Volunteers Canvas for School Bond

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield school supporters went door to door Sunday trying to convince voters to put more money into the classroom. Students, faculty, staff, and parents hit the pavement near Thurston High School to spread the word about the Springfield school district’s bond measure. Around 40 volunteers walked around with clipboards, yard signs, and … Continue reading »

Springfield Reacts to Failing Bond

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Bond measure 20-219 likely didn’t fail by a wide margin, just about 500 votes. Now it’s back to the drawing board for the Springfield School District. District leaders say it’s time to figure out the next steps for the district as it is still left with a school that won’t be functional … Continue reading »

Golden Talks Future of Oregon Education

EUGENE, Ore. — Just months after she stepped down as the superintendent of the Springfield School District, Nancy Golden was back in front of parents and teachers. She’s now the Chief Education Officer for the state of Oregon. Golden spoke Wednesday night at North Eugene High School about her vision for education in Oregon. She … Continue reading »

Kendall Kicks Off Drive for Education

EUGENE, Ore. —┬áThe 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 »

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 »

School District Details Bond Proposal

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Springfield School District held a public forum Wednesday night to detail its plans for a more than $60 million bond proposal. Shon and Shawna Davis were one of a handful of residents who had a front row seat. “We heard about it last week, so to be able to hear it … Continue reading »

Springfield Schools Take Furlough Days

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Many school districts are waiting on the legislature to make a decision before they finalize their own budgets. The Springfield School District announced Wednesday it will take two days off this month as it works to balance its budget. I will not hold classes on May 23 and 24. The district previously … 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 »

Superintendent Golden’s Send-off Party

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Springfield community had its chance to say farewell to its beloved school superintendent Friday afternoon. Students, teachers, former colleagues and community leaders–showed up at Agnes Stewart Middle School to send off Dr. Nancy Golden in a big way. There were several performances, food, and special projects made out to Golden by … Continue reading »

Interview: Superintendent Nancy Golden

EUGENE, Ore. — She’s headed Springfield Public Schools since 2003. And during that time, Dr. Nancy Golden has made tremendous strides for education. This year she’s stepping down. Friday, the district is throwing a party to give the community a chance to say goodbye. Dr. Golden will be at the party, but first, she joined … Continue reading »

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