4J to hear public comment, talk future of Corridor Elementary

The school district is looking to cut millions ahead of an expected $17.5 million budget shortfall due to the pandemic.

Posted: May 27, 2020 4:14 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- The 4J school board will discuss the future of Corridor Elementary Wednesday night.

The school district is looking to cut millions ahead of an expected $17.5 million budget shortfall due to the pandemic. School board members already approved five furlough days for the rest of this academic year to save money.

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Anne Marie Levis, the chair of the school board, said she empathizes with parents about the possible closure, but she and the board have to make tough decisions.

"I think we need to be accountable to our taxpayers," Levis said. "If we have another building we would move them there but this is what we need to figure out tonight."

Levis said there are no exact numbers at this time about how much money would be saved from closing Corridor Elementary. But she did say over $1 million in bond money would be saved from the North Eugene High School construction project.

Public comment will begin at 5:30 Wednesday night and the work session will start at 7 p.m.

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