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Medford, OR 97501
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Teacher Contract Negotiations

Contract Negotiations
Building a New Collective Bargaining Agreement for our Teachers

The Medford School District and the Medford Education Association maintain a labor contract for our licensed teachers. The contract establishes pay, benefits and work rules that are fair for employees and support good service for students. Contract changes are negotiated during collective bargaining and must be approved by association members and the School Board.


Most contracts last from one to three years and expire on June 30 of a designated year. The most recent teachers’ contract ran from July 1, 2011, through June 30, 2013. In December 2013, the School Board implemented a 3-year contract. The rules for that contract remain in place while bargaining teams from each side negotiate a new agreement. To find out more about our contracts and negotiations, you can select from the links below. 


Click here to read an overview of the District's 2/13/2014 proposal.
Click to read the District's 12/12/2013 amended final offer contract proposal, which was implemented on 12/20/2013.

Click here to review the cost analysis of the District's amended final offer.

Click here to read the Association 11/19/2013 proposal.

Click here to review the cost analysis provided by the Association.

To read the 2011-13 contract, click here.

Click here to see the District's current
proposed salary increases for sample

To get the latest news regarding negotiations, you can subscribe to our news here.


February 15, 2014 - Summary of current proposals from District and Teachers Union

February 10, 2014 - Latest proposals in teacher negotiations

February 8, 2014 Comparison of strike costs and savings

February 5, 2014- Superintendent message to Parents and Community members

February 1, 2014 - School District, Union will meet Tuesday in Effort to Avert Strike

January 21, 2014 - An Overview of the Medford  School District's Most Recent Contract Proposal for Teachers

January 15, 2014 - District asks teacher union to take proposal to members for ratification

January 10, 2014  - Negotiations
meeting results in new District  proposal

 January 7, 2014 - District and Teacher Association resume  talks in effort to find agreement

December 18, 2013 Revised Paychecks in the Works for Teachers

December 13, 2013 - School Board votes to implement contract terms for teachers.

November 22, 2013 - District submits final offer to state mediator.

November 1, 2013 District Communication:  District Presents Best Offer Contract for Teachers

549C Amendment to Proposed Art XI E (3) MEA 10-14-13

September 25, 2013 District Communication - District and Teacher Union hold First Contract Mediation

August 22, 2013 District Communication - District Requests Mediation

August 6, 2013 District Communication - Counter Proposal
July 3, 2013 District Communication - Initial Proposal
May 28, 2013 District Communication
May 23, 2013 MEA-District Communication
May 16, 2013 MEA-District Communication
May 9, 2013 MEA-District Communication
April 18, 2013 MEA-District Communication
April 11, 2013 MEA-District Communication
March 14, 2013 MEA-District Communication
March 7, 2013 MEA-District Communication




549C Medford School District

Medford School District 549C Mission Statement
We are a high quality teaching and learning organization dedicated to preparing all students to graduate with a sound educational foundation, ready to succeed in post-secondary education, and to be contributing community members.

Medford Public Schools 549C recognizes the diversity and worth of all individuals and groups and their roles in society and our community. It is the policy of the Medford School Board that there will be no discrimination or harassment of individuals or groups on the grounds of age, color, creed, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation in any educational programs, activities or employment.
For District Federal Title Program compliance, please contact the Office of Federal Programs: (541) 842-3633
For District Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act compliance, please contact the Office of Special Education & Student Services: (541) 842-3628
For District American Disabilities Act compliance, please contact the Office of Human Resources: (541) 842-3625

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