4J to Change School Nurse Services

EUGENE, Ore. — The 4J School District is changing its nursing services next year. The district will close its four health centers at its high schools, but it will also hire seven more nurses. The district says next year each high school will have a school nurse. It says a nurse will also be assigned to serve … Continue reading »

4J Common School Schedule Disputed

EUGENE, Ore. — The implementation of a common school schedule was a hot topic at the 4J School Board meeting Wednesday night. After listening to a lengthy number of public comments, the board decided to delay the switch to the common schedule at Kelly and Roosevelt middle schools. It will give faculty another year to … Continue reading »

LCC, 4J Aim to Help College Transition

EUGENE, Ore. — A partnership between Lane Community College and the 4J School District aims to help students transition to college. The Early College and Career Options program allows students to finish high school in a different environment. Currently, 200 students are enrolled in the program at Parker Elementary School, but program leaders want to … 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 »

4J Discusses Facilities Plan

EUGENE, Ore. — The 4J School District will take up the discussion Wednesday night about whether a bond measure on either the May or November ballot is the way to go to fix up district buildings. 4J is projecting a budget shortfall as high as $16 million in part because of a lack of state … Continue reading »

Oregon Governor Takes Economic Tour

EUGENE, Ore. — Governor Kitzhaber had his hands full Tuesday with local business leaders and community members to hash out all things economy and education. But he didn’t wear his cowboy boots and jeans for no reason. There was some casual fun thrown in too. Governor Kitzhaber not only got to tour one of the … Continue reading »

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 … Continue reading »

4J Approves New Common Schedule

EUGENE, Ore. — The conformity continues to spread across 4J. Starting next fall, middle schoolers will all be on the same schedule. The 4J School Board unanimously gave its approval on Wednesday. Principals across the district had already given their support. They say having all students on same schedule would improve efficiency, equity and increase … Continue reading »

4J Board Discusses Facilities’ Future

EUGENE, Ore. — The 4J School Board is finally ready to start talking about the next step in revamping its long-range facilities plan. After months of gathering input from the community, board members Thursday discussed potential recommendations. They reviewed their facilities goals and provided their own input in light of all the information they’ve gathered. … Continue reading »

Parents Upset with School Merge Proposal

EUGENE, Ore. — A group of Eugene parents want to stop a potential plan for the 4J School District to merge two elementary schools. They are gathering signatures to present to a district meeting Wednesday. It’s part of the district’s long-range plan called Building 4J’s Future, which addresses getting rid of outdated buildings and merging … Continue reading »

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