Superintendent's Message

  • Dan Goldman

    August 8, 2016

    Greetings Hood River County School District families and welcome to a new school year!  

    The first day of school is just around the corner (on August 30th) and your children will soon be stepping onto school buses, walking through school doors, and entering their school’s classrooms, gyms, auditoriums and cafeterias. Here in the school district, support staff have been working hard throughout the summer to get our curriculum organized, buses tuned up, and our schools and classrooms cleaned and ready for students.  

    As I reflect on the 2015-16 school year, I feel so proud and humbled to serve the children and families in Hood River County. I can’t possibly rehash all the amazing successes over the course of last school year, but there are a number of accomplishments that required the efforts of our entire educational community that we should all take pride in:

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  • 09-30-2016 - School Message Board Vandalism
    Sometime after student-contact hours on September 29, the message board located on the corner of Wa Na Pa and School Streets was vandalized. Specifically, the letters used for welcoming and informing families were rearranged into vulgar and threatening messages. School district officials and law-enforcement have investigated the incident and do not believe student safety is compromised. 
    The school will operate on a normal schedule with added internal precautions to ensure student safety. If you have any information about this crime, please contact the Hood River County Sheriff's Department at 541-386-2711
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  • 09-29-16 – Revised Findings of Fact for Public Hearing for 2016 Bond Project CM/GC Services

    This posting serves to provide notice of a revision to the Findings of Fact in relation to the 09-07-16 - Notice of Public Hearing for 2016 Bond Project CM/GC Services Business Services Announcement.

    The revised draft findings may be obtained from Wenaha Group, Inc. at 125 SE Court Avenue, Pendleton, Oregon 97801, Attn: Dale Kuykendall, Senior Project Manager, 503-887-4178,

    Oral and written comments will be accepted at the hearing at the time and place stated above. Advance written comments must be received by 4:00 PM on October 12, 2016.

    Advance written comments should be addressed to:
    Comments on Draft Findings
    Project: 2016 Bond Projects CM/GC Services
    Attn: Dan Goldman, Superintendent
    Hood River County School District 
    1011 Eugene St, Hood River, OR 97031.

    The Hood River County School District Board of Directors intends to adopt the Findings of Fact at the Board Meeting scheduled for October 12, 2016.

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  • 09-20-16 - School Bond Sale and Refinance Yield Savings
    On September 13, 2016, the Hood River County School District (HRCSD) closed on the sale of $57.2 million of voter-supported bonds. In part because of the District’s strong financial stewardship and associated AA+ bond rating, investors purchased the bonds at a premium. On average the bond coupons sold on the market for 14.5% more than asking price, resulting in an additional $8.5 million to the school district, all while staying within the estimated target tax levy of $1.83 per $1000. Read more...

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  • 09-15-16 - School Board Recognizes Sandy Salazar
    School Board recognizes Sandy Salazar Hood River County School Board recognizes Sandy Salazar for her work as the director of el Baile Folklórico, a traditional Mexican dance troupe.

    Ms. Salazar has been working for the Hood River County School District for 32 years and has been leading the dancers for the past 17 years. Her building principal, Kim Yasui, lauded Ms. Salazar for her commitment to celebrating and honoring Mexican culture and the importance of being bilingual. Read more...

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