4J Meeting Discusses Civic Stadium

EUGENE, Ore. — The future of Eugene’s historic Civic Stadium was back on the for the 4J School District, Wednesday. While volunteers come through pretty regularly to maintain the stadium, the area is normally closed off to the public and generally looks like empty. Both 4J representatives and the stadium’s neighbors hope that will all … Continue reading »

Bids Build for Civic Stadium

EUGENE, Ore — Civic Stadium’s been on the district’s surplus property list since 2002, and still, it sits. Unused but not forgotten as the conversation rekindles about the beat up baseball stadium. The school board will likely officially reopen the bidding process in the fall, but buyers are already making their interest known. First the … Continue reading »

4J School District Approves New Budget

EUGENE, Ore. — The 4J School District approved a budget Wednesday night for the next school year but now some parents are expressing concern. Once the fall season rolls around, the school bells will start ringing and students filling the halls with excitement for the start of a new year but it seems parents and … 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 »

Eugene Teacher Contract Talks Underway

EUGENE, Ore.– Eugene Education Association and the 4J School District are negotiating a new contract for next school year. Talks began at 10:30am. Teachers and administrators showed up in huge numbers, and waited as members from both sides met behind closed doors. The Eugene Education Association is asking for 0.8% cost of living adjustment that is … Continue reading »

Students Compete in Solar Powered Races

EUGENE, Ore. — Hundreds of students from Lane County went head to head in a solar car competition Saturday. Middle schoolers participating in the 2013 Solar Challenge worked on their solar-powered cars four four weeks and were ready to win the competition. To get to the solar challenge, students had to first have the fastest … Continue reading »

4J Searches for Architects

EUGENE, Ore. — The 4J School District got voter approval to rebuild several schools on Tuesday, and the district is already on the hunt for an architect. Money raised from the bond measure will replace or renovate Howard and River Road/El Camino del Rio elementary schools and Roosevelt and Jefferson middle schools. 4J reps say … Continue reading »

4J Moves Ahead with Improvements

EUGENE, Ore. – After the 4J bond measure passed in Tuesday, district administrators and teachers are looking forward to the next step, spending all the money raised. Administrators aren’t wasting any time with plans for the future; even though construction won’t begin for a while, they say they can’t wait to break ground. It would … Continue reading »

Voters Approve 4J School Bond

EUGENE, Ore. — The 4J School District administrators were surrounded in celebrations after they found out voters had approved their massive bond. Parents and 4J School District members rejoiced as their hard work paid off, and they say now it’s time to get to work and put the money to use. “This would not have … Continue reading »

Parents Hope 4J Bond Measure Passes

EUGENE, Ore. – Members and parents of the 4J School District have to wait until Tuesday night to find out if the 4J bond measure will pass. Parents say they’ve worked hard to get the word out and would be surprised if the measure didn’t pass. The $170 million bond measure would replace four aging … Continue reading »

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