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Building 4J’s Future: Potential Bond Improvements

July 2018 

Eugene School District 4J is engaging in a community conversation about the next steps for the future of our schools. The school board is considering referring a bond measure to voters on the November 2018 ballot to improve learning environments, modernize materials, and replace, repair and improve aging school buildings.

The district has more than $1 Billion in capital needs, including facility repairs and improvements, capacity to address overcrowding, security and safety, technology, and more. Community input over an 18-month development process has informed the potential project list for a bond measure that would address some, but not all, of the identified capital needs.

The board is considering a bond measure to
address the following priority improvements:

  • Replace three aging school buildings—North Eugene High School, Edison Elementary School, Camas Ridge Elementary School
  • Address overcrowding and projected growth in the Sheldon region with construction to increase elementary school capacity 
  • Renovate facilities for program relocations
  • Improve school safety and security  
  • Improve facility equity, access and health
  • Support career technical education
  • Replace aging school buses
  • Adopt curriculum
  • Modernize technology
  • Provide critical maintenance, repairs and improvements

The board will make final decisions on a bond package and referral to voters on August 15, after seeking community input on priority bond projects and considering potential options to reduce the cost to taxpayers.