In May, 2019 Medford School District announced plans to have their students currently attending the SOESD PDHH classrooms hosted in Central Point School District (CPSD) instead be served by the SOESD PDHH program in resource classrooms located in Medford schools during the 2020-21 school year.
Medford School District (MSD) has now informed SOESD that MSD no longer intends to move forward with these plans, but has determined that students should remain in the SOESD PDHH program located in CPSD.
This means that the current SOESD PDHH classrooms hosted by CPSD will continue to serve MSD students as well as other students in the Rogue Valley whose IEP teams determine this model of service best meets the students’ needs.
MSD parents have received a letter directly from MSD Special Education Director Tania Tong on this matter, indicating the decision was based on several factors, with the most important one being that MSD wants students to remain with a community in which they are experiencing success and belonging.
SOESD Special Education Director Susan Peck has followed up with a letter to all parents/guardians of students in SOESD’s PDHH classrooms located in CPSD to provide an update on MSD’s decision.
SOESD looks forward to continuing to serve students who are deaf or hard of hearing in our PDHH resource classrooms.