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4J Unveils ‘Parent Portal’

EUGENE, Ore. — The 4J School Board got an introduction to a new system that will allow parents to access their child’s progress in school from home.

Presenters described it as a kind of an online parent portal. It allows them to access their children’s academics, attendance and assignments. They can also update their information online.

The goal is to increase student achievement.

“I think our dropout rate is going to decrease, maybe not a ton and maybe not at once, but the more we start to involve parents into it, you’re going to over time see a positive effect all the way through the system, from kindegarten all the way through seniors in high school,” said Peter Tromba, 4J Director of Technology.

4J hopes to have the system implemented by the fall of next year.

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