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Bond would replace two 4J schools, build another one

District staff said board members have been working on replacing older school buildings throughout the last several years.

Posted: Jan. 11, 2018 7:11 PM
Updated: Jan. 12, 2018 10:11 AM

EUGENE, Ore. -- The Eugene 4J School District Board is in an ongoing discussion over a proposed bond they hope to put on the ballot in November.

District staff said board members have been working on replacing older school buildings throughout the last several years.

They said the proposed bond would address three schools: Edison Elementary, North Eugene High and a new elementary school the district would build in north Eugene on Coburg Road.

Edison Elementary School was built in the 1920s and is the oldest building in the district, while north Eugene High School was built in the 1950s.

The cost of replacing and rebuilding these is nearly $250 million.

KEZI spoke with a mother whose kids go to Edison Elementary. She said she is on board with the proposed bond.

"If you don't want to spend your tax dollars on kids or schools then don't plan on having a great future for the kids because I think it all starts here,” Danielle Augustenborg said.

This isn't the first time the district has asked for voters to help replace old schools.

In 2013, voters approved a bond measure that helped replace two elementary schools and two middle schools.

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