Springfield School District

Lauren Ibanez

Thank you to our panelists, and to everyone who participated in our public forum. You can view the program on demand here. 

 

KLCC has rescheduled its virtual forum on racism in Oregon schools, which will be held Thursday, October 1 from 6-7:30pm. 

Community members will be able to listen and ask questions about school racism. 

Elizabeth Gabriel / KLCC News

 

Due to wildfire smoke in Lane County, many schools have decided to push back the start date for the first day of school. 

Wikipedia

Due to fires in the area causing evacuations and a reduction in air quality, the Springfield School District has decided to delay the start of the year to September 21st for all its students.

Walterville Elementary on Facebook

  Springfield School District plans to start the fall with distance learning for the majority of its classes, but it’s bringing K through 3 students back to the classroom. Some faculty feel their concerns and input have not been considered in this plan. 


Springfield School District

Springfield School District  plans to start the fall with online learning. but under the current plan, K through 3 students can be in the classroom come September. 


Brian Bull / KLCC

The COVID-19 pandemic has shut down all Oregon public school buildings for the rest of the academic year.  As KLCC’s Brian Bull reports, this has prompted many a student to remember an unreturned library book…a favorite jacket…or an uneaten lunch that’s going on several weeks old.

Brian Bull / KLCC News

 

The combination of school closures, and the need for essential workers to be at their jobs, has increased the need for child care. Now, the Eugene YMCA has partnered with the city and five local school districts to provide free childcare for children of essential workers.

Eugene 4J School District

 

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.

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. 


Elizabeth Gabriel / KLCC News

When you check out at a store, cashiers will often ask you to donate to a cause. As KLCC’s Elizabeth Gabriel reports, customer donations at Rack Room Shoes in Springfield provided an entire elementary school with free shoes.

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.

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.

GoogleMaps

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.

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