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News and updates about how your school bond dollars are being put to work.

  • Community Meetings: New School Design & Construction Nov. 2 & 3: Get the latest on new school projects The first two of four new school buildings have completed designs and are well underway in their construction, thanks to voters’ approval of the 2013 school bond measure. The first two older school buildings being replaced are Howard Elementary School, in north Eugene, and Roosevelt Middle ... Read more...
  • Bird’s-Eye View of New School Construction See new schools taking shape—from the air Howard Elementary School  Roosevelt Middle School  Students and teachers from Howard Elementary School and Roosevelt Middle School have been getting an up-close look at the construction sites of the new school building where they will be teaching and learning next year. Now the public can get a closer glimpse of the ... Read more...
  • Gilham Elementary School Master Plan Master plan developed to guide improvements at Gilham  The Eugene School District 4J bond measure resoundingly approved by voters in May 2013 included funds to improve and expand Gilham Elementary School, a neighborhood school in the Sheldon region in northeast Eugene. To map the route forward, the district hired GMA Architects to provide a master plan for Gilham that more ... Read more...
  • Summer Construction Is Heating Up In progress: New schools and improvements from east to west and floors to roofs  Summer work is heating up at schools across the Eugene School District, thanks in large part to voters who resoundingly passed school bond measures in 2011 and 2013. Two aging elementary schools and two middle schools will be replaced with new buildings in the next two ... Read more...
  • Family School to Relocate to Crest Drive School will open in new location this fall The Family School alternative elementary school program will have a new home this fall: the former Crest Drive Elementary School site. Family School is currently co-located with a neighborhood middle school, Arts & Technology Academy, in the former Jefferson Middle School building at 22nd & Fillmore. Family School’s middle school ... Read more...
  • Master Plan for Gilham Elementary Plan developed to guide improvements at Gilham  The Eugene School District 4J bond measure resoundingly approved by voters in May 2013 included funds to improve and expand Gilham Elementary School, a neighborhood school in the Sheldon region in northeast Eugene. To map the route forward, the district hired GMA Architects, working with Bassetti Architects, to provide a master plan for ... Read more...
  • Gilham Elementary Master Plan Coming Together Learn more, give input at design open house March 17  Parents, neighbors and community members are invited to a design open house on March 17 to learn more and provide input about the future of the Gilham Elementary School building. Building improvements are coming soon, thanks to voters’ approval of the 2013 school bond measure. A draft master plan for the improvements ... Read more...
  • Lend Your Vision to Gilham Elementary School Improvements Help envision future of Gilham facility through survey, public forum Planning for the future of Gilham Elementary is underway! Bond-funded improvements will include enclosing exterior breezeways and adding restrooms and classroom space. Construction is projected to begin in 2016. Students, teachers, parents and guardians, administrators, facilities staff, custodians, and community members alike have all been working closely ... Read more...
  • 4J, YMCA Move Toward a Future Together at Roosevelt Site School board votes to approve agreement  The new Roosevelt Middle School set to open in 2016 could have a YMCA recreational facility next door, if the Eugene School Board approves a tentative agreement on the sale of the property. Eugene School District 4J and the Eugene Family YMCA have reached a tentative agreement, subject to approval by the ... Read more...
  • River Road School Design Firming Up Dual immersion elementary school to be rebuilt using bond funds The aging River Road/El Camino del Río Elementary School will soon be replaced with a new building. The schematic design phase is approaching completion and construction is expected to break ground next year. Families, neighbors, and community members are invited to see the latest design work at an open house on Thursday, ... Read more...