The ACLU of Oregon and the Oregon Justice Resource Center are intervening in a case brought forward by Juan Anthony Sancho. The former Oregon Shakespeare Festival actor is suing Jackson County for alleged mistreatment he experienced at the county jail in 2019.
The district argues it’s facing serious financial difficulties, because of what it said is too little funding from the state. Enrollment has also declined by 3.2% districtwide over the past five years.
In April, a graphic novel version of Margaret Atwood’s dystopian story The Handmaid’s Tale was pulled from the shelves of North Medford High School after a parent complained about images of nudity, sexual assault, and suicide.