As students head back to class in Oregon this week, education leaders are anticipating continued funding challenges while academic requirements get more and more stringent.
Former Eugene Mayor Jim Torrey has served on the 4J School board for 8 years. And is chair of the board this year. He took his granddaughter to school for freshman orientation.
Torrey: "As we were driving to school, I said, well are you all ready to go to high school? And she said, boy, I'm really nervous. And I said, well, you should be. But hopefully, this will be a great experience."