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4J Board Goals



Excellence, equity and choice are the core values that have shaped the board’s direction and actions since 2000.

In Eugene School District 4J, we believe that every student in every school can excel and that it is our responsibility as a board to ensure that every student has equitable access and opportunity. While our district has many strengths and successes to build on, we also must improve to make this vision a reality. In our current system, inequities exist among schools in terms of their ability to address students’ educational needs. These inequities affect student performance and contribute to an opportunity gap.

These goals help us focus our efforts where improvement is most needed. They do not describe every effort we are dedicated to doing. Although not all programs and services are specifically addressed in these goals, we are committed to providing a comprehensive education that meets the needs of each student.

These board goals will allow us to focus our attention on a few key priorities to ensure that we can succeed; that we continue to work within our means; and that we can measure our progress along the way. Upon the board’s adoption of these goals, the superintendent will develop superintendent, department, and school-level outcome goals that will help achieve key results and will be listed in an area of superintendent responsibility in the superintendent’s evaluation process. When the superintendent succeeds, the board succeeds.


I.     Implement the components of the Student Success Act.

  • Community outreach
  • Stakeholder engagements
  • Incorporate into FY 2020-2021 Budget


II.     Improve communication and transparency with the community.

  • Hold meetings in regional settings and differing start times
  • Hold drop-in community forums
  • Participate in the Superintendent coffee meetings
  • Review website accessibility and functionality for board related information


III.   Address policies and practices on student assessments

  • Increase instructional time
  • Focus legislative relief for the essential skills tests for high school seniors.


IV. Improve graduation rates and third grade reading results.

  • Focus on third grade reading result
  • Focus on key academic transitions; fifth grade to sixth grade and eighth grade to ninth grade
  • Develop a dashboard data presentation to track key indicators



Adopted: September 18, 2019