May 2, 2020

Vote YES for Safer Schools!

The security and safety of over 6,000 school students falls on the shoulders of Roseburg Public Schools. Security was the focus of our first video on security and safety, and now we will focus our second video on the safety of those children and adults who teach and support them.

With the passage of this bond, Roseburg Schools will be updated with new security systems including the building of secure vestibules at each school, the addition of new camera systems inside and out, building access systems on every door …

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May 1, 2020

Roseburg City Council Supports Roseburg Bond Levy

Measure 10-173 was officially, and unanimously, endorsed by the Roseburg City Council Monday, April 27. “This support is remarkable,” says Vote YES for Roseburg Schools President Alex Palm. “It’s uncommon for a board like the Roseburg City Council to put their stamp of approval on a bond levy, but they realize the value of investing in schools. We appreciate their support.

Measure 10-173 was officially, and unanimously, endorsed by the Roseburg City Council …

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April 30, 2020

Good Schools Keep City’s Future Bright

I moved to Roseburg in the spring of 2018 to start a small family farm. My husband and I considered many factors when deciding where to buy land for our new business. We considered towns all over the United States, and in the end, we chose Roseburg.

One important part of our criteria was access to good schools. Having had that experience, I know many young families face a similar …

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April 28, 2020

Vote ‘Yes’ on Roseburg Public Schools’ Bond Measure

Mark Twain said, “It’s never wrong to do the right thing.” I believe this applies to the Roseburg school bond measure. It’s never the wrong time to do the right thing.

I would generalize the improvements to fall in the categories of safety, infrastructure, and improved learning environment …

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April 28, 2020

Our Roots Run Deep

As Treasurer of Melrose Elementary PTAN, I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard the phrase, “Our roots run deep.” It’s drilled into our brains almost as often as The Pledge of Allegiance (thank you, Mrs. Rasmussen!!). I’m not from here, but I planted my roots and declared this place home. Our principal was correct. These roots do run deep, and they spread all throughout the community. I’m tending to these roots, just as you are.

My former husband and I moved here 8.88 years ago. He was recruited so heavily by his company that they paid him a monthly stipend for the year prior to our arrival to keep him locked …

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April 23, 2020

Vote YES for Safety and Security

The focus of Roseburg public school’s entire Bond Levy is centered around safety and security. Safety and security for our families, for our students, for our schools, and for our community.

For over a hundred years the Roseburg Public School district has been serving our community, and while the district has responded to ever changing demands for Safety and Security, our buildings have not.If passed, the Roseburg Public School’s Bond Levy provides the opportunity to help ensure the well-being of our loved ones by directly impacting the infrastructure of all our schools throughout the district, providing all students with a secure learning environment.

Here is what the Bond proposes …

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April 16, 2020

Roseburg Schools Need Our Help by Ginger Stratton

I was eight years old when I moved to Roseburg, back in 1951. I attended Fullerton III Elementary school (now Fremont Middle School), Central Junior High (destroyed by The Blast) and graduated from Roseburg High School in 1961. After graduating from Oregon State University and marrying, I had two daughters who graduated from RHS in 1989 and 1991. I now have one grandchild attending Fremont Middle School, and one grandchild attending Melrose Elementary. I taught at Fullerton IV Elementary for over 22 years before I retired. I am proud to have raised my family and to have taught children from other families while living in a wonderful …

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