December School Board Meeting Moved to December 8th - Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The School Board meeting scheduled for December 1st has been moved to December 8th.  The location remains the School Board room at the District Office, 6:30 p.m.

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM Schedule November 20 - December 1, 2014 - Monday, November 17, 2014

The last day of ELEMENTARY AFTER THE BELL and TALMADGE COUGAR ZONE is Thursday, November 20th, and will resume after the Thanksgiving holiday on Monday, December 1st, when the regular schedule will resume.

CHS/PAC - No PAC on Friday, November 21st.   Thanksgiving week - PAC on Monday, November 24 and Tuesday, November 25th ONLY.  Regular schedule will commence on December 1st following the Thanksgiving holiday.


Contact Us

Curriculum Department
750 S. 5th St.
Independence, Oregon 97351

Perry LaBounty, Secondary
Curriculum  and Textbook Adoptions
(503) 606- 2274

Dorie Vickery, Elementary
Curriculum  and Textbook Adoptions
(503) 606- 2626

Joanne Divan
Administrative Assistant
(503) 606- 2259

Academics & Our Students

Curriculum Development
Our curriculum is written to meet and exceed state and federal standards. It is rigorous and relevant and will help prepare our students for continuing studies, future employment and as contributing and well-informed citizens in an increasingly global society.
The district’s mission is ‘to leave no child behind’ and to nuture the skills and talents of our students within the constraints of our resources. Our staff consists of highly qualified teachers and instructional assistants who help our students achieve academic success.
Central School District 13J staff are committed to developing assessments that measure the extent to which students possess readiness for continued studies, future employment and citizen-ready skills. In addition, professionals at the State Dept of Education and educators around our state have worked to develop essential learning skills and designed assessments that are given to all students in state twice yearly – fall and spring.
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