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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Eugene 4J school district is anticipating an $8.3 million reduction in state funding. To save funding for next year’s budget, the school district will implement scheduled furlough days.

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On Tuesday, the Eugene 4J School Board announced Cydney Vandercar as the finalist for interim superintendent for next school year. Vandercar currently serves as the district’s Assistant Superintendent for Administrative Services.

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On Monday, the Eugene 4J School District Budget Committee will hold the first of two virtual meetings about funding for next school year (fiscal year July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021). The first meeting will be broadcasted at 6pm on KRVM 1280-AM and on the 4J website.

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On Tuesday, the Eugene 4J School Board approved including input from employee groups for their interim superintendent search.

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The Eugene 4J school district has added more locations for free breakfast and lunch while schools are closed.  

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Last night, the Eugene 4J school board unanimously approved a contract with external consultants to help with the selection process for the one-year interim superintendent position.

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In an effort to reduce the spread of coronavirus, the Eugene 4J School District will hold its Wednesday board meeting virtually. The meeting will be broadcasted live on KRVM and online streaming. 

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Now that Oregon schools will be closed at least until April 28, many are concerned about a major aspect of education—testing. Many statewide and national tests have been cancelled this year due to school closures.

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

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To date, no coronavirus cases have been reported in the Eugene-Springfield area. And while the risk of contamination is low, school officials are warning families to be prepared.

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At Wednesday night’s Eugene 4J school board meeting, the Natives Program gave a presentation about its impact on students.Community members highlighted the importance of the 48-year-old program.

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Eugene 4J Superintendent Gustavo Balderas won National Superintendent of the Year last night at the National Conference on Education in San Diego. He is the first Latino to receive the honor. 

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At the latest Eugene 4J school board meeting, members discussed updating the district's religious observation policies. But, board members are struggling to make a decision. 

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For the second year in a row, Eugene 4J students claim they have received district-approved sex ed training that they say is abstinence-based and violates their rights. Now, students are taking action.

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Eugene families are invited to the 4J Elementary School Showcase on Saturday morning. At the event, parents can learn about their options for choosing a school other than the one assigned to their neighborhood, and the school choice process for the 2020-21 school year.

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Ridgeline Montessori Public Charter School in Eugene is seeking renewal of its charter from the 4J school board. At Wednesday’s school board meeting, the district report found the school is in good standing, but needs some improvements.

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The Eugene 4-J school district wants local input on how to spend the $12 million they expect from the Oregon Legislature.

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A shuttered school in South Eugene will begin anew as a temporary site for students, during some construction projects. 

As of today, the 4J School District is joining others closing May 8th, due to an organized teacher walkout strike.  The Oregon Education Association has declared it a Day of Action, to press lawmakers for more school funds.