April 7, 2020

Dedicated Gym Space will also serve as Emergency Shelters for our Community

At Eastwood, Fir Grove, Fullerton IV, Green, and Melrose Elementary Schools, there is no dedicated gym space. 

Each of these schools have multi-purpose rooms that are set up and taken down three to five times a day, every day, all year, for over 50 years now.

Each of the multi-purpose rooms is no bigger than 3800-3900 square feet, small in comparison to the traffic they get everyday, which compromises the capacity of the room, creating additional maintenance of floors …

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April 2, 2020

Why the Bond? Why Now? A Letter to the Community by Joe Garcia

For the past several years leading up to the May 19th election, these questions were easy to answer. As I sit here now, attempting to answer these same questions, the answers seem far more complex and not quite as easy to articulate. For all of us, the past few weeks have been filled with a variety of emotions and uncertainty as our daily lives …

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March 31, 2020

Vote YES for Dedicated Gym Space

Five elementary schools in the Roseburg School District have no dedicated space for gymnasiums. Instead, they have one multi-purpose room. This room is used for breakfasts, lunches, physical education classes, activities, and assemblies. Each day, at least 3 times a day, a custodian sets up and takes down the tables, chairs, food displays, and milk containers for between 200-400 students … 

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March 30, 2020

This Bond Will Make a Difference by Alex Palm

I am a proud 4th generation graduate of Roseburg High School. My great grandpa Ben graduated from RHS all the way back in 1907. My grandpa Slim was a member of the RHS class of 1933, and the Sports Hall of Fame inside Stewart W. Robertson Memorial Gymnasium is named after him. 

My father Ray was part of the graduating class of 1962 and was a member of Roseburg’s very first State Championship Football team. I followed all three of them, graduating in 1993. My oldest son Ashton will be a 5th generation Roseburg High School graduate in 2025 and my youngest son will be the second Ben Palm to graduate from Roseburg High School, 121 years after his great-great grandfather accomplished that feat. I love Roseburg, and like many of you I feel privileged to live where I live and to raise my kids in this community.

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March 27, 2020

Why the Bond? Why Now? Who Benefits?

Why a Bond?      Schools are like houses for hundreds of young people, and like houses, their maintenance and care depend upon their use, their needs, and the cost of both. The school buildings of Roseburg Public Schools range in age from 41 to 101 years old, with the exception of the Main and Arts buildings at RHS.      This …

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