While I hope our wonderful staff and students are enjoying their Spring Break Vacation, I am writing tonight because our students and schools need your help now! This morning Oregon's legislative leadership announced that they are moving forward with a $7.255 billion K-12 budget recommendation. Over the next days (probably on Thursday), legislators in Salem will vote on whether to settle for a State School Fund (SSF) budget that will impose more cuts affecting our students, or aim higher. All this, while many students, families, and educators are on vacation!
If adopted, this funding level means serious reductions for schools across Oregon and here in Hood River County. The legislators pushing for this funding level are using "fuzzy math" to substantiate what they are calling a "stable budget." The reality across Oregon is that most school districts, like ours, need at least a $7.5 billion SSF to avoid cuts to staff, programs and school days (or some combination thereof). Many school districts, like our neighbors to the east (The Dalles and Pendleton) and west (Gresham Barlow and Reynolds), need more than $7.5 billion just to maintain their current program levels. Click here to read full article, Funding Advocacy Letter, Funding Levels Poster.
Located in the beautiful Hood River Valley, the Hood River County School District provides exceptional opportunities for students. Thanks to strong community support, our schools offer full-day kindergarten, experienced and expert staff, extracurricular programs at middle and high schools, and a wide range of college-credit and advanced-placement courses. More than 80 percent of our graduates pursue education beyond high school. We have recently invested $25 million to increase energy efficiency, add classrooms and upgrade key components of our school buildings. Come check us out!
06-29-15 - School Supply Lists Available for the 2015-16 School Year
Click here to download the 2015-16 School Supply List for all schools.
06-15-15 - HRMS Boiler Replacement RFP
The Hood River County School District is seeking requests for proposals for boiler replacement for the Hood River Middle School from qualified contractors. Contractors interested in this project should obtain a copy of the "Request for Proposal" document from Saundra Buchanan, Chief Financial Officer, Hood River County School District, 1011 Eugene St., Hood River, OR 97031, by phone (541) 387-5010 or by email to email@example.com. For consideration, sealed proposals must be submitted to: Saundra Buchanan, Chief Financial Officer, Hood River County School District, 1011 Eugene St., Hood River, OR 97031 before 4 pm PST on June 29, 2015. Proposals will not be accepted after this time and date. The Hood River County School District reserves the right to reject any proposal for any reason.
06-03-15 - Sarah Segal Named Oregon History Teacher of the Year
Sarah Segal, a current 6th grade teacher at Hood River Middle School who teaches Social Studies, Literacy and Writing was recently named Oregon History Teacher of the Year for 2015 by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Read more...
05-28-15 - Amy Moreland Selected as Principal at Cascade Locks Elementary School
Superintendent Dan Goldman is pleased to announce that Amy Moreland has been selected as the next principal of Cascade Locks Elementary School beginning in the 2015-16 school year. Her selection was approved by the School Board at its May 27th meeting. Ms. Moreland will be replacing Kim Vogel who is retiring at the end of the school year. Read more...
05-12-15 - 2013-2014 Special Education Report Cards is now available
The 2013-2014 Special Education Report Card has been released and is now available. Click here to view.
04-24-15 - 2015-2016 School Calendar Approved by School Board
The HRCSD School Board recently approved the 2015-2016 School Calendar and can be downloaded here - English / Spanish. The first day of school for the 2015-16 school year will be September 8th.