© 2024 KLCC

136 W 8th Ave
Eugene OR 97401

Contact Us

FCC Applications
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

4J Latest District To Close Due To Planned Walkout

As of today, the 4J School District is joining others closing May 8th, due to an organized teacher walkout strike.  The Oregon Education Association has declared it a Day of Action, to press lawmakers for more school funds.

4J Spokeswoman Kerry Delf says the district does not endorse or condone walkout strikes or similar activities that disrupt student learning.

“We’ve already extended the end of the school year because of the harsh winter," Delf tells KLCC.  "And all of those days will be made up this year, but that means the families have already changed their plans in June, based on the extended school year.

"With this closure on May 8th, the plan is to have that be an unpaid day for our teachers and licensed staff, and not to make up the day at the end of the school year.”

Delf adds scheduled AP and IB tests will go on as planned, as well as sporting events.  Other districts, including Bethel and Portland Public Schools, will also close due to the planned walkout.

Copyright 2019, KLCC.

Brian Bull is an assistant professor of journalism at the University of Oregon, and remains a contributor to the KLCC news department. He began working with KLCC in June 2016.   In his 27+ years as a public media journalist, he's worked at NPR, Twin Cities Public Television, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, Wisconsin Public Radio, and ideastream in Cleveland. His reporting has netted dozens of accolades, including four national Edward R. Murrow Awards (22 regional),  the Ohio Associated Press' Best Reporter Award, Best Radio Reporter from  the Native American Journalists Association, and the PRNDI/NEFE Award for Excellence in Consumer Finance Reporting.