May 5, 2020

School Bond Was Well-Planned, Thought Out by Micki Hall

“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.” — Theodore Roosevelt

In real time, when a pandemic has both our country and our community embraced in worry, it is difficult to know if any of us are doing the best thing, as well as the right thing, when decisions are made. Individuals, businesses, public officials, and families are all facing these moments of decisions. But one thing we all know with certainty is we cannot stand by and do nothing …

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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

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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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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