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.



Parenting Classes Offered by Polk County Commission for Children & Families

The Polk County Commission for Children & Families is offering parenting classes.  If you are interested in registering, please click on the following link:  If you want more information, please contact the Polk County Commission for Children & Families - 503-623-9664.

State Report Cards

The 1999 Oregon State Legislature enacted law requiring public access to information about community schools annually.  This information is available through the Oregon Dept of Education website.  This report card provides information about teacher qualifications and experience, student achievement, attendance, and graduation rates.

The Central School District  and its schools' report cards are available online @ 

If you have questions about the information in this report, please feel free to call the district or school administrators for clarification.


The Central 13J Achievement Compact represents an agreement between the 13J School Board and the Oregon Education Investment Board (OEIB), headed by Dr. Rudy Crew. These Compacts are required by Oregon state law and are one part of the state's goal to have all students college and career ready, with 100% graduation at a high level of performance by 2025. The "Summary" forms give a snapshot of the state benchmark goals and Central's first target along this path to 2025. The "Disagg" forms show the same goals by disaggregated subgroups of students because we want to see ALL of Oregon's students achieve at high levels.

The 13J Achievement Compact has been approved by the OEIB. The School Board has appointed an Achievement Compact Advisory Committee who will work this year on implementing the district's goals and setting the Achievement Compact for the 2013-2014 school year.

Please click on the following links to the district's Achievement Compact and documents for more information:  Achievement Compact 2012 by percentage, Achievement Compact 2012 by number, Achievement Compact 2012 Disaggregated by percentage, and 13J Achievement Compact 2012 Disaggregated by number. 


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