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  • The Medford School Board has some new members and a mandate to continue moving in the same direction, thus the board should extend the superintendent's contract.
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  • The Medford School Board has some new members and a mandate to continue moving in the same direction, thus the board should extend the superintendent's contract.
    Those who voted elected members who can work favorably with Phil Long. The 83 percent who didn't vote demonstrated that there was no groundswell against the school's direction and Superintendent Long.
    After the school board elections, a member played politics in trying to terminate Long's contract before July when the new board would be seated. This member should resign. A school board member should not play politics.
    The majority of voters cast their votes against those who did not support Superintendent Long. This political member ignored the wishes of the voters. Is this the same member who was bossy toward a teacher?
    Ninety percent of those who started school in the Medford School District graduate. This means that the district has standards that are met, thus, the district has an excellent group of teachers.
    Sixty-four percent of high school students graduate. Most new students are far behind in reading and writing. Even a 100 percent effort by the teachers is not enough to keep low-skilled students from becoming frustrated and quitting. — Bill Hartley, Medford
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