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Program Moves: New ECCO School Building

Several school programs are relocating to make way for bond construction and for other reasons. Among them, 4J’s ECCO alternative high school program has a new home in downtown Eugene.

ECCO relocated from the Lane Community College main campus to the downtown area in summer 2019. The alternative high school program was housed at LCC for six years until district’s lease agreement expired at the end of the 2018–19 school year.

After consideration of several potential sites, constructing a new school building at the 4J Education Center—the district office building at 200 North Monroe Street—was determined to be the best solution and most accessible location for students from across the district who enroll in the alternative high school program. The district contracted with Modern Building Systems to erect a high-quality pre-fabricated building to serve as ECCO’s new home.

ECCO’s new school building is located just northeast of the main building at the 4J Education Center, near the city’s Owen Rose Garden. The new building is sized to fit ECCO’s 100–125 students, with six classrooms, a childcare room, support areas, school office space and a common area. Healthy and fresh school meals are prepared in the existing kitchen facility at the Education Center next door.  

ECCO will continue in its new location serving students who find a separate alternative high school setting their best fit to help them succeed.

 

About the School Bond Measure

In November 2018, voters in Eugene School District 4J resoundingly passed a $319.3 million school bond measure to replace three aging school buildings, provide for program moves, and fund improvements at every 4J school, including new student technology, updated instructional materials, accessibility and equitability enhancements, security upgrades, and building repairs.