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Summer Slate of Bond Work Wraps Up

District completes packed schedule of spring and summer school improvements

While school buildings were closed, facility improvement projects continued this spring and summer, many of them thanks to voter-approved bond funds.

From security additions to athletic facility improvements to much-needed facility repairs, Eugene School District 4J continues to complete priority projects promised with the passage of the school bond measure in 2018.

Work completed this spring and summer included:

Bond Funded Improvement Projects 

  • New North Eugene High School design and preliminary construction work
  • New Edison Elementary School design and preliminary construction work
  • New swing school facility completed at Willard, to be used first to temporarily house Edison and then Camas Ridge Elementary School
  • Gilham Elementary School expansion architect and contractor selected and schematic design completed
  • Completed renovations at Kelly Middle School for Yujin Gakuen Elementary School program move
  • Field turf replacements at Arts & Technology Academy, Spencer Butte Middle School, North Eugene High School and South Eugene High School
  • New roofing installed in selected areas at Sheldon High School, South Eugene High School and Twin Oaks Elementary School
  • Video camera security system installation completed at every school
  • Modular classroom for pre-K installed at Chávez Elementary School
  • Woodshop design completed for Churchill High School
  • Beginning construction on a new softball field at North Eugene High School
  • Left-field baseball netting completed at South Eugene High School
  • Sidewalk replacement at Spencer Butte Middle School
  • HVAC controls improved at Monroe Middle School
  • North gate and upper gym door at Sheldon High School
  • Office ventilation at Spring Creek Elementary School
  • LED lighting upgrades at multiple sites

Other School Improvement Projects 

  • Gym floors refinished at Chávez Elementary School, Gilham Elementary School, Holt Elementary School, River Road/El Camino del Río Elementary School, Arts & Technology Academy, Kennedy Middle School, Madison Middle School and the Willard swing school site
  • Exterior painting at Edgewood Elementary School, Cal Young Middle School, Kelly Middle School, Madison Middle School and Sheldon High School
  • Access control systems upgraded
  • Fire department access boxes at multiple sites
  • Dry rot repairs at multiple sites
  • New gutters at Kelly Middle School
  • Hydronic valves at Awbrey Park Elementary School
  • New front building sign at Spring Creek Elementary School
  • Awning replacement at Twin Oaks Elementary School
  • Flooring replacement at Gilham Elementary School
  • Water heater replacement at Buena Vista Elementary School
  • Baseball storage area at Churchill High School
  • Rebuilt freezer at South Eugene High School
  • COVID planning and response districtwide

The list of spring and summer projects was ambitious but achievable, thanks to the 4J facilities team’s hard work and planning and our community’s support of the bond measure. Substantial facility improvements have been made across the district, with more to come.

 

Future projects include renovations at Kennedy Middle School for the upcoming move of the Chinese Immersion School, updating Churchill’s CTE woodshop, completing upgrades at Fox Hollow Campus, selecting an architect and CM/GC for the Camas Ridge building replacement, and selecting an architect for planned equitable athletic facilities improvements.

For ongoing updates including videos and photos from school improvement worksites, follow the district’s social media pages on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and subscribe to receive occasional bond news email updates by emailing bond@4j.lane.edu.

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