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School Board Reviews District Progress in Annual Evaluation

10:55 PM · Feb 24, 2023

During its annual superintendent evaluation Thursday, the Roseburg School District Board of Directors reviewed the districts efforts to provide the care, support and instruction necessary for all students to graduate from high school with plans for their most successful futures. Superintendent Jared Cordon highlighted the investments made this school year, along with ongoing work, that continue to move the district’s strategic plan forward. The strategic plan calls on the district to focus on appropriate and timely instruction; effective operations; safe and inclusive environments; and leadership development. Board Chair Rev. Howard Johnson said, on behalf of the School Board, it was an honor for him to share that Cordon has continued to perform with high marks. As part of Thursday’s evaluation process, the Board of Directors unanimously agreed to extend the superintendent’s contract through June 30, 2026. The extension will go into effect July 1. “Superintendent Cordon’s proactive approach to problem solving and his ability to listen to the Board and his co-workers has given the Board the confidence to extend his contract for another year,” Johnson said. “We, the Board, developed a Strategic Plan for all the employees of the Roseburg School District to follow. I am happy to share with all, a job well done.” Under Superintendent Cordon’s leadership, the district has taken steps to increase opportunities for students. Updated reading and math curriculum is intended to inspire a love of learning and better prepare students for successful futures. The district also continues to strengthen Career Technical Education programs (vocational ed) that place students on pathways to high-demand, high-wage careers. And increased access to athletics and extracurricular programs provides students with additional opportunities to build strong relationships and learn key life skills. The district has also embarked on several strategies to improve school facilities throughout the district. Most notably this school year, the district has improved building security through fencing, visitor management systems, and the hiring of security officers, among other work. “This is not only an individual assessment, but an assessment of the district as a whole,” Johnson said. “We have a fully dedicated team of classified, licensed and administrative staff who are focused as one to provide the best for our students.” Cordon said he is grateful to serve students, staff, families, and the community. “I look forward to continuing efforts to improve academic achievement and prepare our students to become happy and proud high school graduates who will go on to contribute positively to their communities,” he said.