OREGON, OH (Toledo News Now) - Oregon city schools are opening the floor for discussion. The district wants to address concerns that came up in a community survey.
Oregon residents think there is room for improvement. Only about 6 percent of those surveyed gave the district an "A." The majority of residents gave the district a "B" or "C" and nearly 15 percent gave it a "D" or "F."
The issues that seemed to come up most in the survey were the quality of education and what happens with tax money. Residents expressed concern over Oregon's effective rating, saying the majority of suburban schools have excellent ratings.
Residents also mentioned being upset about raises given to top administrators. However, they had a lot of praise for teachers with nearly 30 percent of respondents saying that is what they like most about the district.
The district's superintendent said the last few years of cuts have been tough on everyone and he is determined to mend the relationship between the community and the district.
"We need their support. We want to demonstrate to the community that we hear what their concerns are and that we're in this together. The schools and community have to exist in partnership with one another," said Michael Zalar, Oregon City Schools superintendent.
The district will hold a forum to discuss the survey May 31 at 7 p.m. in the Clay High School auditorium.