Welcome! Learn more about our community-driven bond process.

Roseburg Public Schools has begun a community-driven process to consider a capital improvement bond to address district-wide facilities needs including health and safety updates, renovation and repairs, accessibility and educational improvements. 


 

LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR SCHOOLS

Roseburg schools have a vibrant history in our community. Stay tuned here to learn more about the foundation of our schools. Information has been collected from a variety of sources including the Douglas County Museum and the book "Then to Now With Roseburg Schools: 1854-1970" by Eli S. Hall. 


 

Meet our Community Bond Development Committee members

The Community Bond Development Committee is meeting this fall to learn about the district’s safety, renovation and educational needs; prioritize capital improvement projects; and submit recommendations for a May 2022 bond measure to the Roseburg Public Schools Board of Directors.

Andrew Shirtcliff 
RPS School Board Director; Bond Development Committee Chair

Aric Groshong
Physician Director, Centennial Medical Group; Pediatric Hospitalist

Corrie Peachey-Briggs
Community member; Parent; RPS Alumni

Erica Mills
NeighborWorks Umpqua CEO; UCC Board member

Jennifer Sikes
Knife River Materials Construction Project Manager/Estimator; Parent

Joe Newton
Parent; Community member

Keith Cubic
Former Douglas County Planning Director 

Lance Colley
Community volunteer; nonprofit board member; former City Manager for the City of Roseburg

Nikki Messenger 
Roseburg City Manager

Rebecca Larson
RPS School Board Chair

Rod Cotton
RPS School Board Director

Ryan Finlay
Roseburg Tracker 

Steve Loosley
Volunteer; community advocate; small business owner

Camron Pope
REA President; RPS teacher

Jill Weber
Roseburg High School Principal

Laurie Way
RPS teacher

Kevin Wicks
RPS Teacher

Community Bond Development Committee meeting dates and times (revised):

  • Aug. 18 – 6 to 7:30 p.m.  

  • Sept. 15 – 6 to 7:30 p.m.  

  • Sept. 29 – 6 to 7:30 p.m.

  • Oct. 20 – 6 to 7:30 p.m.

  • Nov. 16 – 6 to 7:30 p.m.

  • Dec. 7 – 6 to 7:30 p.m.

SCHOOL BOND INFORMATION

Committee Member Highlights

Introducing Lance Colley, community volunteer, nonprofit board member, advocate for kids and former City Manager for the City of Roseburg.

"It is important to consider the entire community when working on any type of bond issue that will require a vote. I believe a properly conceived investment in our school infrastructure will benefit students for many years to come, but also provide opportunities for adults to embrace new community assets. I also see an investment in schools as an economic development opportunity and recruitment tool for professionals and technical employees."

Lee Paterson

Introducing Camron Pope, parent of three elementary students, fifth-grade teacher at Eastwood Elementary, president of the Roseburg Education Association. 

"I have a broad understanding of what teachers go through each day in our buildings. I am their voice in this process."

Lee Paterson

Introducing Lee Paterson, retired Superintendent of Roseburg Public Schools and community representative. 

“I hope to help build a community vision for what our schools can be."

Nikki Messenger

Introducing Nikki Messenger, Roseburg’s City Manager.

“I believe a quality K-12 education system is essential for a thriving community.” 

Steve Loosley

Introducing Steve Loosley, a volunteer, helper, community advocate and small business owner.

“I'm involved because I want our community to thrive. We need strong schools to be a healthy, livable community where families thrive, businesses flourish, and people want to be. Strong schools are foundational. I'm involved to help guide our community's investment in our schools and create a better and hopeful future.” 

Erica Mills

Introducing Erica Mills, CEO of NeighborWorks Umpqua and serves as an Umpqua Community College Board member.

“Children and schools provide the foundation upon which our community is built. A thriving, vibrant community for all, requires thriving vibrant schools.”  

Introducing Dr. Aric Groshong, a pediatric hospitalist and physician director at Centennial Medical Group.

“The health of the community is dependent on a healthy and strong school system. Without appropriate procurement and allocation of finances, our schools will not be able to continue to offer the variety and top level services that our community members are accustomed to.”