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4J School District will be adjusting schedule plans to community feedback

The 4J School District held another community forum about the proposed changes.

Posted: Apr 18, 2018 7:17 PM
Updated: Apr 18, 2018 7:30 PM

EUGENE, Ore. – The 4J School District held another community forum to get feedback on the proposed schedule changes on Wednesday, April 18.

The district said the goal of the changes is to create a consistent calendar schedule for all of their schools and to provide more hours of education.

In short, high schools and middle schools would be pushed back to a start time of 9:05 a.m. and a dismissal time around 4:10 p.m. Elementary schools would be on staggering schedules due to transportation.

Overwhelmingly, parents, teachers, and students still felt negative about the changes. They said they’re unnecessary and they don’t want to see them.

One family expressed their concern about the length of the days for their incoming kindergartener.

"Kindergarten is just going to become way too long compared to what it already is, and that in the end, she's just going to lose interest in her education and what she needs to be learning,” said Christopher Wilson, a Eugene parent.

At the beginning of the forum, staff with the district said they heard parents’ concerns loud and clear, and they won’t be having such a late dismissal time for high schoolers and middle schoolers.

In the next steps, the district said they’ll be putting out a second draft of the standard schedule, and then inviting community feedback on that draft. They said the final draft will be put out in either late May or early June.

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