Springfield School District

Aubrey Bulkeley

For the last five years, students at Springfield High School have had a unique learning experience creating an outdoor magazine. Their hard work and dedication earned them a Pacemaker award from the National Scholastic Press Association this spring. 

Creswell School District

A new superintendent is coming to the Springfield School District.

Karen Richards

With Sunday temperatures forecast to be below 30 degrees, Eugene and Springfield’s Egan Warming Center sites are set to open on Sunday night. Because of changes in locations this season, organizers expect to need more volunteers.

 


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.

Brian Bull / KLCC

The Academy of Arts and Academics in Springfield has a new principal, and will also lose its charter status later this month.

The Register Guard

The former vice principal of Springfield’s Academy of Arts and Academics, has filed notice that he intends to sue the Springfield School District for more than $6 million.

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The now-adult victim of years of sexual abuse by her high school principal is suing the Springfield School District and its former superintendent for 5-million dollars. The suit was filed in federal court on Monday.

Springfield Public Schools

Springfield School District Superintendent Sue Rieke-Smith announced Monday she will leave her job at the end of the school year.

Brian Bull / KLCC

More than 80 parents met at Springfield’s Academy of Arts and Academics last night, for facilitated discussions on the school’s future. A3 faces the loss of its charter status after revelations surfaced of a sexually-abusive relationship between its principal and a student. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

Springfield School District

The attorney for a former Academy of Arts and Academics student who’s suing the Springfield school district says there’s a good chance others may have been harmed by its principal.

Springfield School District

Springfield Police say a sexual abuse case involving the late principal of the Academy of Arts and Academics and a now-former student is closed.

Rachael McDonald / KLCC

Documents show a decade-long pattern of sexual abuse, grooming, and stalking by the late principal of the Springfield Academy of Arts and Academics towards a now-former student. KLCC’s Brian Bull reports.

Rachael McDonald

The Springfield School District plans to open a new Hamlin Middle School building this winter. It’s much larger than the current 70-year old campus and will help the school focus on STEAM—science, engineering, technology, arts and math.

Recorded on: January 20, 2017

Air Date: January 23, 2017

Oregon has an inordinately high number of incidents of harassment of schoolchildren arising from racial, ethnic, religious, or gender-identity intolerance, according to national statistics. Statistically Lane County leads the state in such offenses. In addition, the nature and number of incidents in Eugene/Springfield area schools has increased since the November 2016 U.S. Presidential election.

Springfield Schools

District officials plan to replace the underground water system at Page Elementary School in Springfield. Six classrooms were found to have higher-than safe lead levels.

Bethel School District

School leaders want to hear from all Oregonians about their hopes and dreams for education in the state. Wednesday, Eugene 4J, Bethel and Springfield schools are holding a community meeting as part of Oregon Rising.

City of Eugene

A bike safety program for middle school students in Eugene and Springfield is expanding. A $30,000 grant will help the program add over 40 classes.

Meeting Date: September 11, 2015

Air Date: September 14, 2015  

Four Lane County school superintendents will discuss their plans for social studies, civics, government, and community projects in their districts. The September 11 Friday Forum will also give City Club members and guests an opportunity to become acquainted with the new 4J superintendent and Springfield’s recently appointed interim superintendent.

Rachael McDonald

On, Wednesday morning, the first day of school, KLCC's Rachael McDonald caught up with Springfield Interim Superintendent Sue Rieke-Smith at Hamlin Middle School.

Creswell Welcomes Three Low-Emission School Buses

Aug 30, 2015
Theresa Bichsel

The Creswell School District is replacing three diesel-powered school buses with new low-emission ones. A federal grant will cover 25% of the cost of the new buses.

Theresa Bichsel is the transportation supervisor for the district, which operates 15 school buses. She says the new vehicles will greatly benefit Creswell students.

Bichsel: "We have the opportunity with these cleaner burning buses to immediately impact our students and the immediate area around our school and our routes. In essence that is helping our community and the global community."

Thursday is the last day of school in Springfield and this week the school board finalized a few big decisions about next year.

The Springfield School Board Monday night decided it will not suspend administration of Smarter Balanced tests.

Board member Jonathan Light had proposed a moratorium, saying the new requirements are not good for kids. But the rest of the board felt it was too risky for the district to refuse to give the tests since they're required by law.
Springfield students have already started taking Smarter Balanced exams.

Board Chair Nancy Bigley says the district will continue looking at testing.

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At a special meeting Thursday night the Springfield School Board formally selected Assistant Superintendent Sue Reike-Smith to be the district's Acting Superintendent. She will take over for Hertica Martin who announced her resignation Monday.

Reike-Smith says besides the contractual duties of a superintendent, she plans to keep doing what she always does, visit schools and interface with teachers and students. The focus of her new role is on the last ten weeks of school.

Angela Kellner / KLCC

Springfield Public Schools are once again asking voters to approve a bond to fund improvements to the district's aging schools. Last year, a similar measure was defeated by just 446 votes. This time, backers say they’ve made some changes to Measure 20-226.

The district asked voters why they said no last year to a school bond measure. Springfield Schools spokeswoman Devon Ashbridge says the previous bond focused mainly on funding a new Hamlin Middle School.

Tiffany Eckert

Oregon continues to rank among the most "food insecure" states in the nation. Dependency on food stamps is at an all time high. According to the Children's Defense Fund, more than 315-thousand Oregon kids were eligible for free or reduced school lunches last year. So, what happens when school is out? KLCC's Tiffany Eckert looks at the problem of childhood hunger and what some agencies and school districts are doing to meet the need over the summer.

"B" Loftis has been feeding school kids for 27 years.