Roseburg Public Schools remains committed to the health, safety and security of our students, staff and community. The district relies on a variety of funding sources to make our schools safer, including state and federal grants, COVID relief funding and budgeting strategies to provide for annual facility operating costs and emergency improvements. Large-scale renovations and new buildings will eventually require support from the greater community via a capital improvement bond.
Learn about some of our top initiatives for the 2022-2023 school year below.
School site security
- Installation of perimeter fencing at all schools.
- Creation of single points of entry at secure front offices at each school.
- Hiring of district safety officers.
Staff and family
- All staff identified via badges/IDs.
- All visitors check in to front office.
Staff crisis response training and resources
- Staff training on "I Love U Guys" crisis response.
- Classroom emergency resources.
- Education Center Classroom to address mental health, behavioral or other needs of expelled students.
- Additional support staff to work with students experiencing mental health, behavioral or other needs at their home school.
Seismic rehabilitation funded via state grants
- A $1.2 million grant from the state Seismic Rehabilitation Grant Program for rehabilitating the gym at Fremont Middle School this summer. (These funds can only be used to retrofit existing buildings and not for new construction.)
Roseburg High School
Old Main transition
- Relocating classrooms out of the Old Main into other spaces of campus as well as into temporary modular buildings.
- Rebuild of facility would cost an estimated $30 million and would require a community investment.
- Partnering with local law enforcement and health care community to prevent and prepare for emergencies.
- Partnering with students, staff, families and community members to determine top priorities for school safety.
- An estimated $37 million in large-scale facility renovations and repairs to all existing schools will be needed to bring schools up to current health, safety, security and building code standards. These updates include:
- HVAC additions and repairs for air ventilation/filtering, temperature control
- Plumbing and electrical
- In Oregon, public school districts are expected to seek community support for new buildings and major renovations via capital improvement bonds, as State School Funding is intended for providing instruction and daily operations.