Bethel Students Go Green to Help Schools

EUGENE, Ore. — Students in the Bethel School District are going green, and this weekend they’re holding a sale to benefit the environment and their district.. Several Bethel schools have garden programs and every school in the district works hard to compost. This past summer, with support from Bethel and several community partners, a group … Continue reading »

Board to Discuss Local Option Levy

EUGENE, Ore. — Officials are considering renewing a local option levy that could affect homeowners in Eugene. District voters first approved the local option levy in May 2000, then renewed it twice in 2004 and 2008. Property owners have already been paying the tax for more than a decade, but it’s set to expire next … 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 »

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 »

Kendall Kicks Off Drive for Education

EUGENE, Ore. — The new school year means a new drive to donate money from the folks at Kendall Auto Group. Kendall’s Drive for Education program will donate more than a quarter of a million dollars this year to local schools. The donations will come down monthly, and will go to the education foundation of each … Continue reading »

Threats Close Schools near Portland

UPDATE: Battle Ground Police Department interviewed of a 13-year-old male student from Chief Umtuch. Following the interview, police arrested the teenager for making the threats.  The suspect’s computer has been seized for further examination. Officers say the suspect didn’t possess the means to carry out any of the threats. They say there’s no evidence other … Continue reading »

Springfield Welcomes New Superintendent

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — There was a buzz in the air Tuesday morning as Springfield teachers met to hear their new leader share her vision for the district’s future. In a packed gymnasium at Thurston High School, Dr. Hertica Martin went face to face with more than 1,200 teachers from across the district. She highlighted the … Continue reading »

Measure 02-84: Philomath School District

PHILOMATH, Ore. — The Philomath School District hopes voters will pass a levy that would allocate more funds to them. The school district has made several big cuts and has more to face. The levy would help to minimize impacts on class size, school days and instructional time. It would help diminish cuts in physical … Continue reading »

Oakridge School’s Busing Battle

OAKRIDGE, Ore. — A feud’s brewing over the future of student transportation at the Oakridge School District. The Oakridge School Board says they won’t make a decision on outsourcing its student transportation Monday, despite what the Oregon School Employees Association said. In a press release Friday, OSEA said contracting out is “a bad bargain” for the … Continue reading »

Springfield Picks New Superintendent

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Springfield School District named its new superintendent at a special meeting Monday morning. Dr. Hertica Martin will take over for the retiring Dr. Nancy Golden. Dr. Martin has worked in almost every facet of education from being a classroom teacher, working her way through the ranks to administration. She comes to … Continue reading »

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