Jefferson Co. school board member Jamie Hurd steps down to take teaching job

Jamie Hurd

A member of the Jefferson County School District 509J school board is stepping down — to get into the classroom.

The district announced Jamie Hurd will be taking a science teacher position at Jefferson County Middle School in the upcoming school year.

“It has been the honor of my life to serve this District as a school board member. I feel like I’ve had a front-row seat to see the amazing work our teachers and staff do with our students on a daily basis,” Hurd said in a statement. “This decision is bittersweet but I am excited to take my passion for education to the next step and serve our families and students in a different capacity as a science teacher at JCMS.”

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Board members cannot be employed by the district, so Hurd has to step down. Her six-year run as a board member will end July 31.

The board will now have to select someone to replace Hurd, who has two years left in her four-year term.

Those interested in serving on the board have until July 7 to apply. They must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a legally registered voter in Jefferson County
  • Resident in JCSD 509J’s boundaries for at least one year
  • Cannot be an employee of JCSD 509J

Those who are interested can fill out the application materials posted on the District website. They can also pick up a hard copy at the Student Support Building at 445 SE Buff St. in Madras. 

For more information, contact Tessa Bailey at the main office. (541) 475-6192 or

The board will name a successor on July 14. That person will be formally appointed in August and serve until June 30, 2025.


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