School leaders want to hear from all Oregonians about their hopes and dreams for education in the state. Wednesday, Eugene 4J, Bethel and Springfield schools are holding a community meeting as part of Oregon Rising.
The Eugene 4J School District has agreed to an exclusive rights-contract with Nike for varsity uniforms. The school board voted 5 to 2 at their Wednesday meeting to approve the 5-year contract with the Beaverton-based company.
A program in Lane County that helps children get ready to be in school got a big infusion of federal money this fall. The Kids in Transition to School program started years ago in Eugene / Springfield and is poised to go county-wide.
Four Lane County school superintendents will discuss their plans for social studies, civics, government, and community projects in their districts. The September 11 Friday Forum will also give City Club members and guests an opportunity to become acquainted with the new 4J superintendent and Springfield’s recently appointed interim superintendent.
As students at Oregon's K - 12 public schools head back to class Eugene's Bethel School District is celebrating. This year, kids at Malabon and Fairfield Elementary Schools are in new buildings, and Willamette High School has a new Science building. All funded by voter passed bonds.
Ten candidates for contested elections to Eugene school board positions will tell City Club members about the skills and experiences they can offer their districts. They are also invited to describe the issues they see as most significant and how they would seek to resolve them.
Of the three Bethel School Board positions up for election this year, only one is contested. Blake Holton is running for Position 6 against Ginger Poage, who has served since 1983.