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Medford schools to become earthquake resilient

 MEDFORD, Ore. — With the recent earthquakes along the West Coast and concerns about the Cascadia Subduction Zone, preparedness is a focus of many organizations in the Rogue Valley. In an effort to be more prepared for a disaster, local schools like …

Medford area schools to undergo seismic upgrades

Ruch, Ore. — Construction crews started work this afternoon on a project that will make Ruch  Community School more earthquake safe. It’s the first of several projects the Medford School District will tackle thanks to a $6-million dollar state grant. “Imagine a …

Medford charter school athletes: what’s next?

Medford, Ore. — Charter school students, will have a lot to decide about after-school activities after a Medford school board decision Monday night. The board will give charter school high school students 18 months, until a revised policy takes them out of …

Medford considering 2 new middle schools

Medford, Ore. — The city of Medford predicts a 2.5% increase in elementary aged students in the coming years, and the school district is looking for ways to accommodate that growth. One idea is adding two middle schools to the district. There …

Medford teachers contract one step closer

Medford, Ore. — Medford teachers are one step closer to having a contract through next year after Monday night’s school board meeting. The Medford School Board voted unanimously to ratify a one year contract with the Medford Education Association. The contract includes …