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Eugene 4J Won't Cut Any School Days Next Year

Eugene 4J

For the first time in 8 years, the Eugene 4J District won’t have to cut any school days next year. The Superintendent’s budget for the upcoming academic year calls for more school counselors.

4J Superintendent Gustavo Balderas says the budget is not fantastic, but it’s stable.
But he’s says Eugene 4j is one of the only districts of its size that doesn’t have enough counselors.
 “It’s something that supports a classroom if there’s concerns or issues with students, there’s a trained professional that teachers can send the student to, and also help support the whole family.”
Balderas says he’d like to hire 5 additional counselors to spread across the 19 elementary schools. The goal is to have at least one at each school, once a week.  Balderas also plans to expand child care at North Eugene High School.

Rachael McDonald is KLCC’s former News Director. Rachael has a BA in English from the University of Oregon. She started out in public radio as a newsroom volunteer at KLCC in 2000. After reporting for the Northwest News Network and KAZU, Rachael returned to KLCC in 2007 as Morning Edition host and a general assignment reporter covering politics, the environment, education, and the arts. She was hired as KLCC News Director in 2018. Rachael departed KLCC in June, 2022.
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