Students Learn Community Service is Fun
Rogue River Elementary School (RRES) teach-ers Alyson Loberg (fourth grade) and Cheri Meier (first grade) are working with their classes on their school wide community projects. They are writing letters to the Rogue River police officers to show their appreciation for them.
Another project was washing a Rogue River Police squad car on the RRES East playground.
“It should be a hoot for us adults and an awe-inspiring experience for little first graders to be so involved with a police car,” said Meier. Every classroom at the Rogue River Elemen-tary Schools west and east campuses have planned some way to serve their community. Mrs. Loberg and Mrs. Meier team-teach the class together. “We [walked] the letters down to hand deliver them to the Rogue River Police Department,” said (Subscribe for full story)
Correction Changes Way School District is Funded, Forever
When Rogue River School District Superintendent Paul Young received confirmation in the form of a letter from the Oregon Department of Education of Rogue River Junior/Senior High School's designation as a small high school, re-versing a nearly seven-year-old error, he knew that he could quickly settle the dis-trict's negotiations with its local teacher's union. He was able to offer the teachers an eight-percent pay increase because, he said, the district will now be funded as a school of its size, not as one with 100 more students than Rogue River has."It basically changes how we are funded, through the law, as a school district," District Business Manager Don Sweeney said. "The reason we were able to do that eight percent when we did not have the money and then all of a sudden we did, the reason we were able to (Subscribe for full story)