Thursday, June 9, 2011

Happy Summer!

Well friends, it's been a long and eventful year. But we made it! And we've accomplished so much! There is still more to do to make our school district all that it can be but now it's time to relax and re-charge those batteries. I appreciate the support you've given me along the way, your hard work, and the friendships we have forged. Have a great summer - we've earned it!


Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Board Vacancy - Time to Choose a Replacement for Stoops

Central seeks applicants for board

MONMOUTH/INDEPENDENCE -- Central School District 13J is seeking candidates interested in filling a vacancy representing Zone 4 on its Board of Directors.

Candidates must be registered to vote and a resident of the district for at least one year immediately preceding the appointment.

Candidates should also reside within the zone, which represents the city of Monmouth west of Pacific Highway (99W) and north of Jackson Street. But if the board does not receive qualified candidates from within the zone, an out-of-zone appointment may be made.

The term runs through June 30, 2013.

Those interested in applying for the seat should submit a letter of interest to the Central School District 13J Board, 1610 Monmouth St., Independence, OR 97351. Deadline for applications is Tuesday, July 5, at 4:30 p.m.

For more information: 503-606-2251

(from The Polk County Itemizer-Observer, June 8, 2011)

Monday, June 6, 2011

June School Board Meeting


Budget Committee Meeting tonight (June 6) at 6 pm in the CHS cafeteria.

School Board Meeting immediately after at 6:30 pm.

The agenda and related materials can be found here:

The board has promised to be more open and responsive to questions from the community. It will be interesting to see how the board responds to the very pointed questions directed to them at the last meeting. See pages 5-6 of the minutes from the May meeting (included in the link above) for details.