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Bridging the Digital Divide: Free Devices Help Students

4J partners with Sprint to provide smartphones and internet access to support student achievement

This is the digital age—and some of our students are facing a digital divide. Eugene School District 4J is partnering with Sprint to help bridge this divide.

As the use of technology has become more integrated into classrooms, the need for students to have internet access has increased. Nearly two-thirds of students use the internet at home to complete their homework and school-related activities. However, many 4J students do not have adequate internet access at home. These students suffer from a “homework gap,” impacting their ability to succeed.

The digital divide also is an obstacle to parent engagement. Many 4J schools and teachers use online grading and communication systems, so parents need internet access to stay informed of their child’s academic progress.

To help support students and parents, a team from Eugene School District 4J researched opportunities and wrote a successful grant for the Sprint 1Million Project.

Over the next five years, 4J will provide free smartphones or other wireless devices and high-speed internet connectivity to eligible high school students, while supplies last. To be eligible, a student must be enrolled in a 4J high school and lack adequate internet access at home.

4J is distributing 300 smartphones to eligible students this school year. In the 2018–19 school year, the district will have an additional 200 devices to distribute to eligible students.

Sprint covers the costs, providing the devices at no cost to the district, and providing service at no charge while the student is enrolled in high school. Students get to keep their phone or other device after they complete high school.

Getting connected is easy! Parents simply fill out an application (English or Español) and return it to the school. For more information, contact your school’s finance office.

For more information about the program, see Sprint 1Million Project.

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Coffee With the Superintendent

Drop in for coffee and conversation!

Coffee With the Superintendent
Wednesday, Dec. 6, 7:30–8:30 a.m.
Countryside Pizza & Grill, 645 River Road, Eugene
(invite your friends!)

Let’s chat! You’re invited to drop in for a cup of coffee, fresh biscuits and conversation with Eugene School District 4J Superintendent Dr. Gustavo Balderas. The treats are on us!

This is an informal time for parents, students, staff and other community members to meet the superintendent, learn about important things happening in the district, ask questions and share your ideas and feedback.

This is the second in a series of drop-in events that will be held throughout the school year. Later meetings will be held at different locations around the district. Times will vary between mornings, afternoons and evenings to accommodate differing schedules.

Whether you have a specific question or idea, or simply want to hear more about the district’s biggest priorities, challenges and successes, please join us for coffee.

RSVP or invite your friends 

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District Officially Settles Teacher Contract

Agreement includes common calendar, student learning time, teacher salary increases 

Eugene School District 4J has agreed on a 3-year contract with our teachers’ union. The agreement maintains a full school year, moves toward a consistent school schedule with more learning time for many students, increases elementary preparation time, supports special education, and provides salary increases each year, all while containing cost increases to avoid impacting class sizes.

Important provisions of the new contract agreement include:

  • New common calendar for all 4J schools will provide more learning time for many students, consistent schedules and equitable instruction time regardless of zip code
  • Elementary teachers will have more preparation time during the school day, and students will have more PE, music or other specialized instruction time
  • Competitive compensation will continue with salary increases for every teacher every year:
    2.1% COLA (cost of living increase) in 2017–18 • 1.8% COLA in 2018–19 • 2.0% COLA in 2019–20

The contract update has been agreed by the Eugene School District 4J and the Eugene Education Association bargaining teams, ratified by teachers and approved by the school board.

“We are pleased to have reached a deal with our largest employee group, our skilled and dedicated teachers and licensed specialists,” says Christine Nesbit, district in-house counsel and lead negotiator. “This hard-won contract agreement represents a true compromise, with each side giving and gaining on important issues.”

“It took time to reach this compromise, but the end result was worth it,” adds Superintendent Gustavo Balderas. “We’re pleased to have an agreement that supports our valued teachers and achieves our district’s key goals, all within our school district’s limited resources. Now we need to move forward and turn those conceptual improvements into real change for our teachers and students.”

School board chair Eileen Nittler notes, “The biggest winners are our students and families, who will have more learning time, more consistent schedules, and better-prepared teachers to support their learning.”

The collective bargaining agreement applies to 4J’s teachers and other licensed professionals, such as school nurses and counselors, who are represented by the Eugene Education Association (EEA).

More About Labor Negotiations

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Superintendent Community Meeting: 4J Vision 20/20

Come learn about the 4J Vision 20/20 strategic plan–our roadmap for the future!

Parents, students, staff and community members are invited to meet with 4J Superintendent Dr. Gustavo Balderas and learn about the 4J Vision 20/20 strategic plan on Tuesday, Nov. 14, at 6 p.m.

Eugene School District 4J is looking to the future with the 4J Vision 20/20 strategic plan, which was developed in partnership with the community and adopted earlier this year by the school board. The plan is a roadmap to guide the school district’s efforts and resources for the next three to five years.

At this community meeting, 4J Superintendent Dr. Gustavo Balderas will share and discuss the 4J Vision 20/20 strategic plan and the efforts underway in our school district to meet its goals.

Tuesday, November 14, 6–7 p.m.
Kennedy Middle School, 2200 Bailey Hill Rd.
(RSVP or invite friends on Facebook

4J Vision 20/20 Strategic Plan:

Vision: Every Student Connected to Community and Empowered to Succeed.

  • Goal I:  Educational Excellence with Equitable Access and Outcomes for Every Student
  • Goal II:  Multiple Pathways to Student Success
  • Goal III:  Communication and Connection with Community
  • Goal IV:  Diverse World‐Class Workforce
  • Goal V: Stable, Sustainable Stewardship

Learn more about 4J Vision 20/20 Strategic Plan.

Additional community meetings with the superintendent on different topics will be held throughout the school year.

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Tentative Agreement Reached on Teacher Contract

3-year contract agreement must be ratified by association members and approved by school board 

The Eugene Education Association and Eugene School District 4J bargaining teams have reached a tentative agreement on the final issues under negotiation for a new 3-year contract. Important provisions include:

• Continuing competitive compensation with fair salary increases for every teacher every year: 2.1% COLA (cost of living increase) in 2017–18, 1.8% in 2018–19, 2.0% in 2019–20

• Providing elementary teachers more preparation time during the school day and students more PE, music or other specialized instruction 

• Developing a common calendar that will provide equitable instruction time 

Before the agreement becomes final it must be approved by the teacher association’s leadership, its members, and the school board. A ratification meeting is tentatively scheduled on Tuesday, Nov. 14. If members ratify the agreement, the Eugene School Board will then vote on approval of the agreement at an upcoming board meeting.

The collective bargaining agreement applies to 4J’s teachers and licensed specialists such as counselors, nurses and librarians.

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4J Benefits and Wellness Newsletter – November 2017 – Issue 299

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4J BENEFITS AND WELLNESS NEWSLETTER
Prepared by Julie Wenzl • 541-790-7682 • wenzl@4j.lane.edu • November 6, 2017 • Issue Number 299

MONDAY REWARD

Need a reason to celebrate a Monday? If you spent the last week keeping up with your fitness routine, then you’ve earned the right to celebrate on Monday! Sticking to a workout regimen is no easy task, especially when daily life can get very busy. If you’ve been able to achieve any of your fitness goals, like losing weight or increasing the time you spend working out, there are ways to reward yourself that won’t sabotage your progress. A reward can also motivate you to keep pushing yourself towards next Monday’s reward!

One of the first rewards to come to mind after a tough week of fitness might be food, and that’s fine – as long as you keep it healthy.  But there are several other ways you can treat yourself for a job well done.  Treat yourself to a massage or a day trip. Spend an hour away from your phone or computer. Go out to a movie or museum. Visit a library or a bookstore by yourself. Plan a night out with your friends. Download a new fitness app for your phone or download some new workout music. If you want to do something physical, make it something that’s fun. Go rock climbing, skating, or walking around a park. Whatever you choose, do something that makes you feel good and maintains the spirit of the healthy lifestyle changes you’re making.

You can also do something that’s more long-term and create a rewards system.  Rather than use Monday to give yourself a small reward, use Monday to build towards a bigger reward. For every short-term goal achieved, give yourself points that can add up to something you’ve been wanting for a while. Have you been saving up for new tech, a vacation, or luxury item? Earn it! Work harder to accumulate more points towards your reward.

By giving yourself something to work for that is more than just a fitness goal you can give yourself a great reason to get a little competitive with yourself. Don’t just work out – win every Monday!

TAX SHELTERED ANNUITY (TSA) VENDOR FAIR

You are invited to attend a 403(b) Tax Sheltered Annuity (TSA) Vendor Fair. This drop-in style format event will be a great opportunity to gather information on tax deferred retirement savings plans. This event will take place in the Ed Center Auditorium between 3:30 and 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 14, 2017.

There will be experts on hand from many of the vendors who work with 4J employees, all together in one place. If you have been meaning to start your TSA, now is the time. If you already have a TSA going and have questions, this is a great opportunity to connect directly with your vendor.

All 4J licensed employees are eligible to set up an account under the 403(b) Plan with any vendor who is on the District list of approved vendors: http://www.ncompliance.com/guest_employervendors.aspx?EmployerID=12

4J Retirement Plan A eligible employees (hired into a licensed position before July 1, 1998 and continuously a bargaining unit member) do not receive a TSA contribution from 4J.

4J Retirement Plan B eligible employees (hired into a licensed position on or after July 1, 1998) are eligible to receive a TSA contribution from 4J:

  • First year of eligibility – $50 / month
  • Third year of eligibility – $75 / month
  • Sixth year of eligibility – $100 / month
  • Tenth year of eligibility – $150 / month
  • Thirteenth year of eligibility – $175 / month

2017-18 VISION PLAN

Please note that our vision coverage is now offered through VSP, and we no longer use Moda as our vision carrier. To take advantage of your VSP Choice Plus Plan vision coverage, let your provider know that you are enrolled with VSP and they will do the rest – no card needed. To search for a participating provider, or to find out more about your benefits, visit VSP.com and create an account using your OEBB E-number or social security number.

OEBB will no longer apply the 12-month waiting period restrictions for members who waived vision coverage at initial eligibility. Members who enrolled in vision benefits during open enrollment are now eligible for full vision benefits, regardless of prior vision enrollment or eligibility.

Don’t need prescription glasses? The VSP plan offers the Suncare benefit. With a $20 copay, members can receive a $300 allowance for ready-made non-prescription sunglasses instead of prescription glasses or contacts. The Suncare benefit is available every 12 months. Just tell your VSP Choice Network provider you want to use your Suncare benefit.

4J BLOOD DRIVE

On October 19, 2017, 4J hosted the Lane Bloodworks bloodmobile for a blood drive. 17 donors registered to donate, and Lane Bloodworks was able to collect 13 units of blood, which can save as many as 39 lives. Of the registered donors, 6 were first time donors!

To learn more about the blood needs in our community and the donation process, please visit: http://lanebloodcenter.org/.

STILL NEED A FLU SHOT?

If you missed the 4J flu shot clinics and have OEBB/Moda insurance, you can receive a flu shot at a network pharmacy – no copayment necessary.

Call ahead of time to make sure the pharmacy has the vaccine you need. Show your Moda Health ID card to the pharmacist for billing before receiving a vaccine – otherwise it may not be covered.

The following participating chain pharmacies provide vaccines: Rite Aid, Fred Meyer, Albertson Savon, Safeway, Target, and Bi-Mart.

For a complete list of network pharmacies or if you have questions, call Moda Health Pharmacy Customer Service at 8669230411.

RETIRING THIS YEAR?

If you are considering retirement sometime during or at the end of the school year, please make sure you are aware of the requirements and timelines. There are two steps you’ll need to take to complete your retirement:

  1. Contact PERS to begin your Service Retirement process.
  2. Contact Julie Wenzl (541-790-7682 or wenzl@4j.lane.edu) to learn about your 4J retirement benefits and complete your 4J retirement paperwork.

To get advice regarding your PERS retirement, you’ll need to work with your financial planner or directly with PERS. 4J does not give PERS advice. The phone number for PERS is 888-320-7377 and the website is http://oregon.gov/PERS/. You can find a great deal of information on the PERS website, and can download forms and sign up for education sessions as well.

Article 4.9 of our contract specifies that you must give the District at least 60 days notice of your intention to retire:

The District will provide two supplemental retirement plans for eligible unit members. A unit member hired and employed as a bargaining unit member prior to July 1, 1998 and continuously a bargaining unit member until the date of retirement from District employment, is eligible for Supplemental Retirement Plan A. A bargaining unit member hired and employed on or after July 1, 1998, is eligible for Supplemental Retirement Plan B. A unit member who elects supplemental retirement must provide the District with at least sixty (60) days advance notice of retirement. Notice may be revoked or waived with District consent.

Article 4.9.1.b of our contract outlines an additional timeline requirement for plan A retirees:

By April 1st, unit members must give the District Human Resource Department a written commitment which specifies a retirement date if they intend to retire during the period from April 1st through November 15th. If unit members provide this commitment by April 1st, they shall be advanced two payments of the monthly supplemental retirement stipend in the first month following termination from the District. If unit members do not provide this commitment by April 1st and retire during the period from April 1st through November 15th, the unit members shall not be paid the monthly supplemental retirement stipend or the District insurance contribution during the first two months following retirement.

Regardless of participation in 4J retiree insurance, licensed employees must provide a 60-day written notice of intent to leave 4J employment as required by ORS 342.553 (1).

WELLNESS CLINIC THANKSGIVING CLOSURE

The 4J Wellness Clinic will be closed for Thanksgiving: November 23 – 24. Regular clinic hours are Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. The clinic is closed for lunch from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. The phone number for the clinic is 541-686-1427.

 


The information in this newsletter has been summarized. It is presented as information – not advice or counsel. In all instances, the benefits, conditions, and limitations as outlined in the 4J Master Contracts prevail over this representation. Please refer to your Benefits booklet or master contracts available at the District offices for additional information regarding your benefits plans.

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Classified Benefits & Wellness Newsletter November 2017 Issue #3

“Double-Match” 403(b) TSA Retirement Savings Incentive Program

Attention all Classified Employees!  Take advantage of this optional retirement plan to help secure a comfortable retirement.  The district will pay 1.25% of your monthly salary into a retirement savings account, if you commit to half that amount.

This “double-match” effectively triples your initial investment each month!

For every thousand dollars you earn:

You contribute:            $  6.25
District contributes:      $12.50
Your investment:         $18.75

This is an example, using $1,000.  The monthly contributions will always be exact percentages of whatever your monthly gross salary is.

403(b) TSA Vendor Fair

You are cordially invited to attend a 403(b) Tax Sheltered Annuity (TSA) Vendor Fair  This drop-in style format event will be a great opportunity to gather information on tax deferred retirement savings plans. This event will take place in the Ed Center Auditorium between 3:30 and 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 14, 2017.

There will be representatives on hand from the 3 eligible vendors who work with 4J Classified employees.

Unable to attend the fair?  Open an account with one of the 3 vendors and complete a District 4J Salary Reduction Agreement.  Make a copy for your records, then deliver the original to Financial Services in the Ed Center.

American Century Investments:  Offering 403(b) mutual fund custodial accounts.  Contact a dedicated professional:  1-800-345-3533

VALIC:  Offering 403(b) annuity products.  Contact Colin McDonnell: 541-687-2221.

Voya:  Offering 403(b) annuity products.  Contact John Van Ravenhorst: 541-343-2928

The TSA Plan Salary Reduction form may be found on the 4J benefits webpage:

http://www.4j.lane.edu/hr/benefits/faqs-forms-and-publications/.  Forms are also available in the Financial Services department.

Jasper Mountain Holiday Drive:  November 20 – December 15

For many years OSEA Chapter 1 has sponsored the Annual Jasper Mountain Holiday Drive to benefit the children residing at the Jasper Mountain Child Center.  Jasper Mountain is a residential treatment program that provides a loving, nurturing, and stable environment for children who have experienced severe abuse and neglect.  Items we have donated in prior years include clothing, school supplies, art supplies, books, DVDs toys, sports equipment, etc.

Many of our schools have programs that help out families during the holidays and we are fortunate to be giving in so many meaningful ways.  In addition to these wonderful individualized programs, Jasper Mountain Holiday Drive unites all of us together in giving to our community and bringing joy to abused and neglected children.

Volunteers Needed

A volunteer is needed from each school/building, department to coordinate the drive.  This would include wrapping a large box in holiday paper, labeling it Jasper Mountain Holiday Drive, posting the list of suggested items (provided to you), placing it in your staff room or office for a period of about 3 weeks, and helping to get the word out to your colleagues.

We will have volunteers that can pick up the donated items and deliver to Jasper Mountain right before winter break.  If you want to help and don’t have a box….we can get you one!  Need holiday wrap?  No worries ~ we’ve got you covered!   If you would like to volunteer, please let me know by Monday, November 6th. 

VSP Vision Coverage

Please note that our vision coverage is now offered through VSP, and we no longer use Moda as our vision carrier. To take advantage of your vision coverage, simply let your provider know that you are enrolled with VSP and they will do the rest! To search for a participating provider, or to find out more about your benefits, visit VSP.com and create an account using your OEBB E-number or social security number.

Volunteering makes an immeasurable difference in the lives of others.  But did you know how much you help yourself by giving back?  From lowering stress to boosting self-confidence, volunteering offers many health benefits.

Check Your Paystub!

Active employees and retirees still receiving a paycheck will see the new insurance rates that took effect October 1, 2017, reflected on their 10/31/2017 paystub.  Retirees who have arranged for payment from a bank account will see the change in rates in the November 5, 2017 ACH payment.

Under the Pre-Tax Deductions section of your wage statement, you should see your monthly insurance premium as well as any money you deposit into a Flexible Spending Account or Tax Sheltered Annuity.  If you purchased optional life insurance, you’ll see the premiums for that coverage in the After-Tax Deductions.

Please take a few minutes to verify that your deductions and plan elections are correct.

Classified Professional Education Program (PEP) Fund Information

The purpose of the fund is to provide opportunities in professional development and is intended to help classified employees improve professional knowledge, competence, skills, and effectiveness relevant to their current district position*.

The program allows for reimbursement for job-related training activities, tuition reimbursement, registration or material costs, and conferences and workshops.

Normal program rules allow one request per fiscal (school) year, up to $300 for workshops, classes, books or other expenses related to professional development.  Requests are processed on a first-come, first served basis until funds run out.   PEP fund requests can be found on the HR website: http://www.4j.lane.edu/hr/forms/

Send completed forms to:

PEP Fund, Ed Center Attn.: Diana McElhinney

*PEP funds are limited for staff development options that are initiated by employees.  District mandated trainings are not eligible for reimbursement.  Employees must obtain principal/supervisor permission to attend all PEP fund eligible professional development.  Your building is responsible for coverage and if a substitute is needed please use the Building Professional Development/Activity code in AESOP.

2017-18 Sick Leave Bank Donation Reminder

Classified employees who elected to join the 2017-18 Classified Sick Leave Bank (SLB) during the May 2017 enrollment period will see the donations reflected as a sick leave deduction in the sick leave section on your October 31, 2017 paystub.

Some of the days in November carry the whole memory of summer as a fire opal carries the color of moonrise.

Gladys Taber

Medical Deductible Carryover

If you did not meet your deductible during the 2016-17 plan year, any expenses applied during the last 3 months (July, August, September) will be carried over and applied to the deductible for the following plan year.

EAP ~ Balance Your Life

Call the Employee Assistance Program.

The EAP provides services to help employees privately resolve problems that may interfere with work, family, and other important areas of life.

EAP services include counseling, work-life balance, and wellness resources.  As an OEBB member, there is no cost to you or your family members for using EAP services.

It’s fast, easy, and confidential to access EAP services.  When you call EAP, you just need to provide 4J District as your employer and basic contact information.  During a crisis, you can call to speak with a counselor 24 hours a day.

Call the EAP at 1-866-750-1327 or go online

www.myrbh.com – use access code: OEBB.

Wellness Made Easy

Eating more lentils and other legumes (beans and peas) may lower the risk of diabetes, according to a recent analysis from a study in Clinical Nutrition.  Eating at least three servings a week can lower the risk of developing diabetes over a four year period by 35 percent.

Legumes, a source of both protein and carbohydrates, have a low glycemic index and are rich in various nutrients and other compounds, such as potassium, magnesium, polyphenols, and fiber that are associated with improved glucose metabolism and reduced diabetes risk.  Researchers suggest eating a least half a serving of legumes a day in place of half a serving of other carbohydrate-rich foods (like bread and rice) or protein foods (like eggs).

Wellness Clinic Closure

The 4J Wellness Clinic will be closed for Thanksgiving:  November 23 – 24.  Regular clinic hours are Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.  The clinic is closed for lunch from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.  The phone number for the clinic is 541-686-1427.

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This newsletter is reviewed and edited each month by the District 4J and OSEA representatives of the Classified Joint Benefits Committee (JBC).The information in this newsletter is summarized, and is not intended as advice or counsel.

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North Region Visioning Process: Get Engaged

Share your views, shape your schools
Help define future of North Eugene region 

You are invited to help shape the future of 4J schools in the North Eugene area. Students, families, staff and neighbors are encouraged to take part in the district’s North Region Visioning Process at a community engagement event in November or December.

Attendees will participate in energizing design activities and share their voices to help guide future decisions, as our schools seek to better serve our community’s diverse students and families.

Eugene School District 4J is working to support and strengthen schools across the district, starting in the North Eugene region, and the community is invited to get involved.

Choose one:

ENGLISH:
Monday, November 6, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Madison Middle School, 875 Wilkes Dr.
(RSVP or invite friends on Facebook

Tuesday, December 5, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
Kelly Middle School, 850 Howard Ave.
(RSVP or invite friends on Facebook

SPANISH/ESPAÑOL:
Thursday, November 16 / jueves, 16 de noviembre, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
River Road/El Camino del Río Elementary School, 120 W. Hilliard Lane.
(RSVP or invite friends on Facebook

4J STAFF:
 Wednesday, November 8, 4:00–6:00 p.m.
North Eugene High School cafeteria, 200 Silver Lane
(RSVP or invite friends on Facebook

These community engagement events are part of 4J’s North Region Visioning Process, a regional focus including an opinion- and idea-gathering process involving North Eugene area parents, students, school staff and community members. The aim is to identify and implement a unified vision for North Region schools in the coming years. The North Region Visioning Process follows on the districtwide 4J Vision 20/20 strategic planning process. Visioning processes in other regions will follow.

If you have questions about these events or the North Region Visioning Process, please call 4J Instructional Services at 541-790-7550.

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World Language Curriculum Upgrades Underway

New language learning materials are coming soon!

4J has kicked off the process to adopt new world language curriculum materials using bond funds approved by voters in 2013. The last districtwide world language curriculum adoption was 15 years ago. Some materials still in use today rely on outdated technology and no longer align with state standards.

The new standards emphasize cultural competency, collaborative learning and analytical and evaluative skills, in addition to comprehensive communication proficiencies.

Teams of teachers, specialists, technology experts and other district staff are reviewing the new curriculum options. Each world language program has its own review team: middle and high school Spanish, French, Japanese and American Sign Language programs, plus each of the language immersion programs (Spanish, French, Japanese and Mandarin Chinese).

Parents, students, educators and community members will have an opportunity to discuss the process, review the textbooks and supplemental materials being considered, and provide feedback at a world language curriculum adoption open house this spring.

New curriculum for middle and high school world language programs will be adopted in spring 2018 and rolled out in the 2018–19 school year. New language immersion curriculum will be adopted in the 2018–19 school year and implemented in schools the following year.

Stay tuned!

4J School Bond Measure: In May 2013, voters in Eugene School District 4J resoundingly passed a $170 million school bond measure to provide funding for 4J school improvements. The bond measure has funded improvements at every 4J school, including updated science curricula and other instructional materials, new student technology, security upgrades, and building repairs, as well as replaced four of the district’s oldest, most inefficient school buildings. (Learn more)

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Coffee With the Superintendent

District leader invites you to drop in for a chat

Coffee With the Superintendent
Thursday, Oct. 19, 3–4 p.m.
4J Education Center, 200 N. Monroe St.
(invite your friends!)

Hey, Eugene: You’re invited to drop in for a cup of coffee and a conversation with Eugene School District 4J’s superintendent, Dr. Gustavo Balderas. The coffee’s on us!

This is an informal time for parents, students, staff and other community members to talk with the superintendent, learn about important things happening in the district, ask questions and share your ideas and feedback.

A series of drop-in coffee chats will be held throughout the school year. The first is on Thursday, October 19, 3–4 p.m. at the 4J Education Center, 200 N. Monroe St. in Eugene. Later meetings will be held at different locations around the district. Times will vary between mornings and afternoons to accommodate differing schedules.

Whether you have a specific question or idea, or simply want to hear more about the district’s biggest priorities, challenges and successes, please consider joining us at an upcoming coffee chat.

RSVP or invite your friends 

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