Report Card on Corvallis Schools: An exit interview with Superintendent Erin Prince by Senator Sara Gelser

Erin Prince

When: 12 noon, Monday, June 6.

Where: Boys & Girls Club of Corvallis, 1112 NW Circle.

As Corvallis Public Schools Superintendent Erin Prince prepares to depart the district, the City Club of Corvallis will host a conversation about the education our city’s children receive and the challenges and opportunities our schools face. State Senator Sara Gelser will moderate. They will be joined by Ryan Noss, who will become interim superintendent after Prince’s departure on August 15.

Prince has served our city schools since 2011. Among her most notable accomplishments are significant improvement in graduation rates and the implementation of the fifth-year program, Running Start. When she joined the district, four-year graduation rates were 67.5% and have steadily climbed to a new high of 86%. The fifth-year completion rate grew from 83% in 2011 to 93% last year.

Prince has accepted a position as Vice President of Education Policy for the Chalkboard Project of Foundations for a Better Oregon.

Noss served as the assistant superintendent in Lebanon before taking a position as student services director with the Corvallis district in 2015. He oversees K-12 curriculum, instruction, assessment, and special education programs.

Gelser began her career in elected politics as a Corvallis Public School Board Member, and now as a senator, she chairs the Committee on Human Services and Early Childhood and serves on the Committee on Education.

Attendance is free of charge, and there will be generous time allotted for anyone wishing to offer questions or comments.

Doors will open at 11:30 at the Boys & Girls Club, 1112 NW Circle. The meeting will begin at 12 noon and conclude by 1:15. A catered lunch is $10 for members and $15 for nonmembers. To reserve lunch, FILL OUT THIS FORM by Friday, June 3.

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