On the Move? YMCA Considers 4J Property

EUGENE, Ore. — No Civic Stadium, no problem. The Eugene Family YMCA is moving forward on another 4J property as it continues its search for a new home. The YMCA is working to acquire the land where the Roosevelt Middle School currently sits. The 4J School District will eventually replace the school and could move … Continue reading »

4J Schools Visitation Week

EUGENE, Ore. – 4J parents can learn more about which schools they want to send their children to; Monday was the first day of 4J’s School Visitation Week. Parents can choose their child’s school and register them for next year, given there’s space available. Requests are accepted on a lottery system. The application deadline is … Continue reading »

4J Has Final Civic Stadium Proposals

EUGENE, Ore. — The 4J Superintendent has delayed his Civic Stadium recommendation by a few days, but the district says it’s still on schedule to make a final decision on potentially selling the historic stadium next month. The district set a deadline for four Wednesday for the three players who are still interested in acquiring … 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 »

Parents React to School Closures

EUGENE, Ore. — As students prepared to return to class Friday morning, parents reacted to all of the lost school days. Classes were cancelled for up to five days in the 4J, Bethel and Springfield school districts. Representatives say it’s the most consecutive snow days they’ve ever seen. All of the cancellations were due to … Continue reading »

4J School Board Talks Civic Proposals

EUGENE, Ore. — Just a day after the deadline for the Civic Stadium proposals, the plans are laid out in front of the 4J School Board. Each of the four proposals to acquire Civic were detailed to board members. Of the four groups, two want to redevelop the property. That would mean tearing down the … Continue reading »

4J Board Denies Civic Bid Extension

EUGENE, Ore. — The 4J School District decided not to extend the deadline for the Civic Stadium bidding process. The decision means the deadline to submit a bid remains Dec. 3. The vote came Tuesday night in a special session. Board members say rumors had surfaced that more bidders for Civic Stadium would come forward … Continue reading »

Fred Meyer Shows Plans For Civic Stadium

EUGENE, Ore. — We’re getting a better picture of Kroger’s vision for the Civic Stadium property. Tuesday night Kroger-owned Fred Meyer representatives hosted an open house to showcase its plans to build a shopping center on the site. Fred Meyer’s spokeswoman Melinda Merrill says the store would likely be around 120,000 square feet. Merrill  says … Continue reading »

4J May Withdraw from ESD

EUGENE, Ore — The 4J School District is looking to withdraw from the Lane Educational Service District. School board members voted Wednesday to send an intent to the state for this withdrawal. A bill passed last year allows for districts to withdraw. 4J Superintendent Dr. Sheldon Berman says the intent to withdraw is about providing better … Continue reading »

Estimating Price of Civic Stadium

EUGENE, Ore. – A recent appraisal of the historic Civic Stadium reveals it may be worth at least $5.5 million. The 4J School District had the grounds appraised as it evaluates proposals for the purchase, trade or long-term lease of Civic. The $5.5 million proposal is for the property zoned as a medium density area, but … Continue reading »

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