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Superintendent Balderas Leaving 4J School District For New Opportunity

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KLCC

After five years and winning several accolades – including 2020 National Superintendent of the Year – Gustavo Balderas is leaving Eugene 4J Schools.

The Edmonds School District in Washington State has announced an offer to Balderas to become its new superintendent.  He’s expected to start July 1st.

The new venue will be larger than Eugene’s.  There are roughly 22,000 students in the Edmonds District, compared to nearly 17,000 at 4J.

Last fall, Balderas was the first Latino to be recognized as Oregon Superintendent of the Year.  He’s earned praise for increasing graduation rates for Eugene schools, and improving diversity among the 4J administration.

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