Budget

The Fern Ridge School District is continuing to accept applications to fill two vacant Budget Committee Positions:

Position #3  (Term expires 6/30/2021)

Position #4  (Term expires 6/30/2021)

To be eligible for appointment the appointive member must live in the district and not be an officer, agent or employee of the district.  Applications are available by clicking HERE.  Applications will be received at the District Office until the positions are filled.

                                                                            For more information please call 541-935-2253 ext 1203

 

A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the Fern Ridge School District 28J, Lane County, State of Oregon, to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019, will be held at the District Administration Office at 88834 Territorial Rd in Elmira, Oregon. The meeting will take place on Monday, May 14, 2018 at 6:30 PM. The purpose of the meeting is to receive the budget message and to receive comments from the public on the budget. This is a public meeting where deliberation of the Budget Committee will take place. Any person may appear at the meeting and discuss the proposed programs with the Budget Committee. A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained on or after May 9, 2018 at the District Administration Office, between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM.

In the coming months the Fern Ridge School District will begin the process of bargaining a successor agreement with the Fern Ridge Education Association (FREA), to the one that is currently in place for our certified staff (teachers.)  The current agreement expires June 30, 2018.

The District looks forward to working together with our teaching staff through this process.  The Superintendent and School Board have identified 3 goals to help guide the District.  They are:

  1. The District will participate as a partner with the Fern Ridge Education Association (FREA) in these complex negotiations.
  2. Given the importance of this new labor contract and the overall impact of labor costs to the District’s budget, the District will devote the time and resources necessary to secure a labor contract which is responsive to the public’s immediate and long-term interest.
  3. The District will negotiate a labor contract which addresses legitimate employee concerns and seeks to continue to maintain good labor relations.

A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the Fern Ridge School District 28J, Lane County, State of Oregon, to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018, will be held at the District Administration Office at 88834 Territorial Rd in Elmira, Oregon. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 6:30 PM. The purpose of the meeting is to receive the budget message and to receive comments from the public on the budget. This is a public meeting where deliberation of the Budget Committee will take place. Any person may appear at the meeting and discuss the proposed programs with the Budget Committee. A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained on or after May 17, 2017 at the District Administration Office, between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM. This notice and more information about the budget can be found at www.fernridge.k12.or.us.

Fern Ridge School Dsitrict 28J is accepting applications to fill a vacant Budget Committee position.  The following position is open:  Position #1 (Expires 6/30/17).  To be eligible for appointment, the appointive member must 1) live in the district; and 2) not be an officer, agent or employee of the district.  Applications are available here or at the District Office, 88834 Territorial Road, Elmira.  The applications will be received at the District Office until opening is filled.

thFern Ridge School District 28J is accepting applications to fill a vacant Budget Committee position.  The following position is open:

  • One three-year term – Position #5 (Expires 6/30/19)

To be eligible for appointment, the appointive member must 1) live in the district; and 2) not be an officer, agent or employee of the district.  Click here for an application or pick one up at the District Office, 88834 Territorial Road, Elmira.  Applications will be received at the District Office until the opening is filled.

A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the Fern Ridge School District 28J, Lane County, State of Oregon, to discuss the budget for fiscal year July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017, will be held at the District Administration Office at 88834 Territorial Rd in Elmira, Oregon. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 18, 2016. The purpose of the meeting is to receive the budget message and to receive comments from the public on the budget. This is the public meeting where deliberation of the Budget Committee will take place. Any person may appear at the meeting and discuss the proposed programs with the Budget Committee. A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained on or after May 12, 2016 at the District Administration Office, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

budgetFern Ridge School District 28J is accepting applications to fill vacant Budget Committee positions.  The following positions are open:  Two three-year term positions (Expires 6/30/18), One two-year term position (Expires 6/30/17) and One one-year term position (Expires 6/30/16).

To be eligible for appointment, the appointive member must 1) live in the district; and 2) not be an officer, agent or employee of the district.  Applications are available here or at the District Office, 88834 Territorial Road, Elmira.  The applications will be received at the District Office until openings are filled.

A public meeting of the Budget Committee of the Fern Ridge School District 28J, Lane County, State of Oregon, to discuss the budget for the fiscal year July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016, will be held at the District Administration Office at 88834 Territorial Rd in Elmira, Oregon.  The meeting will take place on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.  The purpose of the meeting is to receive the budget message and to receive comments from the public on the budget.  This is a public meeting where deliberation of the Budget Committee will take place.  Any person may appear at the meeting and discuss the proposed programs with the Budget Committee.  A copy of the budget document may be inspected or obtained on or after May 13, 2015 at the District Administration Office, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

funding_levels_poster_fern_ridgeThe Oregon Legislature is currently discussing a State School Fund appropriation of $7.235 billion for the 2015-2017 biennium. This level of funding is significantly inadequate and would do nothing to restore previously reduced staff or programs, or to reverse the effect that less instructional time and large class sizes have on student achievement.

Per Oregon Department of Education estimates, Fern Ridge Schools will receive $96 less per student next year then what we are currently receiving.  We will continue to operate at a deficit, and shifting more of our already limited resources to implement full-day kindergarten will come at the expense of all our students. When combined with increased costs and the addition of full-day kindergarten, the scenario being considered by the Legislature means we are facing more lost school days, higher class sizes, and further reduction of what few programs we have left.  In the last twelve years we have eliminated all music and PE programs at our elementary schools, and over 20 course offerings at the middle school and high school.

Below is a link to a one page handout describing what a $7.235 billion funding level means for our district.  Also provided is information on what a $7.5 billion and a $7.875 billion funding level means for our district, some facts about Oregon’s education system, and contact information for the senator and representative that represent our district.  Superintendents from across the state are asking their staff, parents, community leaders and school board members to contact legislators and advocate for better school funding.  Please consider reaching out to our legislators; our students deserve stable and adequate funding.  Thank you for your support and action!

State Funding Levels

November 2018

November 1

End of 1st Quarter

6:30 Powder Puff Football Game @ EHS

November 2

No School District Wide  Teacher Workday

November 8

Community Flu Shot Clinic @ VES 4pm-6pm

November 12

No School District Wide in honor of Veteran’s Day

November 19

School Board Meeting 6:30pm at the District Office

November 19-20

No School at EES & VES  Parent Teacher Conferences

November 21-23

No School District Wide

District Calendar

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