The following is the rationale and the considerations behind the decision on whether or not to delay or close school due to inclement weather. We know these decisions impact families throughout the District who may need to find alternative care for their children. The over-riding consideration in making these decisions is the safety of our students, staff and others in the community. Beyond that, the process becomes more complicated.
Welcome to Milton-Freewater Unified School District. My name is Aaron Duff and I have been the superintendent since 2019. It is an honor to continue to work in the community of Milton-Freewater. I came to this community 2004 as a High School Agriculture Teacher and FFA Advisor. The warm welcome, sense of community, and overarching alliance of providing a quality education to our youth has grounded me here.
Over the years as a MFUSD Pioneer, I have held a few different positions that have allowed me to see the district, its educators, students and community through various lenses. In 2012, I transitioned from the classroom to being an elementary principal, where I gained experience at the K-5 level. In 2017, our community showed their support by passing a bond to build a new school and modernize all buildings in the district. At that time, I was chosen to move into the Director of Operations and overseeing the $33 million of bond work. Finally, in 2019, I was appointed Superintendent.
My experiences here in Milton-Freewater continue to drive my passion and desire for creating a safe and welcoming environment that fosters the delivery of superior education to ALL.
Again, I welcome you to our district and take great pride in the students, staff and community of the Milton-Freewater School District.