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Jared Cordon, who at the time was a candidate for the Roseburg School District Superintendent position, speaks with Roseburg High School staff and visitors at RHS.

Jared Cordon attended his first Roseburg Public Schools board meeting Tuesday as the district’s superintendent.

“There were no surprises,” Cordon said. “There was discussion about a couple items, people were in agreement, but there were some questions.”

After a welcome, the first thing Cordon did was swear in the five elected board members during the May 2019 election: Joe Garcia, Micki Hall, Rodney Cotton, Charles Lee and Rebecca Larson. Steve Patterson and Howard Johnson are also on the board but were not up for reelection in 2018.

Garcia and Patterson were reelected as the board chair and vice chair.

The board of directors approved an intercom and clock system for Winchester and Green Elementary Schools, renewing the nutrition services contract with Sodexo, spending up to $150,000 on security cameras throughout the district, and new instructional materials for K-3 and middle school health.

Roseburg High School Principal Jill Weber presented the accreditation report to the board.

“It’s really good for people to engage in discussion and just learning about things a little bit, but what’s tricky about it is there’s not always enough time,” Cordon said.

The next board meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Aug. 14 at the administrative offices at 1419 NW Valley View Drive in Roseburg.

Sanne Godfrey can be reached at sgodfrey@nrtoday.com or 541-957-4203. Follow her on Twitter @sannegodfrey.

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Sanne Godfrey is the education reporter for The News-Review.

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