Bethel Approves Bid Process

EUGENE, Ore. — The Bethel School District took the first step in securing some much needed upgrades. The school board approved the request for proposal process Monday night. It essentially allows architects and construction companies to come up with bids to build two new elementary schools and a new science wing at Willamette High School. … Continue reading »

Bethel Schools to See Improvements

EUGENE, Ore. — The cheers are still resonating throughout the Bethel School District, as it starts to plan for the millions of dollars it will see from the approved school bond. It won’t start to see the funds until January, but now that it knows it’s getting them, it’s going to get the ball rolling … Continue reading »

Residents Vote to Support Bethel Schools

EUGENE, Ore. — If anything’s crystal clear, it’s that voters in the Bethel area support their schools. Measure 20-209, a bond measure aimed at fixing up the district’s schools and buying new textbooks, passed handily. Supporters knocked on about 5,000 doors campaigning for the issue and, apparently, won voters over. “This is a community effort. … Continue reading »

Bond Measure to Improve Bethel Schools

EUGENE, Ore. — Local bond Measure 20-209 aims to fix up schools in the Bethel District with a $49.5 million bond. Clear Lake Elementary School is one of 11 different schools in the district that administrators and staff say desperately need makeovers. The school, built in the 1950s, looks dated from the outside, has non-working … Continue reading »

Kindergartners Screened for Preparedness

EUGENE, Ore. — Starting next school year, every child entering kindergarten in Oregon will be tested on basic reading, math and even behavioral skills. A local school is already the pilot program for the tests. Fairfield Elementary in the Bethel School District is the only one in the area participating. School administrators say they’re honored … Continue reading »

Students Head Back to School

EUGENE, Ore. — September is here, and kids across western Oregon are getting ready to head back to school. School starts Wednesday for K through eighth graders in Eugene’s 4J School District. Ninth graders start on Thursday; other students start on Friday. For Springfield schools, classes start on Thursday for K through sixth grade and … Continue reading »

Bethel School District Considers Bond Measure

EUGENE, Ore. — The Bethel School District is considering a bond measure. The district says its students need new books, computers and serious building repairs. A committee of staff and community members found a bond measure could help pay for all that. An old bond is being paid off now. “Our school district is very … Continue reading »

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