Superintendent update

June Board Meeting, Last one for Outgoing Superintendent

By Chris Nichols

The District 2CJ School Board of Directors had their regular monthly board meeting on Monday, June 20th. This meeting was the last one with outgoing Superintendent, Chris Nichols. Nichols has served as the District Superintendent and Principal of the Driftwood School for the past five years. She is leaving the district to be close to family in Arizona. Steve Perkins will be replacing Nichols beginning in July. The Superintendent position will be a part time position and Krista Nieraeth, PHS Principal, will assume the role of Principal for both buildings with Ben Stallard taking on the role of Athletic Director and Assistant Principal at PHS.

Nichols received parting gifts from the board of a bench, made by the PHS woodshop class, and a globe. In other business the board accepted the resignations/retirements of Jake VanDam and Carol Smith and approved the hiring of Phoebe Skinner, for the Social Studies position and Erin Palfrey Von Bergman for the 5th grade position. The board also approved policies for board member ethics, staff ethics, Drug, Alcohol and Tobacco Prevention, Health Education, Special Education and Assessment Programs.

Lastly the board spent some time discussing their concerns over the proposed traffic changes presented by the Oregon Department of Transportation and the City of Port Orford. The proposed changes would not make things any safer for students and would impede traffic and student pick up and drop off. The board plans to get involved and learn more, as the district was never involved in the initial traffic study or the plans. The next board meeting is scheduled for July 18, 2016 at 4:00 PM at the PHS library.

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Promise of Oregon

Click HD to view full-quality video...Port Orford-Langlois School District 2CJ presents its first Promise of Oregon campaign video! Produced, directed and edited by PHS Digital Media independent study student, David Sax.... even the awesome music bed!

Posted by Leila Cassel on Wednesday, May 27, 2015


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