Eugene 4J School District

4J School District

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.

Elizabeth Miller

 

The Eugene 4J School District has extended their deadline for community members to weigh in on how new state funding should be used to increase academic achievement. 

Aubrey Bulkeley

Local firefighter Nathan Kunasek has started a non-profit organization to train the community in techniques to stop life threatening bleeding. He feels passionately that all educators can and should be first responders to emergencies. KLCC went to a training at Malabon Elementary School in Eugene’s Bethel District. 


Karen Richards

Eugene 4J’s shift to in-house cooking has meant multiple operations needed to start from scratch. The facilities at the Education Center exemplify several of the changes.


Karen Richards

Eugene 4J schools started making food in-house this summer, ending a 21-year run of outsourcing. The transition is complex, but there are many fruits for the labor. 

 

Recorded On: November 22, 2019

Air Date: November 25, 2019

From the City Club of Eugene:

On May 20, 2019, Governor Kate Brown signed into law HB3427, the Student Success Act (SSA). With a new business tax, this bill offers an additional $1 billion per year to fund public K-12 education. The new money must be spent in three areas: early learning, student investments, and statewide initiatives designed to find ways to reduce disparities in educational outcomes among student groups whose needs should and could be served more adequately in public schools.

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There are two new additions to 4J's budget committee. Juan Carlos Valle and Maya Rabasa were selected by the Eugene School Board to serve three year terms.

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The Eugene 4J school board has a vacancy since Evangelina Sundgrenz departed last month. A board member who recently lost re-election is seeking appointment to the seat.

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Eugene voters overwhelmingly approved the renewal of a levy to support the 4J school district.

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Despite a teacher walkout closing schools Wednesday, the Eugene 4J district will still provide meals for students.


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A campaign to renew the 4J Levy kicked off today in Eugene.  Supporters say it contributes 9 percent of the 4J School District’s budget, which this year comes to $17 million.

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The Eugene 4J school board Wednesday voted to change its food service operations. The district will not renew its contract with Sodexo, they'll manage it in-house effective July 1st.


Recorded On: November 16, 2018

Air Date: November 19, 2018

Solid research shows that students who take career and technical education courses are significantly more likely to graduate from high school than comparable peers. In 2016, voters in Oregon passed Measure 98, the High School Graduation and College and Career Readiness Act. Under this act, districts receive funds to establish or expand career and technical education programs in high schools, as well as to improve access to post-secondary programs and expand dropout-prevention strategies in high schools.

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Eugene voters overwhelmingly approved a $319 million dollar bond for the 4J School District.


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The “Yes for 4J Schools” citizen committee kicked off a $319 million bond campaign today -- the largest bond in Lane County history. The size of the bond reflects immensely increased costs since 2013.


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There’s a little more time to weigh in on a potential bond measure for Eugene 4J Schools. If placed on the November ballot, it would fund replacing and improving aging school buildings and learning materials.

The Eugene 4J School District is close to finalizing a schedule that will begin during 2018-2019 academic year. It’s holding a community forum Wednesday  from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the 4J Education Center.


The Eugene 4J School Board says they’re not going to arm teachers. Despite the Trump Administration’s call to do so. Board members discussed a draft resolution on school safety at their Wednesday meeting.

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A proposal by Eugene 4-J to establish a common schedule across the school district has drawn criticism. A community forum is scheduled for Wednesday evening.

With a potential Eugene 4J school bond on November’s ballot, board members aim to make a decision regarding the budget by May. They hope to incorporate ideas from the community during 6 forums. KLCC’s Briana Friden went to one of them at Cal Young Middle school.

Eugene 4J to Unveil Vision 20/20 Strategic Plan

Nov 13, 2017
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Tuesday, Eugene 4J Superintendent Dr. Gustavo Balderas will share the school district’s Vision 20/20 strategic plan. The blueprint was written after 4J received input from community members. KLCC’s Deonna Anderson reports.

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After seven months of bargaining, 4J School District and the Eugene Education Association have reached a tentative contract agreement.

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Standardized state tests have been around for over 50 years. They've had opposition for nearly as long. Oregon's “Smarter Balanced” assessments of the past three years spawned a strong opt-out movement. Some of the tests' flaws and hiccups have been fixed. Let's look at the work that remains to be done. 

 

 


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This week, Chef Ann Cooper – also known as the “renegade lunch lady” – will headline a two day symposium in Eugene focused on schools and food.

Recorded on: April 14, 2017

Air Date: April 17, 2017

There are now three candidates running for an open seat on the Eugene 4J School Board. Long-time board member Beth Gerot is not running again for position 3.

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The Eugene 4J School District is starting a Mandarin Chinese immersion program next fall. Enrollment is by lottery. There’s a parent information session Monday evening. (2/13)

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Today was the first day for Eugene 4J School Board candidates to officially file.   We caught up with some of those running to ask their stance on education.

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School starts this week and 4J students might notice a few changes from last year.

Rachael McDonald

The 400 students at Howard Elementary in Eugene are spending their last couple of weeks in their old facility. Next fall, they’ll start classes in a new, modern building. Generations of students and teachers will bid farewell to the old school Wednesday evening.

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