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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 Coherency Map
  • Establishes policies that direct the instructional and support programs 
  • Communicates and engages with the community 
  • Calls for elections on bonds and other funding proposals 
  • Advocates for education with local and state leaders
  • Recognizes staff and community contributions
  • Approves large contracts and agreements, 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 two Thursdays each month at 5:30 p.m. (occasionally the start time will vary - check the posted agendas for meeting time). Please note: The 2023-24 Board meetings will take place at the Oakdale Middle School Room 230. If the location varies, the new location will be posted on the Board meeting agendas. Work sessions take place on a Thursday early in the month and regular Board meeting take place on a Thursday later in 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 Meeting Calendar. All regular and special meetings of the Board are open to the public except as provided by law. The public may also view the School Board meetings via the following link: https://portal.stretchinternet.com/msbm/

 

Citizen Comments

Meetings will take place in person. The public is invited to share comments during the designated time on the regular meeting agenda. If you are interested in providing citizen comments, complete the registration form found here, prior to noon on the meeting date. The registration link will be activated when the meeting agenda has been posted. Citizen comment is not typically scheduled on the work session agendas, so the registration link will not be available for those meetings. The community has an opportunity to speak in-person (onsite) or using a virtual platform. Please indicate your preference when registering to speak and follow the guidelines presented. If you are unable to attend the meeting, written comments can be emailed to the Board by noon on the meeting date at: citizencomment@medford.k12.or.us. Written comments will be provided to Board members prior to the meeting and citizen names will be read into the record for the meeting minutes. 

Email the Board

The public is welcome to email the Board with any questions or comments not intended for citizen comments at: MSDBoardGovernanceTeam@medford.k12.or.us. For questions and information, please call 541-842-3621.