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 »

Lawmakers Wrap Special Session

SALEM, Ore. — After three days in a special session, state lawmakers agreed to a so-called “grand bargain” on Wednesday. The deal includes changes to state employee pensions resulting in $400 million in savings. Lawmakers also gave additional funding for schools to the tune of $100 million. However, school districts will receive no extra money … Continue reading »

4J Accepts Proposals for Civic Stadium

EUGENE, Ore. — The 4J School District is officially accepting proposals for historic Civic Stadium. In a unanimous vote, the school board opened the request for proposal process on Wednesday. At least three groups have already expressed interest, including the YMCA and the City of Eugene, and board members stressed that this isn’t just about … Continue reading »

Master Plan for Edison Revealed

EUGENE, Ore. — Parents and residents got a look at the 4J Master Plan being developed for Edison Elementary. Architects unveiled a presentation that included three options. Those included rebuilding, remodeling or a mixture of both. People had the option to weigh in on what they like and what they’d like to see done. Architects … Continue reading »

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