at 6:00 p.m. (occasionally the start time will vary - check the posted agendas for meeting time) in the Medford School District Education Center Boardroom, 815 S. Oakdale Avenue, Medford. 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. 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.
The public is invited to attend* the public Board meetings to gain a better understanding of school district business and the role of the School Board. There is time for public comments scheduled near the beginning of the regular Board meeting agenda (third Thursday of the month). Comments do not need to be related to items on the meeting agenda. Individuals interested in addressing the Board should arrive a few minutes prior to the scheduled meeting and place their name on the sign-in sheet.
Comments may also be emailed to email@example.com or mailed to Medford School District, 815 S. Oakdale Avenue, Room 217, Medford, OR 97501. For questions and information, please call 541-842-3621.
Please Note: Public Comment will be heard via webinar until the COVID-19 crisis has subsided. Public Comment is still welcome and encouraged.
The public is invited to speak during the time specified for Public Comment scheduled near the beginning of the regular Board meeting agenda. Individuals interested in addressing the Board must complete this form and submit it electronically prior to 12:00 p.m. on the day of a regularly scheduled Board meeting (third Thursday of the month). The Board will accept written comments in lieu of speaking at the virtual meeting by emailing comments to firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on the meeting date.