School District Makes Supt. Offer

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield Public Schools is closer to filling the shoes of retiring Superintendent Nancy Golden. Board members made an official offer to Dr. Hertica Martin, which they’re about to formally announce at a special meeting Monday night. It was called specifically to announce the offer to Dr. Martin a candidate board members feel … Continue reading »

SPS Hosts Superintendent Candidate

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Springfield School District is getting closer to finding a new superintendent. The district’s board spent the day meeting with Dr. Hertica Martin, one of the top candidates to fill the position. Administrators say they’re anxious to find out who the new superintendent will be, but it could take some time to … Continue reading »

Springfield Buses Emit Fewer Toxins

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — School buses in Springfield will be putting fewer toxins in the air. The five-year project to get the buses up to EPA standards is coming to an end. The district says all 66 of its buses no longer emit that heavy soot most buses put into the air. Mechanics installed filters on … 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 »

4J Aims to Increase Graduation Rates

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon’s new Chief Education Officer wants local school districts to step up their goals. A review of the state’s largest districts shows most only aim to improve student achievement by a percentage point a year. While some schools set their sights low, here in Eugene 4J and Springfield administrators say they’re working … Continue reading »

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