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Activites for Boys & Girls, Spend Spring Break 2011 at the PAL Youth Center

Outdoor activities, Spring Break at the PAL Youth Center, Gresham Oregon. Info here!
Outdoor fun. PAL Center, Gresham

Fun & Activities for All

Spring Break 2011 is going to get CRaZy at the PAL Youth Center

When: March 21-25, 2011 10AM-5:30PM
Where: PAL Youth Center
424 NE 172nd Ave

Gresham, OR
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"Come PAL around with us!"

Boys & Girls (ages 8-18 years) are invited to enjoy Spring Break 2011 at the PAL Youth Center on 172nd (just south of NE Glisan), where the fun never ends. Spend a jamb-packed week with all your friends!

Making friends. Spring Break at the PAL Youth Center, Gresham Oregon. Info here!
Sharing ideas. PAL Youth Center

Activities include: Field Trips, Basketball Tournaments, Soccer Clinics, Pool Tournaments, Movie Madness, Arts & crafts, and more.

Arts & Crafts. Spring Break at the PAL Youth Center, Gresham Oregon. Info here!
Arts & Crafts. PAL Youth Center

Registration

Cost: $5.00 per student.

Contact Britt Fredrickson, Coordinator, PAL Youth Center, by phone at 503-256-3479, or email britt.fredrickson@portlandoregon.gov.

Reynolds School District seeks public input on 2011-12 budget. Sign-up to take the online survey

Reynolds School District wants your online budget feedback. Sign-up here!

Reynolds Tomorrow
Tough Choices: Smart Decisions

District wants your online survey feedback for proposed 2011-12 budget. Results to be posted in February

Source: The Gresham Outlook, Jan 11, 2011
By Rob Cullivan

In an effort to increase public input into its proposed 2011-12 budget, the Reynolds School District plans to gather opinions through an online survey.

The survey is part of a program called “Reynolds Tomorrow: Tough Choices – Smart Decisions,” information about which can be found at ReynoldsTomorrow.com.

Sign-up here to participate in the survey!

“At this date, the district cannot predict how much state aid will be available for the 2011-12 budget year,” the site states, adding Oregon “is facing a $3.5 billion revenue shortfall, based on the latest quarterly economic forecast in November 2010.

“The picture for the next fiscal year (2011-2012) has not come into full focus,” the site reports. “If our state allocation next year holds constant, the district may have to eliminate at least $4 million from the current operating budget.”

Reynolds selects Henstrand as superintendent through June 2011

Reynolds selects Henstrand as superintendent through June 2011.  Info here!
Joyce Henstrand

Board appoints interim leader for one year beginning July 1

The Reynolds School Board voted unanimously Thursday, May 13, to appoint Joyce Henstrand – currently the interim superintendent – the district’s permanent superintendent until June 30, 2011.

Source: The Gresham Outlook (May 14, 2010)

The board has been searching for a permanent superintendent for the past five months, and Henstrand had not applied for the position. However, Theresa Delaney Davis, the board chairwoman, said the board did not believe any of the candidates it had interviewed “was a perfect match,” and added the board was impressed with Henstrand’s work as interim superintendent.

“Since January 2010, we’ve seen remarkable progress toward our goals,” Davis said. “The district is operating within an improved organizational structure, there was increased transparency in the budget process, staff morale is improving and additional resources and supports for the students are being actively sought.

“We are pleased that Dr. Henstrand will continue the exceptional job she has been doing,” Davis said, noting, for example, that the district expects “significant” improved state test results this year.

Reynolds Education Foundation Car Rally & Roker Run: May 15, 2010 9:30AM

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Reynolds Education Foundation Car Rally & Roker Run: May 15, 2010 9:30AM. Info here!

“Ride for Reynolds”
Car Rally and Poker Run

Saturday May 15th 9:30AM

When: Saturday May 15, 2010 9:30AM
Where: Reynolds High School
1698 SW Cherry Park Rd
Troutdale, OR 97060

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Join the Fun!

Reynolds Education Foundation will host a car rally/poker run, May 15th starting at 9:30 am at Reynolds High School.

Visit district businesses to collect your poker hand and raffle tickets.

Registration is available at 503 256-2088. $25 covers your poker hand, raffle tickets, and BBQ at the end of the run back at Reynolds High School.

Reynolds board appoints interim leader after Fisher quits

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Reynolds School District Board appointed Joyce Henstrand acting superintendent Dec 21, 2009, replacing Dr Robert Fisher who quit Dec 18th over Board decision differences.
Joyce Henstrand
Jim Clark/Gresham Outlook

The Reynolds School District Board appoints acting superintendent, replacing Dr Robert Fisher

Joyce Henstrand named acting superintendent

Source: The Gresham Outlook, Dec 22, 2009
By Rob Cullivan, The Gresham Outlook

The Reynolds School District Board appointed Joyce Henstrand, 62, acting superintendent on Monday, Dec 21, 2009.

Henstrand, the district’s executive director of instruction since 2007, has worked in the district since 2003. She succeeds Robert Fisher, who resigned Dec 18th.

Since fall 2008, Fisher had led the district, and was credited by board members for straightening out the district’s financial mess. He was supposed to serve until June 30, 2010, but he quit early, citing differences with the board over policies and other issues.

Henstrand will serve in her position until the district hires a permanent superintendent. A search is under way for a permanent district leader, and Henstrand noted she plans to apply for the job.

Reynolds to rehire some laid-off teachers with extra funds from Legislature

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Reynolds to rehire laid-off teachers with extra funds from Legislature

Finally some good news.
District receives additional $6.2 million in funding

Board votes $2 million to rehire teachers, $2 million for obligations. Places $2.2 million in contingency fund.

Reynolds board votes to spend added millions now, rehire teachers

by Betsy Hammond
The Oregonian, Thursday Aug 13, 2009

A unanimous Reynolds school board voted (tonight) to spend $2 milllion to immediately hire back laid-off teachers in order to reduce class sizes before school starts Sept. 8.

A standing-room-only crowd of teachers and parents applauded loudly.

Many had testified that students would suffer from a lack of attention and individualized instruction if the district stuck to its earlier plans to eliminate one of every four teaching positions and raise class sizes to 35 or larger at most grade levels.

Reynolds School District lays off 149 teachers, more planned. Middle School students protest budget cuts

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Reynolds School District lays off 149 teachers, Middle School students protest budget cuts

Going from bad to worse,

District lays off 149 teachers, more layoffs coming. Middle School students protest planned budget cuts

Reynolds School District lays off 149 teachers

Source: The Gresham Outlook. By Rob Cullivan. May 29, 2009

The Reynolds School District is laying off 149 teachers as of Aug. 31, with the bulk of the layoffs coming among those hired in the past three years.

Faced with slashing almost $15 million from its 2009-10 budget, the district also will announce further layoffs, including among its music education staff as well as support-staff employees, according to Andrea Watson, district spokeswoman.

The teacher layoffs break down as follows: 5 teachers hired between 1996 and 2001; 42 teachers hired between 2001 and 2006; and 102 hired between 2006 and 2009.

More troubles for Reynolds. State ethics board to investigate two former, one current Reynolds employee

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More troubles for Reynolds.  State ethics board will investigate two former, one current Reynolds School District employees

Medical bills draw scrutiny.

Complaints filed against a current and two former school district administrators

Source: The Oregonian: Saturday, March 14, 2009

The state ethics commission will investigate one current and two former Reynolds School District employees for allegedly using district money to pay for unnecessary medical procedures that included cosmetic surgery and Viagra prescriptions.

The commission is responding to complaints filed by Reynolds Superintendent Robert Fisher against former Superintendent Terry Kneisler, former Human Resources Director Wayne Travillion and current Salish Ponds Elementary Principal Ed Smith.

A factor in the budget crisis?

The complaints allege that Kneisler's bills, totaling $15,000, included massages, cosmetic dental work, Viagra prescriptions and laser eye surgery for himself and his daughter.

Reynolds School District to cut $10M from budget. Final public input: Apr 1, 2009 6:30PM

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Reynolds School District to cut $10M from proposed 2009-2010 budget. Public comments wanted: Mar 16th, Apr 1st

District to cut $10M from proposed 2009-2010 budget with staff and program reductions

Public input: Apr 1st, 6:30PM

When: Wednesday, April 1, 2009 6:30PM
Where: Reynolds High School Multipurpose Room
1698 SW Cherry Park Road, Troutdale

The Reynolds School Board will hold the last of two sessions to receive public input regarding recommendations to reduce the 2009-2010 budget with proposed staffing and program cuts totaling $10 million.

Click here to view the proposed budget cuts!

“The Board invites parents, patrons and staff to fully participate in this process to shape the services received by the students within Reynolds School District,” officials said in a statement.

The Reynolds School Board plans to make a decision on expenditure reductions at the April 9, 2009, Regular Session meeting.

Reynolds School District board to cut $10M, host budget cut input sessions

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Reynolds School District to cut $10M from proposed 2009-2010 budget. Public comments wanted: Mar 16th, Apr 1st

District to cut $10M from proposed 2009-2010 budget with staff and program reductions

Public input: Mar 16th, Apr 1st

The Reynolds School Board has set two dates to receive public input regarding recommendations to reduce the 2009-2010 budget with proposed staffing and program cuts totaling $10 million.

Click here to view the proposed budget cuts!

Public Input Wanted

Don't miss this important opportunity to have your voice heard! Our children's future depends on your participation.

  • Monday, March 16, 2009 6:30PM
    HB Lee Middle School Gymnasium
    1121 NE 172nd Avenue, Gresham

  • Wednesday, April 1, 2009 6:30PM
    Reynolds High School Multipurpose Room
    1698 SW Cherry Park Road, Troutdale

“The Board invites parents, patrons and staff to fully participate in this process to shape the services received by the students within Reynolds School District,” officials said in a statement.

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