What IS Systemic Change?

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Since the Board of Education will no longer be providing video-taping for cablecast (effective July, 2002), suspended delivery of the "Molalla River Reporter" and stopped communication with the "Educational Ambassadors" (September, 2002) I have tried to provide information regarding education concerns for interested persons:

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Board of Education

Sept 10

5-6:30 p.m.

Flip a Burger with a teacher

Middle School

6:30-8:00 p.m.

Open House

(Karyn, Jim, Mary, Deneen)

Sept 12


Regular Board Meeting

City Library

Sept 16

6:00 p.m.

OSBA Fall Regional Meeting

Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel

Sept 17

6-7:45 p.m.

Open House

(Steve, Ralph)

Sept 18

6:30-7:45 p.m.

Open House

Molalla Elementary (Jim, Janette)

Sept 19

7-8:00 p.m.

Open House

Dickey Prairie
(Jim, Janette, Deneen)

Sept. 23

6:30 p.m.


Systemic Change

Sept 23

7-8:00 p.m.

Open House

Maple Grove
(Mary, Karyn)

Sept 24

7:00 p.m.

Open House

High School
(Steve, Ralph)

Sept 25

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Open House

Rural Dell
(Jim, Deneen)

Oct 1

7:00 p.m.

Public Forum

MHS – Commons
Superintendent Search

Oct 3

5:30-8:00 p.m.

Sausage Feed/Open House

(Janette, Karyn, Deneen)

Oct 10

7:30 p.m.

Regular Board Meeting

City Library

Oct 17

6:00 p.m.


City Library
Bob Burns – Supt. Search

Oct 24

6:30 p.m.

Sp. Bd. Meeting/Worksession Maple Grove

MHS Strategic Planning

Nov 14

7:30 p.m.

Regular Board Meeting

City Library

Nov 15-17

OSBA Annual Convention

Marriott Hotel

Nov 19

Fall Sports Awards


Nov 21

7:00 p.m.


Dickey Prairie
















Board of Education
Updated 3/03/03

March 3-7                      Board conducts interviews           Farmstead Inn
                                                    March 3        3:30 –8:00 p.m.

March 4, 10:30 a.m.          Student Roundtable                   Middle School
                                                                         Ralph (Mary), Karyn, Jim

March 6  5:30 p.m.            Superintendent Interview             MES/staff room
            6:30 p.m.            Executive Session                      MES/Staff room
            7:30 p.m.            Regular Meeting                       MES/cafeteria

March 7  12:00-12:30 p.m.   Staff Roundtable                      District Office

March 11 7:00 p.m.            Worksession/Budget                   MES – Cafeteria

March 11-15                    Board conducts visits to candidates’ home district

March 17  6:00 p.m.           Special Board Meeting (Ex. Session) MHS/Library
                                    Superintendent Search – Identify Finalists

March 18-19                    Public Forum to meet finalists       MHS Commons
Final interviews (Ex. Session)

March 20  6:30 p.m.           Special Meeting/Worksession        Mulino
                                    Energy Efficiency and Air Quality Improvement
                                                  Auditor’s Report
                                              Mickey Harvey & Students – Drug & Alcohol Abuse
Teaching Tolerance – Jesse Luna

March 24 – March 28          SPRING BREAK

March 28 – 30                  Board representative and legal counsel meet to discuss terms and conditions of employment with finalist(s)

April                              Special Board Meeting
                                   Announce selection of new executive

April 9 2:30 p.m.              Staff Roundtable                       Middle School

April 10 7:30 p.m.             Regular Board Meeting                City Library

April 15 11:30-12:45 p.m.   Staff Roundtable                       Clarkes
                                                                              Ralph, Jim

April 15 7:00 p.m.            Worksession/Budget                   MES/Cafeteria

April 24 7:00 p.m.            Worksession                              Rural Dell

May 7   3:35 p.m.            Staff Roundtable                        Dickey Prairie

May 6   7:00 p.m.            Budget Committee Meeting           MES/Cafeteria

May 8   7:30 p.m.            Regular Board Meeting                 City Library

May 13 7:00 p.m.            Budget Committee Meeting            MES/Cafeteria

May 15 11:30-1:00 p.m.    Staff Roundtable                        Maple Grove

May 20 7:00 p.m.            Budget Committee Meeting           MES/Cafeteria

May 22 7:00 p.m.            Worksession                             Middle School

June 4                         LAST DAY OF SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS

June 7                         High School Graduation

June 12 7:15 p.m.           Budget Hearing                           City Library
          7:30 p.m.           Regular Board Meeting

June 19 7:00 p.m.          Worksession                                City Library
                                             School Improvement Plans