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Vail Meadows, a therapeutic horse farm on Cedar Point Road, plans to form a new charter school. But first it needs a sponsor.
Officials from the 25-acre riding center requested sponsorship from the Oregon school board at a special board meeting on Monday. The special meeting was called because Vail has until March 15 to submit its application to the state to create a charter school, which requires sponsorship. But the board took no action.
Serenity Farm Equestrian Center no longer offers therapy dogs. The center’s three areas of focus are: therapeutic riding, equine assisted counseling and providing area students with educational field trips to the farm. The Press regrets the error.
The Oregon Recreation and Parks Committee will host a public hearing on Tuesday, March 13 at 7 p.m. in council chambers, 5330 Seaman Road, to gauge whether there is public support for the construction of a multi-use recreation/community facility.
“We’re looking for public input on the potential for moving forward with a new recreation design and get some indoor facilities,” said Council President Tom Susor.
The Benton-Carroll-Salem school board is anticipating increases in class size and a reduction in intervention service for students as a result of recently approved spending cuts totaling more than $2 million.
Jeff Dornbusch, board president, said the spending reductions will affect personnel in every department.
The Oregon school board is focusing on making significant changes in the district’s core curriculum that are expected to be implemented within the next few years.
“This is going to apply to all of our students within the context of our school districts,” Diane Gadus, vice president of the school board, said at a special meeting on March 5. “This is a major overhaul of our educational system here in Oregon City Schools. In essence, it’s going to change the context of education as you and I had experienced when we were back in elementary, middle school and high school. So it’s going to look nothing like we’ve experienced.”
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