• The Hood River County School Board has opened formal negotiations with the Hood River Education Association (HREA), which represents the district’s licensed teaching staff. Both HREA and the HRCSD are working from a three-year agreement that expired June 30, 2020. 

    Members of the District Bargaining Team include:

    • Rich Polkinghorn – Superintendent
    • Ocean Kuykendall - Westside Elementary School Principal
    • Gus Hedberg - Parkdale Elementary School Principal
    • Dr. David Russo – School Board Member
    • Saundra Buchanan – Director of Finance
    • Catherine Dalbey – Director of Human Resources
    • Tom Scully - School Board Member
    • Brian Hungerford - Attorney
    • Chrissy Reitz - School Board Member

    Members of the HREA Bargaining Team include:

    • Kelvin Calkins - HREA President
    • Ted Cramer
    • Mikka Irusta 
    • Stacy Claus
    • Rebecca Swartzentruber
    • Emily Kohner
    • Chauna Ramsey
    • Alan Moore - HREA Uniserve Representative 


    Minutes from the negotiations meetings will be posted on the HRCSD website for review. If at any time patrons have questions about the process, please call Catherine Dalbey, Director of Human Resources, at (541) 387-5016.