The Eugene 4J School District is hosting the last of their community forums this Wednesday that will help decide the future of the district’s buildings.
After years of planning and months of community feedback, the board is considering a bond measure for the November ballot that would update numerous 4J schools.
One of the larger improvements includes the replacement of three aging school buildings for North Eugene High School and Edison and Camas Ridge elementary schools.
Kerry Delf is from 4J and says the bond would address the struggles of an old district.
“There is a significant amount of need in the Eugene school district both to replace aging facilities as our school buildings age, do critical maintenance and repairs on the buildings we have, as well as updating aging curriculum, aging technology and so on.”
The proposed measure is a $385 million general obligation bond, and if residents give it their vote in November, property taxes would increase by close to 82 cents per $1,000 of assessed value. The school board will make their final decisions on August 15.