Preparing Kids for the School Year

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Just about two weeks until local kids head back to school and school districts are reminding parents to get their kids vaccinated and if new to school get an eye exam. Starting this year, any child under age seven, who’s starting school for the first time is required to get an eye … Continue reading »

Springfield Holding School Bond Forum

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Springfield School District is reaching out to the public for help after its bond measure failed. It’s hosting two open forums for people to share their thoughts about how the district should deal with the problems the bond would have helped address. District Communications Specialist Devon Ashbridge says they are encouraging … Continue reading »

Schools Add Days Due to Snowstorm

EUGENE/SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield Public Schools is adding days to the calendar to compensate for all those snow days, the district announced Thursday. Jan. 6, originally a furlough day, is now a normal school day for middle school and high school. Elementary students a grading day, so they have it off. The district also added … Continue reading »

Students Celebrate Gift of Literacy

EUGENE, Ore. — Nearly 900 first grade students from Springfield Public Schools headed to Lane Community College Thursday morning for the annual Gift of Literacy Program. The program runs all year long, starting at the beginning of the school year when students pick out a book they want to own. On Thursday, the students received … Continue reading »

School Districts Negotiate Contracts

EUGENE, Ore. — The 4J School District and the teachers union formally moved forward with contract negotiations Tuesday night. The current contract expires June 30. Administrators have recently said they may have to cut up to 70 positions if they can’t settle on a new contract with the Eugene Education Association, which represents the equivalent … Continue reading »

Schools Warn of Stranger Danger

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Two Springfield middle school students were offered soda if they agreed to get in a strangers car. SPD is now investigating the encounter. It says two 11 year olds were walking home from Agnus Stewart Middle School Wednesday when they say on Cherokee Drive they were approached by two males in a … Continue reading »

District Saves, Hands Out Moffitt Bricks

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Former staff, students and families of the former Moffitt Elementary School can get their own commemorative brick from the school. Moffitt Elementary closed in 2012, and crews are demolishing it. The Springfield School District says it’s reusing as many materials as it can for another building. As part of the salvaging process, … Continue reading »

Bus Stop Issue for Disabled Student

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A Springfield mother started the day in tears over a school bus problem for her disabled son. The day though ended much differently than it began. Regina Bell lives on Main Street and was under the impression a Springfield school bus would stop there to pick up her disabled son. Instead, the … Continue reading »