School Board Vacancy

Candidates interested in filling the vacancy on the school board are encouraged to submit an application by October 1st, 2014. The position will serve until June 30th, 2015. The election to fill the remaining portion of the term will be held in May of 2015.

School Board Application Form (PDF)


Oregon City School Board to Decide on Future Location for Transportation

September 3, 2014 – Handling the transportation for the schools of Oregon City School District is no small task. The current transportation facility, a former rural school at Maple Lane Court, is the hub for over 65 school buses and various maintenance vehicles. Beyond vehicle storage, the property also has a two-bay repair shop, fueling station and is home to the district's maintenance and transportation departments.

For ten years, staff have parked their personal vehicles in an adjacent lot leased by the district. However, in the near future the parking area will no longer be available for lease. In addition to the parking issue, the district is also faced with an inefficient and aging building that was never equipped to handle the current transportation department needs or meet current industry safety standards.

An expansive report completed in 2011 confirmed the district's significant need for an updated and upgraded facility. Over the past several years the Oregon City School Board has been discussing the issue and weighing options to move forward. At recent work sessions the board has reviewed three specific options:

• Option 1: Remodel the existing transportation facility on the current property. Move and build new maintenance facility elsewhere. (Estimated cost $8M.)
• Option 2: Build a new transportation facility on the current property. Move and build new maintenance facility elsewhere. (Estimated cost $9M.)
• Option 3: Build a new transportation and maintenance facility using bare land owned by the school district on High School Avenue, sell existing location. (Estimated cost $10M.)

New Supervisor at Oregon City Community Education

Oregon City, Oregon – August 28, 2014 – Oregon City School District has announced that Laura Poore will be the interim supervisor at Oregon City Community Education (OCCE). Since 2011, Poore has been helping high school students with credit recovery at the Oregon City Alternative Program (OCAP) based in the Jackson Campus.

Poore is an established educator and leader in the district with a Masters of Arts degree in Education. For the last sixteen years, Poore has been a part of the Oregon City School District team holding various positions and providing outstanding support and education for local students.

Pete Danner Selected as the Next Principal at Ogden Middle School

Oregon City, Oregon–June 26, 2014–We are very excited to welcome Pete Danner as the new Ogden Middle School Principal at Oregon City School District. Danner comes to us from the Salem-Keizer School District where he has been a middle school administrator for the past ten years, serving as principal of both Claggett Creek Middle School and, most recently, Walker Middle School.

Mr. Danner is an experienced middle school leader recognized for creating strong relationships with students and staff as well as closing the achievement gap at both Claggett Creek and Walker middle schools.

Cyndi Panko Selected as the Next Director of Special Services

Cyndi Panko has been selected as the new Director of Special Services for Oregon City School District. Cyndi comes to us from the North Clackamas School District. Her previous experience includes seven years as a School Psychologist in the Sherwood School District and nine years as a School Psychologist and Coordinator of Special Services in North Clackamas.

While in North Clackamas, Cyndi provided oversight, direction, and coordination of special education services to eleven schools, interviewed and hired all the district’s new school psychologists, conducted multiple staff trainings, and ensured compliance of special education process and law.

Oregon City School District is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

Early Childhood Education and Child Care

School Supply Drive

Each year your donations to the KGW school supply drive helps our students get the supplies they need. Visit their website to learn more. 

In The News

"High School students in the Oregon City School District continued to outperform statewide averages for math, science and reading"
Oregon City 2013 test scores: Schools outperform state averages. The Oregonian

"The nonprofit group Earth Crusaders and the Oregon City School District teamed up under an Oregon City Metro Enhancement Grant to improve their town." Earth Crusaders, school district beautify OC. Clackamas Review

"An independent national study compares school districts across Oregon and the nation for efficient cost management and effectiveness in student achievement."  Oregon City School District Gets Top Rating for Effective, Efficient schools

"They point to places such as Oregon City, where nearly every student demonstrates an ability to write cogently and correctly" The Writing Imperative. The Oregonian

"Once again, Oregon City and Forest Grove high schools posted much higher passing rates on the math exam than schools with far fewer minority and low-income students"  Test scores show Oregon high schoolers lost ground in writing, math and science. The Oregonian

 

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