Over the last several months, folks at the Lane Education Service District have been working on a program that would fund driver ed training. This program could be particularly beneficial for rural communities like ours. We have received a grant from the ODOT Safety Division for Oregon residents.
The grant fully pays for tuition for the course. The course is 9 weekends long (both days) for a total of 18 days that includes classroom discussions, video presentations and hands on exercises. The only cost for participants is paying a $100 materials fee and a $10 criminal history check.
Successful completion of the course would make you an ODOT approved Driver Ed instructor. Every year thousands of Oregon’s teens become new drivers, and every year motor vehicle crashes are the No. 1 cause of death for teens aged 15-20. Oregon is facing a statewide shortage of ODOT approved driving instructors and fewer instructors mean more teens on the road without proper training.
Becoming an ODOT approved instructor is a nice way to make some extra income, it saves lives, and it helps parents. Questions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. You may go to http://triwou.org/projects/tse/scheduleofcourses for more information and to register for the series of courses that take place in Eugene, beginning in late October.
Missy Hall, an instructional assistant at Veneta Elementary, is a natural choice for the Fern Ridge School District August Employee of the Month.
She has worked in the district for nearly 22 years! Her main assignment is in the computer lab, where she sees most of the students in the school on a daily basis. She has made a name for herself as a “go to” person when anything computer orientated needs to be accomplished. You will also find her out and about the school during recess duty, lunch duty and even selling yoyos occasionally. She is ready and willing to do anything that is thrown her way if it means that the staff and students at Veneta Elementary will benefit.
Missy has put her heart and soul into making Veneta Elementary a successful place for students and staff alike.
Reminder that Friday, April 6th, is a no-school day in the Fern Ridge School District. It is a District wide grading day.
FRSD IS ON A 2 HOUR DELAY FOR TODAY, 3-23-18.
All parents of Middle and High School students are encouraged to attend Parent/Teacher Conferences Thursday, March 1st. No appointment is needed!
Fern Ridge Middle School
Location: Middle School Commons
Elmira High School
Location: High School Cafeteria
FRSD is on a 2 hour delay this morning.
FRSD is closed and all activities cancelled, for today, Thursday, Feb. 22nd.
FRSD is currently on a 2 hour delay with buses operating on snow routes. Continue reading