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Bond News (2018)

News and updates about the November 2018 bond measure to fund improvements at every 4J school.

  • Goodbye, Silver Lea: Last Look at School Building
    Virtual tours give one last look at school building that housed Corridor and Yujin Gakuen elementary schools  It’s time to say farewell to the former Silver Lea Elementary School building, which for the past few decades has housed Corridor and Yujin Gakuen Japanese Immersion Elementary School. The Silver Lea building will be removed soon and the ...
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  • Fond Farewell to Edison Elementary School Building
    Last look at Edison’s 1926 building shared in virtual tour Edison Elementary School has a long and well-loved history in the south university neighborhood. Edison will continue on, but it’s time to say farewell to the school’s 1926 building with its well-known brick entry facade. The school has the oldest and poorest condition building in the ...
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  • Corridor Elementary School to Close in JuneCorridor Elementary School to Close in June
    The Eugene School Board has voted to close Corridor Elementary School at the end of this school year, in light of significantly decreased student enrollment at the small alternative elementary school and expected school funding shortfalls resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. Corridor’s enrollment had fallen by nearly half over the past several years to 142 students ...
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  • Bond-Funded Athletic Improvements Race Forward This SummerBond-Funded Athletic Improvements Race Forward This Summer
    Promised bond work continues while school facilities are closed Spring sports may be canceled but planned bond work marches on. Thanks to the 4J community’s support of the 2018 school bond measure, needed upgrades are being completed across the district to improve athletic facilities and support equitable athletic opportunities for all students. The packed schedule of planned ...
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  • North Eugene High School Design Comes Into FocusNorth Eugene High School Design Comes Into Focus
    Architects present design of new high school building—the area’s first in more than 50 years  The new North Eugene High School is one step closer to reality, thanks to voters’ approval of the 2018 school bond measure and design work by the team of Rowell Brokaw Architects and Opsis Architecture. The design team has presented its ...
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  • Bond Work Springs ForwardBond Work Springs Forward
    District has a packed schedule of school improvements slated this spring and summer Even though school facilities are closed, promised improvements continue in anticipation of our students’ return for the 2020–21 school year and beyond, many of them thanks to voter-approved bond funds. From security additions to athletic facility improvements to much-needed facility repairs, Eugene School ...
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  • New Edison Elementary School Design Takes ShapeNew Edison Elementary School Design Takes Shape
    Architects present design of new building  The Edison Elementary School design team of Mahlum Architects and Robertson Sherwood Architects has completed design development for the new building, reflecting input received from families, neighbors and other community members. The Edison school building that will be replaced, thanks to the community’s support of the 2018 school bond measure, is ...
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  • Willard Swing School Taking ShapeWillard Swing School Taking Shape
    New space for elementary schools to open this fall Edison Elementary School will have a new temporary home this fall. Edison will move to a facility at the former Willard school site at 29th & Lincoln for two years, while the new Edison school building is constructed. Edison’s 94-year-old building at 22nd & Onyx is the oldest ...
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  • Contractor Chosen to Build New North Eugene High SchoolContractor Chosen to Build New North Eugene High School
    Long established firm with local experience will serve as CM/GC Planning for the new North Eugene High School is underway. A construction manager/general contractor (CM/GC) has been selected to coordinate planning and construction of the new building: Lease Crutcher Lewis (Lewis), a construction company with offices in Eugene, Portland and Seattle, founded in 1886. Lewis’s numerous high-profile ...
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  • 4J Seeks Architect for Gilham School Expansion4J Seeks Architect for Gilham School Expansion
    District is soliciting architect proposals for school improvements Voters in Eugene School District 4J resoundingly passed the school bond measure in November 2018 to fund capital improvements for 4J schools. Bond funds will be used to construct three new school buildings, expand Gilham Elementary School, and make other capital improvements across the district. Every school will ...
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