It’s been a tough year at Corvallis schools, and with the academic year soon ending, we sit down with our local education leaders as they field questions from both the public and our editorial board. The goals are to look back at what’s happened and what’s been learned, and to anticipate what the next school year may bring – and to unpack the context behind all the headlines. 

There has been increased violence and behavior issues among students this last year, and a group of teachers conducted a walkout in response. Parents have also expressed concerns over the district’s social studies curriculum, and this year’s school board race touched on the roles of equity and the traditional three R’s at our area’s schools, as well. Looking ahead, this forum will also be an opportunity to explore the impacts of declining enrollments and looming budget constraints.  

Corvallis public school officials on hand to field questions:  

  • Superintendent Ryan Noss  
  • Education Association Teacher’s Union President Christa Schmeder  
  • School Board Vice-Chair Shauna Tominey  
  • Corvallis Public Schools Foundation Executive Director Angela Hibbard 

CitySpeak Town Hall Slated for Tuesday, May 30 

The livestream starts at 6:00 p.m. This forum is a chance for you to ask questions, and drill down into the specifics of what the district has done this last year, and their plans moving forward. Of course, you’re also welcome to just listen in for the conversation. As always, generous time is allotted for questions from the public. 

How to Access CitySpeak Forums 

You can watch this CitySpeak forum live on The Advocate’s  YouTube or Facebook pages, or The Corvallis Advocate website. If you can’t make the live event, the video will be available on The Advocate’s website and social media pages. 

How to Get a Question Submitted 

Viewers can submit questions before and during the forum. You can email, message us on social media, or just post your question on one of the social media posts of the event.  

CitySpeak forums are free to the public, and are co-presented by City Club of Corvallis and The Corvallis Advocate. Sponsors include Peak Sports and First Alternative Natural Foods Co-op. 

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