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  News Release
The following is a news release from the Oregon Teacher Standards and Commission. If there are more details that we can provide for you, please feel free to contact us (see Contact Us).
  Released: Wednesday, July 11, 2007 at 5:00 PM
The next meeting of the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission on August 1-3, 2007, will be held at the Red Lion Hotel, 304 SE Nye Avenue, Pendleton Oregon in their Cayuse Room. The Red Lion Hotel Pendleton is located off of I-84 at Hwy 11, just one mile from the city center and minutes from the Pendleton Airport. The hotel's telephone number is 1-541-276-6111. For additional information, please visit the hotel's Web site at http://redlion.rdln.com/HotelLocator/HotelOverview.aspx?metaID=35.

Following is an outline of the agenda to assist you in determining your travel and lodging needs if you plan to attend any or all of this meeting. On Wednesday, August 1st, the Commission will consider Preliminary Business, Program Approval Issues, Licensure Issues, and Consideration of Discipline Policy Issues. On Thursday, August 2nd, the Commission will address Commission Business Issues and then recess at noon to allow time to sightsee and participate in activities in Pendleton. On the morning of Friday, August 3rd, the Commission will meet in executive session to consider disciplinary cases. Any unfinished agenda items will also be considered on that day. The final agenda, listing agenda items and attachments, will be available on our Web site approximately 10 days prior to the meeting.

Lodging arrangements have been made for Commissioners to stay at the Red Lion Pendleton. TSPC does have a small block of rooms reserved. You will be responsible for making your reservation and the cost of your room, tax and incidentals. Non smoking queen/queen rooms are available for $79.95. Non-smoking king rooms with a view are available for $65. There are a small number of non-smoking queen rooms available at $60 per night. Cut-off date to secure a room under Oregon Teacher Standards & Practices Commission room block is July 16, 2007. Please contact the Red Lion at 541-276-6111 to reserve your room as soon as possible.

The on-site Coffee Garden is open daily for breakfast and lunch. The hotel will present you with a coupon good for 15% off breakfast in their Coffee Garden. Dexter's restaurant is open evenings serving Italian / American fare for dinner. The Red Lion Lounge is open Monday through Saturday. Dexter's and the lounge both offer a beautiful view of the surrounding Blue Mountains.

During the meeting, morning refreshments will be provided. Lunch will be catered on Wednesday and Friday. For your dinner arrangements and entertainment options, visit the Pendleton Chamber of Commerce Web site at http://www.pendletonchamber.com. From there, you can access information on "Things to See & Do, Shopping, Golf", etc.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Melody Hanson at 503-373-1260 or at melody.hanson@state.or.us.


  Archived: August 5, 2007  [MH:295-1] 
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