An independent group of citizens (Independent Citizens for Sustainable School Solutions) hired an outside consultant (Rob Saxton) with permission and funds approved from the Corbett School Board of Directors. He was tasked to help explore, define and explain some complicated issues about our school system and make some recommendations.
Rob Saxton completed his tenure with Oregon Department of Education as the first Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction in the State of Oregon. Learn more about him here.
Mr. Saxton provides a very well balanced and detailed report. He makes clear recommendations on how to move forward and do what is best for CSD. Read the “Saxton Report” March 8 2019 here.
Many of us are hoping that the school board and school district will choose to support this report and return CSD to a community school serving the majority of local kids and their needs. If CSD can refocus their efforts on what is best for all kids and this community, then we can all work to define what an appropriate bond might look like for CSD and then, finally, improve the conditions on campus for these kids.
From the last page of Rob Saxton’s Report:
“Civility and Grace
….. I ask that the individuals on all sides of these issues give each other some grace. No one is perfect or always has information that is precisely correct. We can watch current events and understand how our ability to broadly communicate can magnify any misstep, mistake, or intent. No doubt individual components of this report can be targeted and used to bolster a single point of view. Only the totality of the report however, delivers a fuller picture of the District. Please do not harm the potential to move forward in a positive way by brandishing only part of the content, whether in print, in discussion, or especially on social media.
You all clearly care deeply about your community, students, parents, teachers, and schools. Please try to assume positive intent. Check on assumptions and work together in good faith to build the Corbett you will all be proud of.”