Eugene 4j

Eugene 4J
1:32 pm
Tue October 7, 2014

Eugene 4J Teachers Ratify Three-Year Contract

Eugene 4j teachers ratified a tentative three-year contract Monday night.  It now goes to the 4j School Board for final approval.  Mary Walston, a past board chair and bargaining team member, says the Board will vote on the contract at its October 15th meeting:

Walston:  "It includes a modest increase for staff in terms of cost-of-living and step increases.  They'll be some health benefit increases in the second and third year."

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Eugene
10:42 am
Sun September 28, 2014

Eugene 4J School District And Teachers Union Reach Agreement

The Eugene 4J School District and the Eugene Education Association teachers union reached a tentative agreement on a new labor contract on Saturday.

Bargaining teams met for several formal sessions in May and June after the previous contract expired.

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New 4J School Building
12:29 pm
Tue September 23, 2014

Eugene 4J River Road School Open House To Offer Designs For New Building

River Road/El Camino del Rio School

Eugene 4J’s River Road/El Camino del Rio Elementary School is being replaced.    On Thursday, community members may view potential designs for the school.  The District intends to build on the same property while the current school is kept open, says 4J spokeswoman Kerry Delf:

Delf:  "The River Road Elementary School is on a piece of property that has space to the west and space to the east. So one of the decisions that has yet to be made is the precise   location of where the new building will be”

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Eugene 4J School District
12:20 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Advocates Kickoff Eugene 4J Levy Campaign

4j Levy supporters gather Monday at Sheldon High School in Eugene.
Credit Rachael McDonald

Advocates say Eugene 4j students depend on a local option levy to fully fund their education. The Yes for 4J Schools Levy Campaign kickoff was Monday at Sheldon High School.

This is the 4th time 4j is asking voters to renew a 5-year levy that generates 8 million dollars annually. Jennifer Winters is a parent and campaign chair. She says with the state investing less in education, the levy is a way local residents can make a difference.

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Eugene 4J School District
7:46 am
Thu September 4, 2014

4J Board Chair Says This School Year Will Be Better

Jim Torrey in the KLCC studios
Credit Rachael McDonald / KLCC

As the new school year begins this week, Jim Torrey, Chair of the Eugene 4J School Board, talks with KLCC's Rachael McDonald. He says this year will be easier for students, teachers and parents.

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Eugene 4J
12:33 pm
Thu June 26, 2014

School Superintendent Shelley Berman Gives A Year's Notice At 4J

Sheldon "Shelly" Berman asked to be released from his contract as Eugene 4J Superintendent. He'll leave the district in June 2015.
Credit Eugene 4J School District

Shelley Berman will leave his post as Eugene 4-J School District Superintendent after next school year. Berman asked to be released from his contract early and the school board Wednesday agreed.Berman says there are a few reasons for his decision to move on, one is family.

Berman: "I have a family that's distributed all across the country right now and we're trying to bring everybody back together in one place."

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Eugene 4J
3:00 pm
Mon May 26, 2014

4J Seeks Input on Plans For New Roosevelt Middle School

Roosevelt Middle School in South Eugene.
Credit Eugene 4J School District

The public is invited to participate in designing a new Middle School in South Eugene. Voters approved a bond measure last spring to pay for improvements in the 4J district. There's a public meeting Tuesday at Roosevelt Middle School.

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City Club of Eugene
1:38 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Working Together On The BEST Outcomes for Kids

Recorded on: Friday, April 4, 2014

Air Date: Monday, April 7, 2014

Working Together on the BEST Outcomes for Kids

This program will explain how Eugene School District 4J and community partners use research-based approaches to raise up our most vulnerable elementary, middle school students and ensure a college going culture with teens who might otherwise struggle to make sense of high school and higher education.

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Eugene 4J
10:56 pm
Wed March 19, 2014

4J Moves Ahead With Local Option Levy Renewal, Roosevelt Middle Land Sale Process

Roosevelt Middle School site in South Eugene may be the future home of the YMCA.
Credit Eugene 4J

Residents of the Eugene 4J School District will decide this November whether to continue tax support for local schools.  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.

    

Board member Jim Torrey said the district was already stretched, and losing the funds would have major consequences.

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Class Size
10:39 am
Wed March 19, 2014

Eugene 4J Principal, Students, On Class Size Increases

Eugene 4J Principal Chris Mitchell
Credit Eugene 4J Schools

In a recent research study, Oregon was reported to have the third largest public school classes in the country.  KLCC's Claude Offenbacher speaks with Eugene 4J’s Roosevelt Middle School principal Chris Mitchell and two of his students to discuss the impact of larger classes on their school.

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