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Fern Ridge School District LogoAPPLICATION TO FILL SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER VACANCY

Position:   School Board Member Position #5

Appointment Requirements:  To be eligible for appointment, the candidate must:

  • Have lived in the district at least 12 months prior to appointment.
  • Not be an officer or employee of the district.
  • Be a registered voter of the school district.

Duration of Appointment: To complete the term of a vacated position until June 2023.  The candidate that is appointed to fill this vacant seat is eligible to run for election in May 2023 to fill out the remaining two years of the Position 5 term.

Duties: Commit to preparing for and attending at least one meeting per month and each budget committee meeting.

The Board will select the appointee as follows:

  • The candidate should have personal integrity, intelligence and appreciate the values of good education;
  • The candidate should be willing and capable of assuming responsibilities;
  • The candidate should have the ability to work with others, should have the courage of his/her convictions, should always vote his/her beliefs and should be a champion of the public schools.
  • The candidate should be prepared and willing to devote a sufficiently large amount of time to the study of the problems of education in the district, as well as the state and nation at large, so as to be able to interpret them to the electorate;
  • The candidate must be willing and able to make sacrifices of their time, energy, and knowledge for the benefit of the district.

Application Procedure: This application along with proof of voter registration should be returned to the Board Secretary’s Office at the above address or emailed to msmith@fernridge.k12.or.us.  The Board will review applications received by April 8 at 4:00pm.  The Board will select a candidate on April 18, 2022 at the regular board meeting.  Click the link below for a fillable pdf of the application or request a paper copy from Michelle Smith at 541-935-2253 Ext 1203.

Link to Fillable School Board Application 2022

Due to the the district’s current situation, that of having the highest number of staff and students out as a result of COVID, the board has decided to hold their January meeting virtually.  It is still the plan to return to an in-person option as soon as possible, hopefully in February (we will always maintain a virtual option going forward so that more parents and community members have an opportunity to attend).

The agenda and notice for this (and all) board meetings can be found here.

The good news is that in December, the board adopted a new policy that allows for community members to submit comment virtually, in the same manner they would if we were in person.  The policy can be found HERE, and the administrative rule can be found HERE.  The administrative rule has a form (on page 2) that must be submitted by 1:00 PM the day of the board meeting in order to be included in the public comment portion of that meeting.  Any forms submitted after that deadline will be added to the next board meeting.  When submitting comment virtually, it is important to fill out the form completely and include the attendee name or phone number you will “join” the meeting under so that you can be “pulled in” to the virtual webinar to make your comment.

If a community member would like to submit comment and have it read for them (due to not being available at that time, or a lack of technology), that is a possibility as well.  Simply note that in the form and submit the comment you would like read, as identified on the form.  Please refer any questions to Michelle Smith at msmith@fernridge.k12.or.us

Comments must be kept to three minutes (we will have a timer), and 30 minutes will be allocated to each board meeting for public comment.

Fern Ridge staff and students want to take this chance to give our board a heartfelt thanks for the work they are doing to help support our district.

In a time when there are few easy answers, we appreciate your leadership and willingness to volunteer in this capacity.  Thank you Tiana, Mark, Andrea, Barbara & Jackie.  We appreciate you!

The School Board Meeting and Notice for Monday, August 16, 2021 to be held virtually at 6:30 pm has been posted.  Due to a significant rise in COVID-19 infection rates both in Lane County and here in our local community, the Board will be meeting virtually for the August and September meetings, at which time a return to in-person meeting will be re-evaluated.

This meeting can be viewed on Zoom with the information below.

Public comment will be accepted via email at mcook@fernridge.k12.or.us.  Please submit you email comments by 4:00 pm on Monday, August 16, 2021.  Comments must be able to be read into record within the three minute time limit and include the full name and address of the sender.

Agenda items include: Flag Salute, Public Comment, Approval of Minutes, ART, Inc Report, Orchid Health Clinic Update, English Language Learner Report, Superintendent’s Report, West Lane Charter School Annual Review, Budge Committee Vacancies, OPTIONS Program Course Approval, School Board Meeting Adjustment for March 2021, Personnel: Licensed, Non-Licensed Personnel Report, Late Items/Closing Comments.

To access the agenda click here.  This will take you to the Fern Ridge SD 28J BoardBook site where you can review board meeting agendas, attachments, and minutes.  For more information contact 541-935-2253 Ext. 1203 or www.fernridge.k12.or.us.

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January is School Board Appreciation Month.  We want to thank our school board members who work hard to “providing excellence for every student so that each will reach their greatest potential.”

 

Jebadiah FlowersThis fall brought some changes to the FRSD school board.  Director Jeb Flowers, made the difficult decision to resign from his role on the Board due to changes with his work.   Mr. Flowers began serving on the board in August of 2018.  He brought a unique perspective to our meetings and is passionate about supporting the career and technical education opportunities for students in this district.

We would like to thank Mr. Flowers for the time and effort he dedicated to our school community and his family for supporting him in his position.  Thank you!

The school board received three excellent applications for the open position and after consideration, appointed Jackie Turle as Mr. Flower’s replacement.

School Board Member Jackie Turle

Ms. Turle has been a member of this community for over twenty years and has served as an assistant principal of the high school and middle school and was the principal of Elmira Elementary School.  She has also worked with higher education as a Department Chair at Linn-Benton Community College, a Director of Community Education, and the Director of the Business and Training Center.

Ms. Turle is a skilled educator who will bring a depth of experience and knowledge to our FRSD Board of Directors.  We look forward to working with our school board as we all continue to navigate one of the biggest challenges we have faced in public education.

 

The FRSD School Board Meeting will be held on Monday, September 21, 2020 at 6:30 pm.

Our buildings are closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Anyone who would like to view the meeting can do so by following the Superintendent Carpenter Facebook page.  The board meeting will be live streamed on this page, Monday the 21st at 6:30 pm.  The meeting agenda and materials can be accessed here. 

Public comments for this meeting can be emailed to Michelle Cook at mcook@fernridge.k12.or.us  Please submit your comment by 4 pm on Monday, September 21, 2020.  Comments must be able to be read into record within the three minute time limit and include your name and physical address.

 

Fern Ridge is accepting applications for School Board Member Position #1

Appointment Eligibility: To be eligible for appointment, candidates must:

  • Have lived in the district at least 12 months prior to the appointment.
  • Not be an officer or employee of the district.
  • Be a registered voter of the school school district.

Duration of Appointment: The person appointed will serve until June 30, 2021.  If the successful candidate would like to serve the full-term of this position through June 30, 2023, they would need to run for election in May 2021.

The Board will select the appointee as follows:

  • The candidate should have personal integrity, intelligence, and appreciate the values of good education;
  • The candidate should be willing and capable of assuming responsibilities;
  • The candidate should have the ability to work with others, should have the courage of their convictions, should always vote their beliefs and should be a champion of the public schools;
  • The candidate should be prepared and willing to devote a sufficiently large amount of time to the study of the problems of education in the district, as well as the sate and nation at large, so as to be able to interpret them to the electorate;
  • The candidate must be willing and able to make sacrifices of their time and knowledge for the benefit of the district.

How to Apply:  Your completed application can be returned to the Board Secretary at 88834 Territorial Rd. Elmira, Or 97437 or emailed to mcook@fernridge.k12.or.us.  The Board will review applications received by October 2, 2020.  Click the link below for a fillable pdf of the application or you can request a paper copy of the application from Michelle Cook at 541-935-2253 Ext 1203.

Click here for a link to the fillable pdf school board member application

 

 

 

Fern Ridge School District appreciates the dedicated and hard working members of our school board every day but January is the month set aside to really honor these dedicated community members who give up many hours of their own time without monetary compensation.  Our board members have their own families and jobs but still give hours of their time to help the staff, students and families in our district.  Mark Boren, Andrea Larson, Jebadiah Flowers, Barbara Graham-Adams and Tiana Povenmire-Kirk are a part of the reason why Fern Ridge  is such a great district to be a part of.  Thank you to each and every one of you for all that you do for us!

After 12 years of service, Sterling Pew has made the decision to step down from his position on the Fern Ridge School Board.

Sterling was elected to the school board in July of 2007.  He served as board chair in 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 and has been the vice-chair in 2009-2010 and 2018-2019.  In a letter addressed to the board, Sterling expressed how much he has enjoyed working with great staff and fellow board members during his time with the district.

We want to take a moment and recognize Sterling for the outstanding service he has given to the students, staff and community of Fern Ridge.  We also want to thank his wife, Charlene for sharing him with us these past 12 years.  Thank you Sterling for your leadership, guidance and advocacy for our students!

 

The FRSD is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative      Action/Veteran’s Preference employer.

 

The district does not discriminate on the basis of  race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation,  marital status, religion, disability, or  age in its programs or activities.

 

FRSD Title IX Coordinator

Michelle Marshall

541-935-2253 

88834 Territorial Rd.

Elmira, OR 97437

            

ODE Fall 2021 Title IX Sexual Harassment Training_September 20, 2021

 

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