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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).
  Lodging for the May 15-16, 2008 Commission Meeting
  Released: Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at 5:00 PM
The next meeting of the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission will be held at Village Green Resort and Gardens in Cottage Grove on May 15-16, 2008. The resort is located at Exit 174 off I-5, 725 Row River Road, Cottage Grove, Oregon. For information about the beautiful gardens and grounds, area attractions and events please visit the Village Green Web site at:http://www.villagegreenresortandgardens.com/.

The Commission will conduct it's public business on Thursday, May 15th. On Friday, May 16th, Commissioners will convene in Executive Session (non-public) to conduct discipline with Public Session to follow immediately to handle discipline issues required to be adopted in public session. The final agenda, listing all agenda items and attachments, will be available on our Web site approximately 10 days prior to the meeting.

We reserved the block of rooms at a special rate of $59 single or double occupancy Standard Guestrooms and $69 single or double occupancy Deluxe Guestrooms and Suites. Each additional adult [16 and over] will be charged $10 per person, per night. A few rollaway beds are available on a first come, first serve basis. Check-in is 3:00 p.m. and check-out is 11:00 a.m. Guests arriving before 3:00 p.m. will be accommodated as rooms become available.

On Wednesday, May 14th, the Village Green Resort is offering a special lodging and dinner promotion for all Commissioners, staff and guests at the rate of $69.

The cut-off date for reservations is April 14, 2008.

Guests may call 1-800-343-7666 or 1-541-942-2491 with their reservation and identify themselves as a participant of the TSPC meeting to receive the special rates. A 48-hour cancellation fee will be enforced, additionally should any guest choose to checkout prior to their confirmed departure date; a checkout fee of $25 will be charged to that individual guest's account.

During the meeting, lunch and breaks will be catered by the hotel restaurant staff. For dinner arrangements, the on-site restaurant is open from 5:00 pm nightly and offers Early Bird Specials from 5:00 to 6:30 pm. The lounge offers spectacular surroundings to relax and enjoy live entertainment every evening.

Hotel amenities include: 14 acres of tranquil gardens, bird habitat, golden garden, woodland garden, private patios, in-room coffee makers, TVs, phones, fireplaces in some rooms, outdoor heated pool and spa, designated pet rooms and bike rentals.

Area attractions in Cottage Grove include three golf courses, seven covered bridges, skiing and a variety of restaurants to satisfy everyone's tastes.

Driving directions: http://www.villagegreenresortandgardens.com/Directions.htm

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


  Archived: April 15, 2008   
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