Residents Voice Concerns About 4J Cuts

EUGENE, Ore. — Emotions soared as community members pleaded with the 4J School Board on a number of issues. Main concerns Wednesday night focused on the school district cuts to mental health services and libraries along with the change to the school schedule. Dozens of people turned out for the meeting. Some residents talked about … Continue reading »

4J Talks Bond Measures

EUGENE, Ore. — The 4J School Board is looking at two different bond options to replace aging buildings and  increase safety and technology. There are two different amounts proposed for a bond. One totals $145 million and the other totals $170 million. Members of the school board met Wednesday night to hear about the proposals. … Continue reading »

How 4J’s Deficit Got in the Millions

November 5, 2010 By Gia Vang EUGENE, Ore. — The 4J School District faces a $30 million budget shortfall. After unveiling a proposal this week to close schools and layoff hundreds of staff members, the district is answering questions about how it got itself into that hole. District administrators point to several reasons such as … Continue reading »

Six Eugene Schools May Close

November 4, 2010 By KEZI 9 News Staff EUGENE, Ore. — Six Eugene schools could close after 4J Superintendent George Russell unveiled his plan to try and balance the district’s budgets. Here’s a look at the six schools that could be shut down: Coburg Elementary in the city of Coburg, it has 116 students. Crest Elementary is … Continue reading »