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Eugene 4J: searching for normalcy after a trying year

Eugene 4J school building showing the logo of 4J with an apple
Eugene 4J District Office

On this edition of Oregon On The Record, we revisit a conversation with 4J School Board member Judy Newman about the challenges of managing a school district, and we bring you a new conversation with KLCC's Rebecca Hansen-White about the recent removal of the district's superintendent.

Eugene’s 4J school has been through a lot in the last year or so. Of course, like every other district, it still has to contend with how the pandemic set kids back and political polarization that seems to infect every school district. But, our communities largest district has had several unique challenges that set it apart.

From fake bomb and shooter threats that derailed classes, to very public arguments by board members, and now the removal of the district’s superintendent, 4J is hoping for normalcy as soon as possible.

Note: The conversation with Judy Newman took place last year. Mention of an upcoming board appointment has already occurred.

Michael Dunne is the host of KLCC's Oregon Rainmakers podcast. Do you have a suggestion for an Oregon Rainmaker's guest or topic? Email Michael at mdunne@klcc.org.