4J http://klcc.org en Middle School Students Design, Build, And Race Solar Cars http://klcc.org/post/middle-school-students-design-build-and-race-solar-cars <p>Solar powered cars? There may be problems driving at night, but during a perfectly sunny day in Eugene Saturday, middle school-ers tried their models out during the annual Solar Challenge.</p><p></p><p>The competition held at Cal Young Middle School, is sponsored by the Eugene Water and Electric Board and featured about 250 students. Cars were entered into four categories: Speed racing, a hill climb, and art and science concept cars. Tim Whitley is EWEB's grant coordinator. He says the project increases awareness of alternative energy and gives kids a hands-on opportunity.</p> Sun, 08 Jun 2014 16:08:17 +0000 Desmond O'Boyle 15191 at http://klcc.org Middle School Students Design, Build, And Race Solar Cars Arsons Reported At Two Eugene Middle Schools http://klcc.org/post/arsons-reported-two-eugene-middle-schools <p>Emergency crews in Eugene responded to two arsons at schools in the past 48-hours.&nbsp; Eugene police say the fires were started by teenagers and did not cause any injuries. &nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 03:35:20 +0000 Jes Burns 11752 at http://klcc.org Arsons Reported At Two Eugene Middle Schools 4J Moves Ahead With Local Option Levy Renewal, Roosevelt Middle Land Sale Process http://klcc.org/post/4j-moves-ahead-local-option-levy-renewal-roosevelt-middle-land-sale-process <p>Residents of the Eugene 4J School District will decide this November whether to continue tax support for local schools.&nbsp; Wednesday night, the School Board voted to put a local option levy on the ballot that would fund the district to the tune of $8 million per year.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Board member Jim Torrey said the district was already stretched, and losing the funds would have major consequences.</p><p></p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 05:56:28 +0000 Jes Burns 10144 at http://klcc.org 4J Moves Ahead With Local Option Levy Renewal, Roosevelt Middle Land Sale Process 4J Votes To Offer Civic Stadium Properties To City of Eugene http://klcc.org/post/4j-votes-offer-civic-stadium-properties-city-eugene <div>Eugene’s Depression-era stadium has a new chance for life. &nbsp;Wednesday night, the Eugene 4J School Board voted to accept the City of Eugene’s bid for Civic Stadium. &nbsp;</div><div></div><div>The City offered $4.5 million for the Civic Stadium properties in South Eugene, but is requiring the community to raise significant additional funds to renovate the neglected all-wood grandstand and manage the facility. &nbsp;4J Board Member Jim Torrey put it bluntly. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 07:16:58 +0000 Jes Burns 8516 at http://klcc.org 4J Votes To Offer Civic Stadium Properties To City of Eugene "Bottom of 16th": Civic Stadium Vote Expected http://klcc.org/post/bottom-16th-civic-stadium-vote-expected <p>Wednesday night the Eugene 4j School Board will decide if they will accept the City of Eugene’s offer to purchase historic Civic Stadium.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><br />The district received three bids for the properties in South Eugene – one each from Fred Meyer, the YMCA, and the City of Eugene.&nbsp; Superintendent Sheldon Berman has recommended the district accept the City’s offer. At a 4J School Board Meeting in early February, board members seemed tired of the issue, which they have been dealing with for the past decade.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 08:43:00 +0000 Jes Burns 8452 at http://klcc.org "Bottom of 16th": Civic Stadium Vote Expected Public And Board Respond To Civic Stadium Sale Recommendation http://klcc.org/post/public-and-board-respond-civic-stadium-sale-recommendation <p>Earlier this week, 4J Schools Superintendent Sheldon Berman recommended the sale of the Civic Stadium properties to the City of Eugene, over competing bids from Fred Meyer and the YMCA. &nbsp;A final decision by the 4J Board is still two weeks away. &nbsp;Wednesday night, Board members heard community response to the recommendation.</p><div></div><div>Berman: “This has been a long process…”<p></p><p></p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 06:55:02 +0000 Jes Burns 7713 at http://klcc.org Public And Board Respond To Civic Stadium Sale Recommendation School Superintendent Recommends The City Of Eugene Purchase Civic Stadium http://klcc.org/post/school-superintendent-recommends-city-eugene-purchase-civic-stadium <p>Superintendent Sheldon Berman is recommending the 4J School Board select The City of Eugene's offer of 4.5 million dollars to purchase the Civic Stadium Properties.</p><p>Berman acknowledged the district is currently strained financially. He said there were three main reasons he came to his decision.</p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 01:08:48 +0000 Desmond O'Boyle 7572 at http://klcc.org School Superintendent Recommends The City Of Eugene Purchase Civic Stadium Fans Want Soccer At Civic Stadium http://klcc.org/post/fans-want-soccer-civic-stadium <p>Proponents of refurbishing Eugene's historic Civic Stadium into a soccer venue are continuing to gather community support. About 50 people attended a rally Saturday that started downtown and ended at the Stadium.</p><p>Fans of the Lane United Football Club and the group, Save Civic Stadium hope the 4-J District considers an option to turn the aging venue into a soccer field. Protester Jac Thomas says soccer is popular in Oregon, and Eugene could support a semi-pro team.</p> Sun, 19 Jan 2014 00:01:26 +0000 Desmond O'Boyle 6683 at http://klcc.org Fans Want Soccer At Civic Stadium Winter Weather Closure Information For Wednesday http://klcc.org/post/winter-weather-closure-information-wednesday <p><strong>Lane County</strong>:<br />Lane County Sheriff Tom Turner has canceled his Community Meeting Scheduled for Wednesday evening at the Cottage Grove Community Center<br /><br />• Lane Council of Governments - LCOG - Meals on Wheels in Lane County are closed except in Florence. Cafe 60 Dining Rooms in Lane County are closed except in Florence. Posted: Wed. 11th, 07:45 AM</p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 22:45:11 +0000 Jes Burns & Rachael McDonald 4512 at http://klcc.org Winter Weather Closure Information For Wednesday Eugene 4J Withdraws From Education Service District http://klcc.org/post/eugene-4j-withdraws-education-service-district <p>Last week (10-23-13) the Eugene 4J School Board formally announced its intention to withdraw from Lane Education Service District. KLCC’s Tiffany Eckert looks into what the regional service agency provides and why the largest school district in Lane County made the decision to pull out.</p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 03:34:39 +0000 Tiffany Eckert 2175 at http://klcc.org