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

  • Design Takes Shape at Arts & Technology Academy Neighborhood middle school will be renovated and reconstructed using bond funds Families, neighbors, and community members are invited to a public meeting on December 9 about the renovation and reconstruction of the Arts & Technology Academy school building at 1650 W. 22nd Ave. The building will soon be significantly renovated, thanks to voters’ approval of the 2013 school bond measure. The ... Read more...
  • Thanks To Voters! Voters approve renewing school funding Voters in Eugene School District 4J have overwhelmingly passed Measure 20-222, renewing the local option levy that helps fund the day-to-day operations of our schools. This support makes a tremendous difference for every 4J school. This is not a new tax or a tax increase, but a continuation of the local option levy that ... Read more...
  • New River Road School Design Progresses New school will be built to west of existing building The aging River Road/El Camino del Río Elementary School will soon be replaced with a new building, thanks to voters’ approval of the school bond measure in May 2013. The new school will provide better learning environments for students and will cost less to operate. The old school ... Read more...
  • Property Appraisal Next Step In Roosevelt/YMCA Discussions Impartial property valuation will inform good stewardship of public resources Eugene School District 4J will seek an independent appraisal of the property that may be sold to the Eugene Family YMCA for a new Y facility. 4J is considering selling a portion of the Roosevelt property to the Y for a new facility. Roosevelt Middle School is about ... Read more...
  • Next To New: Designing the Reconstruction / Renovation of Arts & Technology Academy Community input sought at public meeting Arts & Technology Academy will soon be significantly renovated, thanks to voters’ approval of the 2013 school bond measure. Families and community members are invited to join us on September 30 for a public meeting about designing the renovation and reconstruction of the Jefferson school building, which houses Arts & Technology Academy middle school and ... Read more...
  • River Road School Design Taking Shape Public invited to weigh in on design and position of new school Design for a new River Road/El Camino del Río Elementary School is underway. The new school is currently scheduled to break ground in 2015 and open in fall 2016. This schedule depends on having the location and configuration of the new school building finalized in the coming ... Read more...
  • Big Machines Moving at Howard Elementary School Classrooms removed to make way for new school building to be completed during 2015–16 school year  When students leave for summer vacation, contractors get to work on building repairs and renovations. Of the many projects completed this summer, one of the most dramatic is at Howard Elementary School. Students at Howard will soon have a new school ... Read more...
  • Summer Bond Work Heats Up Old heating oil tanks are coming out of the ground School’s out for summer, but it’s not vacation time for local contractors. Work is underway across the Eugene School District, thanks to the bond measures voters passed in 2011 and 2013. One important summer project isn’t in classrooms or school buildings, but outside of them. Old underground ... Read more...
  • Technology Expands Learning Beyond Classroom Walls Bond-funded tech helps students connect to global world, learn career skills In Martha “Monty” Montgomery’s seventh-grade classroom at Kelly Middle School, there’s one laptop computer for every two students, and students use them nearly all day. At every 4J school the oldest student computers are being replaced with brand-new laptops as part of the Crossroads Technology Replacement Project funded ... Read more...
  • Roosevelt Design Taking Shape Public invited to open house about design of new middle school The design of the new Roosevelt Middle School is taking shape! Community members are invited to a public meeting on May 27 about the design of the new Roosevelt Middle School building and site, including an option to sell part of the site to Eugene ... Read more...