Joseph Prechtl

Joseph Prechtl

Communications Director

(541) 475-6192 Ext. 2225

All media requests are directed through the Communications Department. Please contact our Communications Director at or call the number below.


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Our Communications Plan

Jefferson County School District 509J is committed to providing timely, accurate and clear communication to all stakeholders. We seek to provide resources and materials to ensure families, students, staff, partners, media, citizens, and other members of the community are kept informed about our key priorities, successes, and challenges.

The Communications department works with schools and departments to ensure that everyone is informed and up to date on student’s, staff’s, and faculty’s experience in 509J schools.

We aim to ensure that families, students, staff, and the community know that students flourish here, we care for each other, and we get better every day.

We aim to celebrate the successes that happen every day in our buildings. If you wish to share an idea with us, please reach out at

We communicate through multiple channels including social media networks and our direct communication tool, ParentSquare. In order to receive important updates from the district, please ensure your contact information is up to date by checking with your children’s school.

District News

Six Educator’s Reflections on their first year in JCSD 509J

Starting a new job anywhere can be both exhilarating and challenging, especially when stepping into education. We checked in with some of our new to district teachers to allow them to reflect on their experiences so far in our district. Each brings their unique blend...

Become a Peer Tutor for our Afterschool Program

Join our team as a Peer Tutor! Are you looking for a meaningful way to make a difference in your community while gaining valuable skills and experience? Look no further! We have an exciting opportunity for high school students in grades 10, 11, and 12 to become peer...

JCSD 509J at Upcoming Job Fairs

🍎 Join Jefferson County School District 509J! 📚 We're seeking passionate educators to inspire young minds across our school district for the 24-25 school year! Join our vibrant district where Students Flourish Here, fostering an environment where every child can...

MHS February Athlete of the Month

Here are Madras High School’s February Athletes of the Month! We are thrilled to celebrate the final student athletes of the month for the winter sports season for the 23-24 school year. These exceptional athletes from girls and boys basketball, boys and girls...

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