12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Board Meeting
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM RFQ Pre-Qualification Conference for Architecture/Engineering Services
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Josephine County Community Forum on Comprehensive Sexuality Education
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Board Meeting
STEM Manufacturing by Design is an innovative project that was selected to receive a Career and Technical Education Revitalization grant. The project includes a Mobile Class lab filled with equipment that will allow high school students and staff to work collaboratively with middle schools to engage middle school students in various STEM activities as they relate to high school pathways.
School and district report cards are now available. Each of our schools and the district have a report card with information including student demographics, performance on state assessments, student outcomes and educational programs. Like last year, schools did not receive an overall rating on their report card due to the state’s plans to redesign the report card in response to new flexibility under the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Next year, ODE will release a redesigned report card aimed at sharing information that is meaningful and accessible to parents, families and the broader school community. To access our school and district report cards, please visit the “Quick Links – Oregon Report Card”
Grants Pass, OR — Grants Pass School District is one of four districts in Oregon and 433 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 7th Annual AP® District Honor Roll. To be included on the 7th Annual Honor Roll, Grants Pass School District had to, since 2014, increase the number of students participating in AP while also increasing or maintaining the percentage of students earning AP Exam scores of 3 or higher. Reaching these goals shows that this district is successfully identifying motivated, academically prepared students who are ready for AP.
Grants Pass High School students - through partnerships with RCC and SOU - save $350,000 in tuition last year with an additional $119,000 in cost savings from AP Exams results in nearly $470,000 in tuition savings!
With forest fires continuing to burn in Oregon, our air quality has become a concern. We have three tools to help parents make good decisions for their children.
The first is from the Oregon Health Authority and provides guidance on the quality of the air. You can view this guidance document by clicking here.
The second tool is from the Environmental Protection Agency and addresses air quality and guidance for schools. Click here to the see the EPA Air Quality and Outdoor Activity Guide.
The final tool is from the Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) which governs school extracurricular activities for Oregon. Executive Director, Peter Weber, has sent this communication to superintendents and athletic directors providing guidance on practices for students.