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 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.
School Board Goals:
- Extend student learning beyond proficiency by encouraging ALL students to attain mastery of all Oregon State Academic Standards.
We want our students not only to meet academic standards, but also to grow beyond minimum levels of proficiency.
- Promote a school environment of equity in which ALL students find connections, meaning, and understanding in their daily school experiences.
Secondary students will be affiliated and connected to school pathways (sequences of courses, programs, co-curricular activities, post-secondary connections) of their choosing, in which they express interest and find relevance.
- Ensure that each elementary student reads at grade level by the end of the third grade.
Beginning in Kindergarten, all students will be assessed in reading and will be provided with any and all necessary instruction and interventions to ensure each student reads at grade level by the end of the 3rd grade.
- Accelerate the learning for ALL students who perform below grade level, bringing them up to grade level by the end of the school year.
ALL struggling students will be afforded the opportunity to receive specific, focused, and individualized interventions to ensure they perform at grade level in all academic areas by the end of the school year.
- Increase the graduation rate.
A high school diploma is a foundational credential. We want our students to complete a rigorous and focused academic program of studies, earn a credentialed diploma whereby each student can earn dual credit, articulated credit, or an industry certification, and have a credible working plan for their growth and training at the post-secondary level. We expect an annual district graduation rate of 80% by 2017, 90% by 2020, and 100% by 2025.