Thursday, June 10, 2010


We have spent the last three days interviewing prospective teachers. (ES's)

Wow have I been impressed with the group we have to choose from. I think parents are going to be extremely pleased. We are going to put out our yearly calender soon and Dr. Long is going to present our contract to the board this month for final ratification.

We are submitting an offer on a building and our first Open House is scheduled for Friday, June 18th 7:00 pm. at the Medford Public Library.

Hope to see you there.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Almost There!

I just wanted to give you the most recent update concerning Logos Public Charter School.
We have successfully negotiated a contract with Medford Schools.
All that remains is for the board to sign on the dotted line at their next board meeting on the first of June.
Currently, we are looking at a building where we will reside. We are considering the building currently being used by the
Madrone Trail Charter School as they are moving to a new location.
We have over 40 applications that we are going over for Teachers which we will call Education Specialists (ES). If you know of
any prospective teachers with the minimum of a Bachelor degree, have them look at our ad on Craigslist. We are hiring both part time
and full time. At last count, our enrollment was at 147. The school district made us put a cap on enrollment at 300 so if you have not
pre-enrolled or you know of interested families please let them know.
We will be offering classes on site, and the classes we offer will be determined by what classes you are interested in as well as our desire
to have each of our teachers teach a class in their area of passion. There will be many other enrichment classes available to you and more
information on them in the days to come. After the MSD signs our contract, I will send out an e-mail to you of important dates including Open
Houses, start of school, etc.
We have finalized our allotment amounts to be made available to each student. For Kindergarten- $500
First - 8th grade will receive $750 and 9-12th graders $1,000. This is based on a student who is with us through the whole school year
and is pro-rated if you enter later in the year. Information will be provided in just exactly how this works at our first open house in June.
I will let you know the date soon as we are still securing a facility.
We are very excited and look forward to serving you in the very near future. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Meeting with School Board

Our group met with the directors of the Medford School Board last night. They seem to have carefully gone over our application and each had a number of questions and concerns. Over the next couple of days, we are going to seek to answer each of their questions and respond to them accordingly. We are planning on having LCS on the agenda for an open session at the April 6th board meeting.

As you can all well imagine, Charter schools & home schools are a hot topic in education today and the board wants to be careful which is commendable and understandable. I wrote down a quote by Susan Castillo the Superintendent of public instruction for the state of Oregon delivered at the Charter School conference I attended recently. She said, "Innovation and new models always cause controversy." As an institution of education in Oregon, we desire to hold our students, staff, and families to high standards and we expect to be held to a high standard by others. We will be posting information concerning the open session on April 6 and how you can make your voice known in the next few days.