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Good-neighbor transportation options

available for Lakeridge Homecoming

If you’re heading to the homecoming game at Lakeridge High School on Friday, you can help the school maintain its good neighbor practices by walking or taking a shuttle.

Beginning at 6 p.m., free shuttles will run about every 15 minutes from Lakeridge Junior High School, 4700 Jean Road, said Nancy Duin, the Lake Oswego School District’s communications director. The game starts at 7 p.m., and the shuttle will carry you home after the football game.

Drivers are encouraged to carpool because of very-limited parking available at Lakeridge, Hazelia Field, C3 Church and the former Palisades Elementary School.

“Please do not park in the neighborhoods; access to nearby streets will be limited to local traffic only,” Duin said.

District forms Start-Time Task Force

Michael Musick, the Lake Oswego School District’s executive director of school management, has established a School Start-Time Task Force to study the possible benefits of changing the time at which the first morning bell rings at the high schools.

Members of the task force will include parents, students and staff members from all school levels. Task force members will study the workability of changing the start time and will craft recommendations for LOSD Superintendent Heather Beck.

The group’s duties will include studying adolescent biorhythms and school success and the experiences of other school districts, while also evaluating the potential impact on other grade levels of a new start time for the high schools. The task force’s other duties will include outreach to the community. The group’s findings must be submitted to Beck no later than Dec. 5, and could be implemented in the 2017-18 school year.

The task force meetings, which started last week, are not open to the public, but will be held weekly through the end of October.

For more information, call 503-534-2000.

Meet new teachers’ union team

The Lake Oswego Education Association introduced its new leadership team at a Lake Oswego School Board meeting earlier this month. After three years with Laura Paxson-Kluthe at the helm, the teachers’ union has a new leader: David Finkelman, a Lakeridge Junior High School social studies teacher, will serve as president.

Other officers include:

Laura Paxson-Kluthe, LOHS social studies teacher, past-president;

Kathy Jaco, Westridge Elementary School fifth-grade teacher, vice-president;

Kelly Fitzsimmons, Lake Oswego Junior High School social studies teacher, political action chairwoman;

Gerrit Koepping, Lake Oswego High School social studies teacher, bargaining chairman;

Dan Kumprey, LOHS math teacher, secretary;

Rhonda Broadfoot, social studies teacher at Lakeridge Junior High, insurance chairwoman; and

Ursula Wolf-Rocca, LOHS social studies teacher, contract maintenance chairwoman.

— The Review