Schools Add Days Due to Snowstorm

EUGENE/SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield Public Schools is adding days to the calendar to compensate for all those snow days, the district announced Thursday. Jan. 6, originally a furlough day, is now a normal school day for middle school and high school. Elementary students a grading day, so they have it off. The district also added … Continue reading »

Students Back in School After Snow Days

EUGENE, Ore. — Friday was the first and last day of the school week for kids in Eugene and Springfield. 4J students haven’t had class since last Thursday, and Friday many told KEZI 9 News they were relieved to be back in school. Elementary school kids said they had a lot of fun during their … Continue reading »

City Council Moves on Civic Stadium

EUGENE, Ore. — A new round of talks happened Wednesday at the Eugene City Council meeting, surrounding the push to acquire historic Civic Stadium. About a week ago council motioned to look further into leasing or buying Civic Stadium from the 4J School District. Now, they’re asking the city manager to prepare ideas to acquire … Continue reading »

New Year Brings Changes to 4J District

EUGENE, Ore. — Kids in the 4J School District head back to school this week, and students and parents can expect a few changes this year. The Arts and Tech Academy in south Eugene will go back to being a middle school this year; it was previously a K-8 program. Meanwhile, the Early College and … Continue reading »

Drivers Reminded to Obey School Zones

EUGENE, Ore. — School is back in session for many students this week. The Bethel and Roseburg districts start on Tuesday, Springfield starts on Wednesday, and the 4J School District starts next week. Now, the Eugene Police Traffic Enforcement Unit is reminding all drivers to pay attention to school zone speed limits. School zone crosswalks … Continue reading »

4J Students Get Late Start

EUGENE, Ore. — 4J students are among the few not returning to class this week. They don’t start going back until Tuesday, September 10th. Administrators say the late start has no connection with the budget. They say the change is about balancing the number of days in each trimester, aligning the calendars with the higher … Continue reading »

4J Launches Bus Stop Website

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene 4J School District wants to make sure you know right where your child should wait for the school bus, and a new website makes that easier. A parent can put in their address, and a list of the closest stops comes up with pick up and arrival times. No personal … Continue reading »

4J Selects Architects For New Schools

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene School Board awarded contracts Wednesday night for the district’s new school design projects. The board affirmed committee work for 3 separate projects in response to the passing of a school bond levy. Pivot Architecture and Portland based Dowa will design the new Howard and River Road Elementary Schools. Rowell Brokaw … Continue reading »

4J Parents React to Shorter Schedule

EUGENE, Ore. — When Ashley Jorgensen lived in California, her son went to school 186 days out of the year. In Eugene, he’ll only be in the classroom for 165 days. “I just couldn’t believe it,” says Jorgenson. “Twenty-one days is a huge difference.” The 4J School District’s new budget left it with a choice: … Continue reading »

4J, Union Reach Tentative Agreement

EUGENE, Ore. — The 4J School District has tentatively reached a deal regarding district contracts. The agreements include nine unpaid furlough days and salary increases halfway through the next contract year. The district says the negotiations also allow room to rehire employees and even lower class sizes. “We’re very glad we’ve reached an agreement,” said … Continue reading »

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