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School Board Vacancy

July 11, 2019


The La Grande School District announces a vacancy on its School Board.

The vacancy will be filled through board appointment at the Board’s August 14, 2019 regular school board meeting. The term of office will expire on June 30, 2021.

 The Board appointee must be a legally registered voter, a resident within the district for one year immediately preceding the appointment and reside in; Zone 5: Within the city limits of La Grande.

Applications for this volunteer position are available in the Superintendent’s office, La Grande School District Administrative Offices, 1305 North Willow St., from 7:30 to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday. The deadline for submitting applications is Tuesday July 30, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. Interviews will also be held on Tuesday July 30th at 6:00 p.m. For further information, you may contact Gaye Young by phone: 663-3202 or email:

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La Grande Drives -- Driver's Education Course

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Summer 2019 Session Dates/Times:

  • Classroom Instruction
  • July 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30, and August 5 (Make-up only)
  • 3 hours per class (9:00am to 12:00pm)
  • Behind the Wheel drive/observation times will be scheduled at the first class with parent/guardian
  • ODOT Requires: 6 hours driving AND 6 hour observing with ODOT Certified Instructor


  • La Grande High School, Room 7 (Mr. Wolcott’s Classroom),  708 K Ave, La Grande OR, 97850


  • Student must have a valid Oregon Driver’s permit
  • Mandatory parent orientation July 1st from 9:00am-10:00am
  • Students are only allowed to miss one class.
  • Students must attend all scheduled drives/observations


  • $250 fee paid by cash or credit card. No checks. (Fee must be paid in full at first session)
  • $460 fee for student with driver’s license or 18 or older. (Students in these situations do not qualify for ODOT scholarship of $210)
  • No refunds once student attends 2nd class.
  • Discount for students on Free/Reduced lunch of $75 but must bring Free/Reduced Lunch 
  • Notification Letter from your student’s district as proof of status to first class to receive a discount.


  • Registration open from June 17-21, 2019
  • Maximum enrollment is 25 students for each class.  If there is a high demand a second class will be offered..
  • Enrollment is based on time stamp on application.
  • Students who are not accepted will be placed on the waiting list for the next available session and notified by La Grande Drives Coordinator of status before classes start on July 1st.
  • Program Application


  • Completion of course reduces supervised driving time with parent/guardian from by 50 hours (100 hours to 50 hours).
  • Successful completion means you WILL NOT be required to take the Oregon DMV driver test to get your license.
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Strategic Planning Initiative

Lightbulb clipartThis school year La Grande School District is engaged in launching a Strategic Planning Initiative to identify and meet our future district goals, and we invite you to participate and support this journey with us!

The Strategic Planning process will result in a new Vision, Mission and Beliefs statements, 3-5 strategic goals and performance indicators to monitor student success and goal attainment.  Overall the strategic plan will help guide us with financial investments; Decision making in the best interest of students and staff; Communication, and overall focus for our school district.

We invite you to support and give feedback with this important initiative through our online survey where we ask a set of 5 questions that will help us gather information, perspectives and insights from a variety of stakeholders in this community. Information that you share will be analyzed and used to help us establish values, beliefs, goals for our school district.

We hope you can encourage as many of our fellow school district parents, staff and community members  to complete this survey.  Please contact Gaye Young or George Mendoza at 541-663-3200 for more information.


Survey is now closed, thank you for your responses.