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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 district calendar:  2015-2016 Adopted School Year Calendar / 2015-2016 Adopted School Year Calendar - Spanish. 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. Click on the following to read information about Board policies, meeting agendas, meeting minutes, and archived information.


Medford School Board – Mission and Goals 2015-16

Medford School District Mission Statement

We are a high quality teaching and learning organization dedicated to preparing all students to graduate with a sound educational foundation, ready to succeed in post-secondary education, and to be contributing community members.
School Board Goals for 2015-2016
1. 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.

2. 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.

3. Ensure that each elementary student reads at grade level by the end of 3rd 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.

4. 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. Further, we expect Special Education students to meet all Individual Education Plan (IEP) goals each year. We expect English Language Learners (ELL) to make at least a year’s growth in language acquisition and exit the ELL program in at most five years. We expect ELL students who exit the ELL program at the end of 7th grade to graduate from high school in four years.

5. 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.


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Length of Term
4 years, elected at-large

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Term Begin
Term End
Lilia Caballero   Director   07/01/2015   06/30/2019  
Michael Campbell   Director   07/01/2015   06/30/2019  
Janet Lightheart   Director   07/01/2015   06/30/2019  
Larry Nicholson   Director   07/01/2013   06/30/2017  
Tricia Prendergast   Director   07/01/2009   06/30/2017  
Karen Starchvick   Vice Chair   07/01/2015   06/30/2019  
Jeff Thomas   Board Chair   07/01/2009   06/30/2017  

549C Medford School District

Medford School District 549C Mission Statement
We are a high quality teaching and learning organization dedicated to preparing all students to graduate with a sound educational foundation, ready to succeed in post-secondary education, and to be contributing community members.

Medford Public Schools 549C recognizes the diversity and worth of all individuals and groups and their roles in society and our community. It is the policy of the Medford School Board that there will be no discrimination or harassment of individuals or groups on the grounds of age, color, creed, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation in any educational programs, activities or employment.
For District Federal Title Program compliance, please contact the Office of Federal Programs: (541) 842-3633
For District Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act compliance, please contact the Office of Special Education & Student Services: (541) 842-3628
For District American Disabilities Act compliance, please contact the Office of Human Resources: (541) 842-3625

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