First Day for New Medford Superintendent

MEDFORD, Ore. – Wednesday was the first day in the office for Medford’s new superintendent. Dr. Brian Shumate arrived for his first day on the job, spending his time getting acclimated to his new post. That included an afternoon meeting with the Medford School Board to go over agenda items for the future. Shumate says … Continue reading »

School Board Stops School Transfers

MEDFORD, Ore. — Medford schools are closing their doors to transfer students in or out of the district. The school board has voted to stop new transfer requests, in the face of new state regulations. The new law says that districts are only able to set overall transfer limits and then approve requests through an … Continue reading »

Medford Schools Reach Union Deal

MEDFORD, Ore. – The Medford School District has avoided another contract battle, signing a tentative agreement with their classified employees union, OSEA Chapter 15. That union represents about 400 secretaries, maintenance personnel, food service workers and other non-teaching staff. Superintendent Dr. Phil Long says the last negotiations between the two sides three years ago were … Continue reading »

New Medford Superintendent Announced

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Medford School District says Dr. Brian Shumate will be the next leader of the district.  He has 27 years of education experience. The previous two years have been as Assistant Superintendent of Jefferson County Public Schools in Kentucky. Shumate will replace Dr. Phil Long, who retires June 30. Long served a … Continue reading »

Superintendent Search Winding Down

MEDFORD, Ore. — There are just two candidates left in the search for a new superintendent for Medford School District. Last week, a firm out of Iowa presented the school board with 13 candidates from all over the country. The school board then chose six candidates to come back this week. After two days of … Continue reading »