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We have a lot to be proud of at Mitchell School. Our dedicated staff of six classroom teachers and support staff of ten welcome our students daily for quality instruction and direction to meet the diverse learning needs of our 67 students.
Our on-campus boarding residence for high school students brings a unique flavor to the school. With international exchange students from six countries plus a mix of students from across Oregon, Washington and Nevada, the "dorm" students bring their worldly perspectives to our small town in Central Oregon.
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This Week's Activities
Summer Office Hours -
Monday - Thursday, 7:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Any changes from these hours will be posted.
This week the office will be open on July 1. The office will reopen on Monday, July 13.
Job Postings -
High School Language Arts and Social Studies open until filled.
Bus Driver open until filled.
Registration - August 12 and 13.
Dorm opens - Saturday, August 15.
Fall Sports - Begin Monday, August 17.
New School Year Begins - Thursday, August 20, 2015
Notice of Intent to Award Sole-Source Contract to K12 Virtual Schools, LLC for School Administration, Online Curriculum and Technology Support (Protest Deadline June 27, 2015)
Insight School of Oregon Painted Hills Notice of Sole-Source Procurement
(Notice Published June 20, 2015 in the Oregonian)
Insight School of Oregon – Painted Hills is an Oregon non-profit corporation initially established in 2012. The purpose of incorporation was to establish a Kindergarten through 12th grade Oregon public charter school which would feature curriculum developed by K12, Inc., and for which the day-to-day management of the virtual school would be administered by K12 Virtual Schools, LLC, in a turn-key fashion. During the three-year period beginning with the 2012-13 school year and concluding at the end of this month, the Insight Board – under the name Insight School of Oregon Charter Option – operated this Kindergarten through 12th grade public charter school under a charter sponsored by the Crook County School District.
Pursuant to Chapter 338 of the Oregon Revised Statutes, the Insight Board has entered into a new charter agreement with Mitchell School District #55. The terms of this Mitchell School District charter provide that the Insight Board will contract with K12 Virtual Schools, LLC, for online curriculum, school administration and management, and technology support to establish and operate a virtual public charter school for students in grades seven through twelve (7-12). The new school, Insight School of Oregon – Painted Hills, primarily will serve students who are considered academically at risk and need a different learning environment than what is offered by traditional neighborhood schools or other virtual schools. The Insight Board expects many of the school’s students will choose to participate in the school’s vocational development Career Pathway Program, which allows students to identify a preferred career pathway so that the school can then align curriculum and academic guidance to the student’s chosen career pathway.
The three primary categories of goods and services, which the Insight Board has received under its contract with K12 Virtual Schools, LLC, during the past three years have been: (1) online lesson plans and curriculum delivered online directly to Insight School’s teachers and students; (2) day-to-day administration and management of Insight School; and (3) technology support to ensure the school’s students and teachers are able to interact and remain connected at all relevant times to the Insight virtual school. As stated in the Mitchell School District/Insight School of Oregon – Painted Hills Charter School Contract, the Insight Board plans again to contract with K12 Virtual Schools, LLC, to supply these same three categories of goods and services to Insight School of Oregon – Painted Hills. While most of the curriculum products are delivered online, some paper books and other non-virtual learning tools are provided to some students as part of the K12, Inc. curriculum and lesson plans. The Insight Board has determined that the product it seeks to contract for a turnkey managed and administered online school utilizing the K12, Inc. curriculum and lesson plans is available only from K12 Virtual Schools, LLC. If negotiations are successful the Insight Board plans to award a sole-source contract for this package of goods and services to K12 Virtual Schools, LLC.
The Insight Board desires to establish Insight School of Oregon – Painted Hills at the earliest possible opportunity so that prospective students who presently are investigating schools choices for the academic year beginning September 2015 have the option of selecting Insight School of Oregon – Painted Hills. Accordingly, any person or entity that could be an Affected Person must make any protest to this sole-source determination on or before June 27, 2015. Any potentially-Affected Person who desires to obtain information or has questions about the proposed sole-source procurement should contact the Insight Board’s attorney, Michael G. Neff, Haglund Kelly, LLP, at (503) 225-0777 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Insight Board anticipates beginning negotiating contract terms with K12 Virtual Schools, LLC immediately and desires to conclude negotiations and to finalize the contract after June 27, 2015.
The Mitchell School District #55 prohibits discrimination against any person in the school and programs of the district.
The mission statement of the Mitchell School District is to empower students as effective problem solvers, lifelong learners and productive members in a global society.