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Making educators even more effective is the goal of our Design Grant Team (DGT) in JCSD9. A School Board member, five teachers and five administrators are leading the project, which is funded by a $30,000 collaboration grant awarded to the district by the Oregon Department of Education. Work began in October. The DGT is continuing the work we are already doing in our district. The four components that they are focused on are new career paths, meaningful performance evaluations, targeted and relevant professional development, and expanded compensation models. A . . .
2-1-1 service helps you help others The winter months are a critical time for our schoolchildren. Two-thirds of them come from families that are struggling to make ends meet. For these families, a bout of the flu or a big heating bill can become a crisis. When you reach out to a needy child this winter, remember that you aren’t alone. Many public and private agencies stand ready to help. And they are now accessible through one telephone number: 2-1-1. Dialing 2-1-1 connects you to help with food, clothing, shelter, heating aid, transportation, medical care – and . . .
School district working on proposal for full-day kindergarten in 2014 (SPANISH VERSION) Jackson County School District 9 is developing a proposal to start full-day kindergarten programs at all elementary schools in the fall of the 14-15 school year. If approved by the School Board, the proposal would double the amount of instruction that local kindergarteners receive compared to the current half-day program. The plan would also enable D9 to start full-day kindergarten a year ahead of most Oregon districts that will be required to do so in the fall of . . .
Parent meeting held to discuss the combining of Mountain View and White City Elementary Schools (SPANISH VERSION) White City parents had their first look at a proposal to revamp their elementary schools during a meeting on Thursday, January 16, 2014. The meeting was held in the Mountain View Elementary Cafeteria at 6 p.m. Child care and translation services were available. School principals and representatives of Jackson County School District 9 administration were on hand to explain the proposal and answer questions. The proposal would combine White . . .
If you are looking for a new approach to public school, D9 Online is the right choice for you! D9 Online offers an at home classroom with the advantages of a brick and mortar school. We offer over 100 online courses, including many exciting choices such as Fashion and Interior Design, Astronomy, and Veterinary Science. With this wide selection of classes available we can build a course load to tailor all student needs. At D9 Online our instruction staff includes a range of . . . read more
Dear JCSD9 Patrons, I recently read two interesting facts about education that I would like to share with you. The first interesting fact is that third grade students who read at grade level are four times more likely to graduate high school and significantly more likely to go to college. This fact certainly supports the . . . read more
WEAPON SAFETY COMMITTEE In June of 2013, trying to expand school safety, the Jackson County School District 9 School Board charged the district administration to study the benefits and drawbacks for authorizing staff members to be armed on campus. The weapons/safety committee was formed and includes community members, . . . read more
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