Briscoe Community Forum

Dear Community Members,
Thank you for attending the Briscoe Community Forum held at the Ashland High School Library on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at 7:00 pm. The forum was organized by the District and facilitated by former Ashland School District teacher and administrator Dale Rooklyn. We appreciated your thoughtful questions and suggestions for next steps with Briscoe. Remember to post your comments at and in the days ahead all of your comments will be posted on this site. Please note the Power Point that was presented last night with background information and next steps is also posted on this website.
We will keep the community informed as to the timeline and next steps. The District expects to receive engineering data on all school sites including Briscoe in June 2017. A second community forum will be scheduled after that report is received. Thank you again for your interest and engagement in this process.
With respect and appreciation,
Suzanne Cusick
Ashland School District

Questions and suggestions will be posted here in the next few days as we get them transcribed.
Please check back for those.

Briscoe Forum Presentation
Small Group Feedback #1 Small Group Feedback #2 Small Group Feedback #3
Small Group Feedback #4 Small Group Feedback #5 Small Group Feedback #6
Small Group Feedback #7 Statement from Jim Young  

We Want to Hear From You!
In 2003, Briscoe Elementary School was closed due to declining enrollment in Ashland School District. Since then, the property and building have been leased to tenants, including the Oregon Child Development Center and the Lithia Arts Guild, among others.
BriscoeThe Ashland School District is currently reviewing all properties and assets, both in preparation for a potential bond issue in 2018 as well as to identify areas where we can better serve our students. We want to ensure that we are using your money and resources in accordance with the priorities and needs of the entire school community. For this, we need your help!

What: A community forum to discuss the history and future of the Briscoe school property
When: May 4, 2017 from 7:00 PM until 8:30 PM
Where: The Ashland High School Library
Please come share your thoughts and ideas with the Ashland School District administration. We will cover…
What we know…
  • The history of the Briscoe property
  • The current revenue and estimate of expenses for the property
  • A rough estimate of the deferred maintenance for the building
  • The most recent (February 2017) demographers report with a 10-year forecast for Ashland attendance
What we are waiting to get…
  • An updated estimate for maintenance and repair costs from an engineering firm (expected June 2017)
What we need to hear from you…
  • Your thoughts, ideas, feedback, stories…anything that will help us make the best decision possible for all Ashland students!
Additional Resources
Briscoe Forum FAQs
Briscoe Facility Assessment
Current Demographer Report
Ashland School District Enrollment Trends and Forecasts
Questions or Ideas? Email

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