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Eugene 4J to share plans for new Camas Ridge Elementary

Karen Richards

The third and last Eugene 4J school to be built from a 2018 voter-approved bond is near the permitting phase. Camas Ridge Elementary in South Eugene will host a final design open house Monday, October 11th.  

Eugene 4J Chief of Staff Kerry Delf said the new school is designed for safety and energy efficiency, perhaps with rainwater recycling. She said inside, “Classrooms are grouped in pods around a shared work area and flexible learning space that may be used for interaction or for small groups.”

Camas Ridge students will move to the Willard School at 29th and Lincoln next fall. Delf said they’re temporarily relocating Edison and Camas Ridge because the school properties are small.


“Students then have the disruption of having to be at a different school site for two years," she told KLCC, "but they don’t have the disruption of construction happening on their site.”


Edison students are at Willard for their second year, set to move to their new school in 2022.


The design open house is at Camas Ridge Elementary's outdoor pavilion from 5:30 to 6:30 Monday, October 11th. Eugene 4J's website has more details here



Credit Karen Richards

Karen Richards joined KLCC as a volunteer reporter in 2012, and became a freelance reporter at the station in 2015. In addition to news reporting, she’s contributed to several feature series for the station, earning multiple awards for her reporting.
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