Long-Range Facilities Planning Committee
The Long-Range Facilities Planning Committee was formed by the School Board in April 2005 to develop and articulate a standard for school facilities, to assess the condition of the Districtís school facilities, and to make a recommendation to the Board of Education concerning the long-term needs of the District. The result was voter approval in November 2006 of a $189 million bond measure to bring all facilities up to standard. Having completed its charge, the Committee disbanded in 2006. Click here for archived committee documents.
Over the next six years the district built a new South Medford High School, substantially renovated the North Medford High School campus and four elementary school campuses (Jackson, Roosevelt, Oak Grove, and Lone Pine), and completed significant upgrades to the remaining ten elementary schools and two middle schools.
Additionally, the District consolidated all administrative support services at the former South Medford site, collocating with the alternative high school, Central Medford High School, and leasing additional portions of the building to the Southern Oregon Education Service District, the Job Council, and other youth-serving organizations.
On-going Facilities Planning
The original recommendation from the Long-Range Facilities Planning Committee included a request that the district develop and refine a long-range plan for maintaining District facilities once the renovations were completed. The result is a twenty-year capital improvements plan that is reviewed and updated annually. Click here to view the current plan.