Springfield Public Schools

Springfield School District

Springfield Public Schools have announced they’re moving all students to online learning after receiving the Oregon Health Authority's weekly case and testing rate.

Elizabeth Gabriel / KLCC News

 

On Monday, the Springfield School Board unanimously approved an amendment to the 2019-2020 calendar. Beginning May 22, employees will have scheduled furlough days through July 31.

Elizabeth Gabriel / KLCC News

As Oregon teachers and students are preparing to begin remote learning for the rest of the school year, a Springfield principal explained what online classes will entail.

Springfield Public Schools

 

Due to public closures from the COVID-19 outbreak, Oregon K-12 schools will begin remote learning on April 13th. Urban and rural school districts are providing devices and internet access to help families with the transition.

Elizabeth Gabriel / KLCC News

Beginning March 3, Springfield Public Schools will host kindergarten registration and welcome events for the 2020-2021 school year.

Jen McCulley / Springfield Public Schools

Thurston High School’s auxiliary gym suffered major damage in last week’s snowstorm. The Springfield Public School Board wasted no time in addressing the situation and the structure was quickly demolished.

A janitor first noticed a crack in a beam mid-week, and by Friday, a large section of the roof had completely given way. No one was hurt.

The Springfield School Board is looking to fill a vacancy after a member announced his resignation earlier this week.

 

Former state representative Al King has served on the Springfield School Board for 13 years. He's moving out of the district and is resigning from the board effective October 14. King has been active in the community as past president of the Springfield Area Chamber of Commerce and co-founder of the Springfield Education Foundation.

Thursday is the last day of school in Springfield and this week the school board finalized a few big decisions about next year.

ArtCore is a new arts education program to be implemented in five Lane County Schools, through a partnership between the Educational Policy Improvement Center (EPIC), Lane Arts Council, the Springfield Public Schools and others. Ross Anderson, Senior Lead Researcher at EPIC, and Liora Sponko, executive director of Lane Arts Council, speak with Eric Alan about the $2.2 million program.

Angela Kellner / KLCC

The Springfield School District is seeking input on the new Hamlin Middle School. It’s been 20 years since the district replaced a middle school, and its education specifications need to be updated before starting the design process. The new middle school is scheduled to open in fall, 2017. Public forums take place Tuesday and Wednesday at two times and locations. For details, visit the Springfield Public Schools website here.

The forums are scheduled:

KLCC’s Claude Offenbacher speaks with Dr. Hertica Martin.  She’s in her second year as superintendent of the Springfield Public Schools.