We are a dedicated group of teachers, administrators, and support staff working diligently to help students excel academically and become confident, self-reliant young adults.

Central School District promotes nondiscrimination and tolerance in its work and learning environments so they are free of harassment or intimidation based on or because of an individual's race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, marital status, orientation, or age in compliance with statutes and OAR 581-022-1140.

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The tasks set before educators and school systems today are much different than they have been in past years. Due to ongoing reforms, Central School District is hard at work restructuring our curriculum, instruction, and support systems so that we can effectively address the new accountability expectations expressed in federal and state laws.

However, as we work on student academic excellence, we keep in mind the history and traditions that have been part of Monmouth and Independence.  Our athletic and extra-curricular programs have been strong and we are ensuring that this continues.  Our partnerships with the City of Monmouth, the City of Independence, and Western Oregon University are expanding and we have developed some wonderful new initiatives like our Tutor Academy program.

We are seeing improvement on all fronts, and I am pleased most by the renewed focus on academic excellence and rigor.

I invite you to visit our schools and attend our regularly scheduled School Board meetings.  Your voice and participation is always welcome!

Buzz Brazeau, Superintendent
Central School District 13J


As of Wednesday, October 7th, all schools are operating on normal schedules.  

Update on the threat against Central High School that was rumored on social media Tuesday night:

At approximately 9:30pm the text of a group chat was posted to Twitter. That posting soon went viral and within 10 minutes, the School District and the Independence Police Department were in communication and investigating the situation.

Through that investigation, we were able to determine, with a reasonable level of certainty, the source of the rumor. A plan was developed to address the perceived threat while opening school as usual on Wednesday. At that time, a message was sent to parents and staff of the high school, and information was posted to the District and High School Facebook pages and website.

The IPD and MPD coordinated to provide additional presence at all buildings on Wednesday and will continue to do so as warranted. Those involved in the threat have been contacted by police, who will continue to investigate, and deal with each individual as appropriate.

In the meantime, I would like to compliment the staff who followed procedures to ensure the safety of all students, and encourage all of us to participate in keeping our District safe. We will get back to normal as soon as possible.

Thank You,
Buzz Brazeau Superintendent



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District Administration Office
750 S. 5th Street.
Independence Oregon, 97351
Phone: (503) 838-0030
Fax: (503) 838-0033

Buzz Brazeau
Superintendent of Schools

Rich McFarland
Assistant Superintendent/ HR Director

Cec Koontz
Business  Manager

Julia Heilman
Director of Special  Programs

Julie Sassor
Administrative Manager