Help Wanted! Bus Driver!

posted Dec 1, 2020, 3:48 PM by Angela Gorham   [ updated Dec 1, 2020, 3:49 PM ]


Joseph School District is in search of a full-time bus driver for morning, kindergarten and afternoon bus routes.  Other responsibilities include fueling and general maintenance of buses.  The position will also require some on-campus custodial work.  This permanent, ten-month, position is 36 hours a week, with full benefits.  A detailed job description, requirements, and applications can be collected by contacting Joseph School District, 400 E. Wm. E. Williams Ave., Joseph, OR, (541) 432-7311.  Position open until occupied. Joseph School District #6 is an EOE.  

Thanksgiving Week

posted Nov 9, 2020, 3:13 PM by Angela Gorham

Updated Mask Requirements as of 11/4/20

posted Nov 4, 2020, 11:47 AM by Angela Gorham

Updated Metrics - a note from Mr. Homan, Superintendent

posted Oct 30, 2020, 1:33 PM by Angela Gorham

Dear Parent, Students, Staff, and Community:

Today the Governor announced “new” metrics for schools to meet to be able to offer in-person education.  The new metrics for our county require us to meet these two standards to be able to stay open with K-12 in-person instruction:  1) Have less than 30 cases over 14 days and 2) Have less than a 5% positivity rate.  We must meet both standards to offer in person K-12 instruction (remain as we currently are).  Currently we meet standard number 1, but we do not meet standard number 2 (test positivity rate).  As a result, we would be able to offer K-6 in-person instruction only with 7th-12th grade moving to online learning, however, we are grandfathered in at this point so we are able to continue to offer K-12 in-person instruction.  We are grandfathered in until January 4th, 2021.  On January 4th, 2021 we must meet both standards to remain open to in-person K-12 education.   To be honest I am confident that we can meet standard 1 (less than 30 cases in two weeks), but I am worried about meeting standard 2 (less than 5% positivity rate).  We will continue to do all we can to make sure we can keep our students coming to school for in-person education, but it is definitely a team effort.  The new guidance announced today will take some time to digest, so look for more updates the first of the week as we make sense of all the updates.


Enjoy some of the last warm days of the year!


Lance Homan

Fall Conferences - November 5th-6th

posted Oct 26, 2020, 7:35 AM by Angela Gorham

Fall conferences will be Thursday Nov. 5th and Friday Nov. 6th for grades K-6. Grades 7, 9 and 12 are the only grades we do in the Fall (Grades 8, 10 and 11 we do in the Spring) and will be Thursday, Nov. 5th from 4:00-8:00 PM and Friday, Nov. 6th from 8:00-12:00. Appointments are being made with families now. Email or call Sherri Kilgore for 7-12 appts. NO SCHOOL ON THURSDAY for grades K-6. Thursday is a regular school day for 7-12.

We are hiring a Guidance Counselor

posted Oct 13, 2020, 1:00 PM by Angela Gorham   [ updated Oct 13, 2020, 3:52 PM ]



October 13, 2020

Job Title:  School Guidance Counselor

Employment Period: 2020-2021

Closing Date:  Open until filled.

Salary: Salary based on education and experience and prorated for the remainder of the school year, and includes insurance (district contribution is $1,350). District pays PERS pick-up

Apply To: Lance Homan, Superintendent

Joseph School District #6

P.O. Box 787

400 E. William E. Williams Ave

Joseph, Oregon 97846


Requirements: Letter of Application

Application – Oregon Statewide Teacher Application


Three current letters of recommendations

Final degree college transcripts

Copy of appropriate Oregon licensure for K-12 education

Equal employment opportunity and treatment shall be practiced by the Joseph School District regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, marital status, and disability if the employee, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of the position. The superintendent has been designated to coordinate compliance with these legal requirements, including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX and other civil rights or discrimination issues, the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and may be contacted at 541-432-7311 for additional information, assistance and/or compliance issues. Reasonable accommodations for the application and interview process will be provided upon request and as required in accordance with the ADA. Speech/Hearing impaired persons may contact the district for assistance through the Oregon
Telecommunication Relay Service at 1-800-735-2900.

Band and Choir Update!

posted Oct 8, 2020, 9:19 AM by Angela Gorham   [ updated Oct 8, 2020, 10:00 AM ]

We are hiring a Custodian!

posted Sep 17, 2020, 11:46 AM by Angela Gorham


Joseph School District is seeking temporary custodian for the 2020-2021 school year. Position will be 34 hours a week, located at Joseph Charter School. For a job description, requirements, and application contact the Joseph School District, 400 E. William E. Williams Ave., Joseph, Oregon (541-432-7311). Position open until filled.


Oregon Health Authority release - September 16, 2020

posted Sep 16, 2020, 3:15 PM by Angela Gorham   [ updated Sep 16, 2020, 3:18 PM ]

400 East Wm. E. Williams Ave. Ÿ P.O. Box 787 Ÿ Joseph, OR 97846

September 16, 2020


Parents and Community,


The Oregon Health Authority September 16th update, released at approximately 1:00 p.m. today, reports six (6) new cases of COVID-19 in Wallowa County.  You will find the information here:

Dr. Jeanne (OHA) has reviewed the information about the cases closely with Dr. Powers (Wallowa Co.) and at this time we have not identified any risk to the community or schools in Wallowa County.  Since Wallowa County schools reopened under the small-county exception, the districts would make any decision to transition to comprehensive distance learning based not on the county case rate (which will be much higher this week), but instead on an assessment of the spread within schools and the broader community.  OHA’s conclusion is that there is no indication of either at this time and thus a public health recommendation to shift to comprehensive distance learning is not warranted based on the information we have at this time.


Given the confidence of both our local health providers and staff from Oregon Health Authority, we are confident in our decision to keep our schools open.  We will continue to reevaluate our status and update our families and students as information becomes available. 


Thank you for your continued partnership in educating our students and keeping our community safe.





Lance Homan

Joseph School District Superintendent

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