Oregon Rising statewide survey results are in!
Last spring, 10,894 Oregonians each took at least 15 minutes and spoke their minds and opened their hearts to share their dreams for education.
With events on May 19 and 26, the Brookings-Harbor School District hosted two Oregon Rising community forum events where community members and educators gathered to discuss the future of Oregon's schools. Thirty-five individuals attended the local events, and many more participated in the survey online.
When the statewide results were processed, tabulated and analyzed, the message was remarkably simple.
The gap between what Oregon students need and what we are giving them is far too large. The gap needs to be closed. People offered many solutions. The most common were:
- Add teachers and staff to make classes smaller and provide an education that better engages students so that they are better able to learn what they need to succeed.
- Broaden what we teach. Move beyond science to technology and engineering (STEM/STEAM). Restore art and music. Offer hands-on experiences. Provide vocational and career technical opportunities. Offer more reading and writing. Teach civics and culture.
In fact, 97% consider a good education “very important” to the future of each student. And 94% consider it “very important” to the success of the state as a whole.
Learn more about what people had to say by downloading the short or long-form reports below.
School Board seeks new budget committee member
The Brookings-Harbor School District is seeking a volunteer committee member to fill a vacancy on the district's budget committee for 2016-17.
The School Board is looking to appoint the new member this fall. Typically, the commitment includes a series of joint meetings with the school board from January to June. If you are interested, fill out the application and return it to the district office.
Read more about budget committee roles, responsibilities and restrictions, here.
For more information, please contact Dede Corpening, Executive Assistant to Superintendent & School Board, 541-469-7443 ext. 5105.