Shelley Berman will leave his post as Eugene 4-J School District Superintendent after next school year. Berman asked to be released from his contract early and the school board Wednesday agreed.Berman says there are a few reasons for his decision to move on, one is family.
Berman: "I have a family that's distributed all across the country right now and we're trying to bring everybody back together in one place."
The public is invited to participate in designing a new Middle School in South Eugene. Voters approved a bond measure last spring to pay for improvements in the 4J district. There's a public meeting Tuesday at Roosevelt Middle School.
Residents of the Eugene 4J School District will decide this November whether to continue tax support for local schools. Wednesday night, the School Board voted to put a local option levy on the ballot that would fund the district to the tune of $8 million per year.
Board member Jim Torrey said the district was already stretched, and losing the funds would have major consequences.