Redmond School District Board of Directors Selects Dr. Charan Cline for Superintendent

The Redmond School District Board of Directors has announced its selection of Dr. Charan Cline of Yamhill, Ore. for the position of superintendent.

The board of directors hosted interviews with four finalists on March 9 and March 10. Each candidate participated in a thorough series of interviews including a community stakeholder panel, school tours, executive leadership interviews and an interview with the board of directors. The board selected Cline as the final candidate during a special board meeting held on Tuesday, March 31.

“After a nationwide search and considerable input from the community, the board is pleased to announce the selection of our next superintendent, Charan Cline,” shared Tim Carpenter, Redmond School District Board Chair. “We look forward to working with Charan to continue the great work that is happening in the Redmond School District.”

Dr. Charan Cline currently serves as superintendent of Yamhill Carlton School District. In his 19 years as a school administrator, he has served as a high school assistant principal, a middle school principal, a district school improvement director, and a superintendent. Cline holds a …

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RSD Team Spotlight: Talitha Gray

For as long as I can remember I knew I was going to be a teacher. I didn’t think I was going to be a special education teacher, but after my first year in special education I felt like I belonged.

I started working at Vern Patrick Elementary School in the life skills classroom as an instructional assistant and records manager 13 years ago. After five years I left to complete a Master’s in Education program while subbing in various positions and schools in Redmond. This is my fifth year at M. A. Lynch Elementary as a special education teacher and I love working with the Lynch team! 

My role is to partner with parents, teachers, outside services, administrators and building staff to help create and implement plans for supporting student success. Our team at Lynch does an incredible job working together to use all resources available to support kiddos and give them access to the classroom and instruction at their level. 

This is my second year as part of the leadership team, and I have learned a lot from …

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Redmond School District COVID-19 Closure Meal Distribution

Redmond School District has established a food distribution program to provide a free, prepackaged breakfast and lunch to any child 18 years and under during the statewide COVID-19 school closure.

Beginning Monday, March 16th, children ages 18 and under can receive one free prepackaged breakfast and lunch at Redmond High School from the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Food distribution will occur in the school visitor parking lot.

Meal distribution dates and time are as follows:

March 16 – April 28: 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Monday – Friday

No identification will be required to receive a meal. Attendees will receive one bag per child, 18 and under. Children are not required to be present to receive a meal. Parents or guardians may also pick up a week’s worth of meals at one time. 

For additional assistance, the district suggests contacting these community partners:

NeighborImpact

United Way of Deschutes County 2-1-1

Distrito Escolar de Redmond Coronavirus COVID-19 Cierre y Distribución de Comidas

El Distrito Escolar de Redmond ha establecido un Programa de Distribución de Alimentos para …

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Redmond School District Board of Directors Announces Superintendent Finalist Lineup

Redmond, Ore – The Redmond School District Board of Directors has announced four finalists for the position of Superintendent to be interviewed on March 9 and 10. 

Finalists include Dr. Charan Cline, Superintendent, Yamhill Carlton School District in Yamhill, Ore.; Dr. Lexi Cunningham, Superintendent of Salt Lake City School District in Salt Lake City, Utah; Lee Loving, Principal of Ridgeview High School in Redmond, Ore.; and Pablo Ortega, English Learners Program Director for Des Moines Public Schools in Des Moines, Iowa.

Dr. Charan Cline, Superintendent, Yamhill Carlton School District

Dr. Charan Cline has been the Superintendent at Yamhill Carlton School District since 2012. Cline was raised in Southern Oregon and graduated from Glendale High School. Cline served in the United States Army and after discharge earned a degree in secondary education from Western Oregon State College. He spent six years as a high school social studies teacher then transitioned into administration. In 19 years as a school administrator, he has served as a high school assistant principal, …

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Redmond School District Board of Directors Seeks Volunteers for Superintendent Finalist Community Panel

The Redmond School District Board of Directors invites members of the community to help in the final stages of choosing the district’s next Superintendent by applying for the Community Stakeholder Panel.

The Redmond School District Board of Directors will publicly announce finalist candidates for the Superintendent role on March 4, 2020. In person interviews with each finalist will occur on March 9 and 10 and will include an interview with the Community Stakeholder Panel.

The Community Stakeholder Panel is a volunteer panel of individuals that will be chosen by lottery. The panel will consist of parents, staff members, students, community members and district administrators. 

Those interested in the finalist panel must be able to attend all interview sessions tentatively scheduled for:

Monday, March 9th, 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 10th, 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

“The Board values the input of parents, students, staff members and community leaders in this critical process,” shared Tim Carpenter, Redmond School District Board Chair. “We encourage anyone who is interested in participating in this panel to apply as we select …

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Redmond School District Prepares to Lower Class Size in Primary Grades

Hello Redmond School District community,

Redmond School District is poised to make a significant investment to improve opportunities and outcomes for our students through the use of funds generated by the Student Success Act.

These investments are strongly informed by stakeholder input. In the fall of 2019 the District launched a comprehensive community engagement process to listen to students, parents, community members and local community leaders as to what is working and what needs improvement in our schools. The District engaged in conversations with students, parents and community members in 20 different listening sessions. In addition, the district conducted surveys with more than 700 respondents to identify what our community prioritizes in regards to education. One of the strong themes that emerged from this process is that our community greatly values smaller class sizes, a key priority of the Student Success Act. 

After listening to the community’s feedback our plan is to prioritize investment of some of the Student Success Act funds toward class size reduction. We are currently exploring what a class size reduction will look like in the …

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Redmond School District Graduation Rate Surpasses State Average

Redmond, Ore – Redmond School District is proud to announce its 2018-2019 graduation rate for the district is 84.3 percent, which is all inclusive, district wide graduation rate.

This puts Redmond School District among the highest district graduation rates in the region and four percentage points higher than the state average of 80%.

The district is proud of the upward trend of student graduation rates with an increase of more than 14 percentage points since 2013-2014. Redmond School District also happy to report a steady increase in the district’s five year completer rate at 86.4% which includes graduates, plus students who earned a GED or other form of high school diploma.

The district’s historical four year cohort graduation rates are illustrated in the following table:

2018-19 

Four-Year Cohort 

Graduation Rate

2017-18

Four-Year Cohort

Graduation Rate

2016-17

Four-Year Cohort

Graduation Rate

2015-16

Four-Year Cohort

Graduation Rate

2014-15

Four-Year Cohort

Graduation Rate

2013-14

Four-Year Cohort

Graduation Rate

84.30

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Redmond School District Graduation Rate Surpasses State Average

Redmond School District is proud to announce its 2018-2019 graduation rate for the district is 84.3 percent, which is an all inclusive, district wide graduation rate.

This puts Redmond School District among the highest district graduation rates in the region and four percentage points higher than the state average of 80%.

The district is proud of the upward trend of student graduation rates with an increase of more than 14 percentage points since 2013-2014. Redmond School District also happy to report a steady increase in the district’s five year completer rate at 86.4% which includes graduates, plus students who earned a GED or other form of high school diploma.

The district’s historical four year cohort graduation rates are illustrated in the following table:

2018-19 

Four-Year Cohort 

Graduation Rate

2017-18

Four-Year Cohort

Graduation Rate

2016-17

Four-Year Cohort

Graduation Rate

2015-16

Four-Year Cohort

Graduation Rate

2014-15

Four-Year Cohort

Graduation Rate

2013-14

Four-Year Cohort

Graduation Rate

84.30

82.86

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School Board Member Recognition Month

Redmond School District celebrates ‘School Board Recognition Month’

Redmond School District will join the other 196 school districts throughout Oregon to celebrate January as “School Board Recognition Month”.

Our school board members spend countless hours of unpaid time working to provide the best possible education for our students. They also serve as the corporate board of directors for one of our community’s largest employers. Celebrating School Board Recognition Month is one way to say thanks for all they do!

School board members represent their fellow citizens’ views and priorities in the complex enterprise of maintaining and running the community’s public schools. They also reinforce the principle of local control over public education, which is an important, highly valued aspect of education in Oregon.

The school board’s main goal, is to support student achievement. To achieve that goal, the board focuses on the following needs:

Creating a vision for what parents and citizens want their school district to become and how to make student achievement the top priority  Setting standards for what students must learn and be able to do  Assessing whether …

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Stories to Celebrate: Redmond Teachers Garner Recognition for Dedication to Agriculture in the Classroom

The Redmond community has long been known for its agricultural heritage and prowess. The District is proud to have many strong agricultural educators who choose to skillfully weave the concepts of agriculture into the classroom in a way that excites, engages and inspires students of all ages. 

2019 was a year to remember as two Redmond School District educators were recognized on a national level for their skill and commitment to agriculture in the classroom. Dawn Alexander of Tom McCall Elementary and Lance Hill of Redmond High School were both highlighted for their work and we’re proud to share their stories in our last Stories to Celebrate of 2019.

Dawn Alexander is a 5th grade teacher at Tom McCall Elementary School. Dawn has more than 35 years of teaching experience and has been integrating agriculture into her elementary classrooms since she began teaching in Nevada. Early in her teaching days Dawn became acquainted with Agriculture in the Classroom, a National organization dedicated to supporting teachers with agriculture studies and resource materials for classroom instruction.

This summer, Dawn was honored …

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