District Office‎ > ‎

Parent & Community Resources

March 13, 2019:


As a follow-up message to yesterday’s announcement of the restructuring of our schools in Harrisburg School District, this decision is totally driven by financial need to consolidate resources in order to address current and future budgetary shortfalls.  Many people are wondering if we plan to move students or teachers. Our students will have a building principal and/or an adult in charge of discipline. The 6th grade students will have Mr. Bruns as their principal and the 7th and 8th grade students will have Mr. Stauber as their principal.  

Please allow time for all of us to work out the details of who is teaching where and what grades.  Our hope is to have a plan in place by the middle of April. We plan to keep student success and safety at the forefront when making decisions about logistics surrounding the restructure.  The overall goal is to create a safe and sustainable learning environment where students and staff can be successful and proud to be a Harrisburg Eagle.



March 12, 2019


All district announcement:


In a matter of transparency I am in front of you today sharing some difficult facts of reality that eliminate the status quo of regular business in the Harrisburg School District.  Our mission reads HSD strives for academic excellence, outstanding character, and strong relationships between staff, students, families and community while supporting students’ pursuit of success and fulfillment.

In December I found out we needed to reduce our budget quickly by about $240,000.  It was decided instead of disrupting the learning environment of our students by laying off teachers in the middle of the school year, we would reduce days and possibly lay off staff with least impact on students.

One month ago our principals were taxed with the job of making reductions to their budgets.  We met last week and found out it was difficult for them to reduce to the amount necessary. This past week we received our March estimate from the state.  Along with this estimate we are tracking what is happening in the legislature. Currently the Co-chairs of the ways and means committee released their budget which was $200 million less than the Governor’s budget of $8.97 billion for k-12.  For our school district that amounted to approximately $113,000 in reduction. I’ve heard recently that they have added back $100 million so they are still $100 million short.

We are in a perfect storm so to speak, we have 90 fewer students than we did in March of 2017.  Without making any staff changes our PERS costs would’ve gone up by $277,000. A school district receives their revenue from the number of students.  If you do the quick math 90 students multiplied by $7,800 = $702,000.

Even with the reductions made by the building principals and reductions created other places we are still $235,000 over our estimated fiscal budget for 2019-20.  I’ve decided for financial reasons to restructure the school district. Beginning with the 2019-20 school year we will have two building principals with two executive secretaries.  We will be one Elementary school k-6 of approximately 445 students and one Jr/Sr High School 7-12 of 370 students. This eliminates the middle school principal and executive secretary positions for next school year.  

Moving forward I would ask that everyone remembers our vision statement of Together We Empower Students to Succeed.  The building principals will form task forces or committees to assist them in making a smoother transition. Ultimately the principals will need to make the final decisions concerning staff.  Our hope is that people will know what they are doing next year by the middle of April. I know this news is very hard to comprehend for some but it is our reality. Just like 7 years ago this district made the decision to go from a 5 day week to 4 day week for financial reasons.

Albert Schweitzer said: Example is not the main thing in influencing others.  It is the only thing. I hope that all will continue to perform your job to the best of your ability as we work through this very important transition time.  Thank you for what all of bring to Harrisburg School District.






Here is the link to TouchBase: https://intouch.lblesd.k12.or.us/harrisburg/

This is where you will pay for registration and other fees. 



Ċ
Michele McRae,
Oct 4, 2018, 3:15 PM
Ċ
Michele McRae,
May 14, 2019, 3:38 PM
Ċ
Michele McRae,
Jun 3, 2019, 12:35 PM
Ċ
Michele McRae,
Jun 3, 2019, 12:34 PM
Ċ
Michele McRae,
Dec 12, 2017, 3:53 PM
Ċ
Michele McRae,
Jan 15, 2019, 2:32 PM
Ċ
Michele McRae,
May 22, 2017, 11:09 AM
Ċ
Michele McRae,
May 15, 2018, 2:50 PM
Ċ
Michele McRae,
May 15, 2018, 2:48 PM
Ċ
HSD Web,
Jan 9, 2019, 10:00 AM
Ċ
HSD Web,
Jan 8, 2019, 12:43 PM
Ċ
HSD Web,
Jan 9, 2019, 3:24 PM
Ċ
HSD Web,
Jan 9, 2019, 3:30 PM
Ċ
HSD Web,
Jan 9, 2019, 8:44 AM
Ċ
Michele McRae,
Aug 31, 2017, 5:14 PM
Ċ
HSD Web,
Jan 9, 2019, 3:20 PM
Ċ
Michele McRae,
Aug 28, 2017, 3:35 PM
Ċ
Michele McRae,
Apr 1, 2019, 11:20 AM
Ċ
Michele McRae,
Apr 1, 2019, 11:20 AM
Ċ
Michele McRae,
Apr 1, 2019, 11:20 AM
Ċ
Michele McRae,
Jun 19, 2018, 5:06 PM
Ċ
Michele McRae,
May 19, 2017, 12:13 PM
Ċ
Michele McRae,
Aug 16, 2017, 9:34 AM